Stuck on Glue

  1. hey all-

    I peeled the sticker, off my eMachines T3882, and now there is a residue from the glue stuck on the bezel and water wont take it off. I didnt know if anyone knows of any solvents that would take it off, but not harm the plastic bezel.

  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Goo gone or maybe some isopropyl alcohol should take it off.
  3. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    ok, that wont harm the bezel will it?

  4. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Acetone works well too.Just make sure you get a can of acetone from a hardware store that is ment to be used as a solvent.Don't use nailpolish remover. (nailpolish remover which is mostly acetine contains dye that might stain the case)
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ah yes those damn stickers lol.

    I find a little cooking oil does the trick.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 398

    like olive oil, or corn oil?

  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Either of those should loosen the glue. Basically it just makes the glue slide off.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Wow thats a cool thing to consider! Ive used this stuff Called Oops (Strong Solvent) but the oil is somthign to keep in mind.
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    works like a champ, wouldn't hurt a fly...
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    Well, clear acetone will work the best of anything. IsoOctane will also work but it will harm the plastic. Isopropyl alcohol will also work and won't harm anything.

    If you want to avoid chemicals like those, Peanut Butter will work. I imagine same principal as the cooking oil Howard suggested. Just apply and let sit for a good while (30 minutes or longer - longer the better) then wipe off with paper towel, repeat if necessary.

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