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Jun 29, 2009 19:45 |  #1

Just received a beautiful used 85mm f/1.8 lens from Adorama. Looks and performs like new (E+) except - there's there's a big white bar code label on the barrel which when I removed it left a big patch of "label goo" behind. If this was on a washing machine, Goof off would do a fine job, but how the heck do I remove it from a non-weather sealed lens body??

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Jun 29, 2009 19:51 |  #2

Hi Richard,

What always work for me and is quite safe for plastic is WD40. Spray it on a cloth and gently rub off the glue.

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Jun 29, 2009 19:59 |  #3

Use a stickier piece of tape and stick it on the leftover stuff you want to take off. I use some duct tape and it will pull it off.

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Jun 29, 2009 20:02 |  #4

A product named Goof-Off does this kind of thing perfectly.


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Jun 29, 2009 20:04 |  #5

Another good product is 'Goo-Gone'. Kind of lemon scented too.


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Jun 29, 2009 20:04 |  #6

Goo Gone
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You can find it almost everywhere.


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Jun 29, 2009 20:39 |  #7

As crazy as this might sound, a bit of peanut butter is great for removing goo and other tape and label residue.


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Jun 29, 2009 22:04 |  #8

Actually most any oil will work such as Baby oil and even peanut butter, My favorite store bought solution is De-Slov-It. Available at Walmart. A sorta orange oil cleaner that works wonders. Goof-Off will dissolve plastic so be careful.


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Jun 29, 2009 22:22 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #9

Wow - thanks for all the suggestions! I was concerned about using anything liquid in case it migrated inside the lens, so I think I'll start out by trying to pull it off with duct tape and go from there.

I hope the title didn't imply anything negative about Adorama (one of my two favorite stores), because it was beautifully packed and sealed. E+ mean some visible evidence of use if you look carefully, but I've looked very carefully and see none.


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Jun 29, 2009 23:47 |  #10

Even a bit of cooking oil with help remove adhesive residue


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Jun 30, 2009 00:12 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #11

Duct tape did the trick in no time and didn't expose my lastest and best lens to date to any liquids.

I'd buy a used lens from Adorama again anyday. :D


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Jun 30, 2009 00:14 as a reply to  @ Frugal's post |  #12

Time to update your sig!


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Jul 01, 2009 05:57 |  #13

Message from Helen at Adorama Camera

Frugal wrote in post #8198460 (external link)
Duct tape did the trick in no time and didn't expose my lastest and best lens to date to any liquids.

I'd buy a used lens from Adorama again anyday. :D

Many thanks for the recommendation for buying used from Adorama - but if you ever have any concerns regarding an order from Adorama Camera - or AdoramaPix - please don't hesitate to contact me directly.

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Jul 01, 2009 06:22 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #14

^ oh, she's here too? her and the B&H rep duked it out on my flickr once. annoying.


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Jul 01, 2009 06:32 |  #15

Message from Helen at Adorama Camera

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^ oh, she's here too? her and the B&H rep duked it out on my flickr once. annoying.

Sorry; it's my job, employed as the advocate to act on behalf of Adorama customers, to ensure that I am visible.

Otherwise, who knows how to contact me if there is a problem with an order from Adorama?

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