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 Post subject: GAH!!! removing stickers
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:36 pm 
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I just took all of the stickers off of my Rubik's 5x5x5. but now I have to get all of the residue off. I stick masking tape on the cube pull it off and repeat. It takes forever!!! How do you guys remove sticky residue?

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Try something like "Goo Gone". I think you can find it at a hardware store.

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lightly brush a thin layer of olive oil over the goop (thin, so as to not have it run between the pieces), let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes, and then wipe with a soft cloth. It will be a "vigorous" rub, but much easier than the tape method, and won't damage the plastic either!

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i just use my fingernail to peel it off.....

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I used a plastic polishing tool for the dremel but it just spreads the residue all
over so it makes the surfaces all sticky. It at least makes the surface smooth
for stickers and it is really easy.

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Regarding GooGone, here is what I said on a similar thread:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=46322#p46322
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My Rubik's 5x5 stickers just came off without leaving any gunk.... :)
Goo gone seems to be the weapon of choice here.

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Not sure if this is an available item in the USA or elsewhere in the world, but I use eucalyptus oil. Nothing is more effective and it has 0 effect on the plastics.Tea tree oil might also be similar.

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sausage wrote:
Not sure if this is an available item in the USA or elsewhere in the world, but I use eucalyptus oil. Nothing is more effective and it has 0 effect on the plastics.Tea tree oil might also be similar.


I used a Tea Tree oil based cleaner when I restickered my 5x5x5 and it worked extremely well; the residue came off with no scrubbing. It did not harm the plastic in any way, and did not require washing afterward. Check a guide before using any essential oils. Some of them can be harmful if ingested or put directly on the skin.

The cleaner I used can be found here.

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I prefer the packing tape method. Masking tape probably isn't sticky enough. Thin packing tape is my residue remover of choice. If you pull at an angle (not straight up) the residue gets removed fairly easily.

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