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    know what really grinds my gears? putting the BP in low gear just kidding.
    bought a new hammer.. 300 gram (10.5oz) cross peen .. square face, I really like the size..

    anyway what frikk'n glue do they use to put (UPC!) stickers *right onto* products? this was on
    the wood handle and now its all gummy / sticky / snotty right where my hand falls.

    wood handle so i just scraped it clean with a razor.. have a little bald spot there, but no big
    deal, just a handle.. but I've had this happen (all the time) on higher end stuff.. nice chisels
    or wood plane handles.. not to mention host of other tools and/or electronics.

    yeah I know, if this is what i've got to complain about I've got it good .. but dang they couldn't
    use better (easier) glue?

    just venting
    Tony

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    Removing labels is one of the very few things I actually use WD40 for.
    Paul Compton
    www.morini-mania.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tony View Post
      but dang they couldn't use better (easier) glue?Tony
      Tony,

      Its a theft deterrent measure. Too many people have taken the UPC sticker off a cheap product and put it on an expensive one before going through the check-out. Thus stronger glue.

      Stan

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      • #4
        Try the citrus based Goo-Gone, it works great for removing that sticker residue without damaging surfaces.

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        • #5
          brake cleaner.

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          • #6
            Goop hand cleaner too.
            Kansas City area

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            • #7
              I'm with EVguru. That is about the only thing I use WD40 for, that and initial cleaning of greasy, oily parts. Adhesive stickers are one of my pet peeves, also. They even put the damn things on fruit! Buy and apple and you've gotta peel the damn sticker off of it. A related peeve of mine is the indestructible, un-openable packaging they put some stuff in these days.
              Last edited by Gunney; 10-07-2013, 04:15 PM. Reason: fix spelling

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              • #8
                Stickers on steel bar stock from the steel suppliers is the worst. I finally figured out that instead of using a putty knife to slowly try to push the sticker off, I could hit it at a fairly good speed it would come right off. I think I was using denatured alcohol to clean off the adhesive.

                Brian
                OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                THINK HARDER

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                • #9
                  Naphtha (lighter fluid) works well on most labels. Of course, Kalifornia has decided that naphtha is bad for something and banned its sale. But all the Sacramento fruits are camping nuts so they haven't yet (to my knowledge) banned Coleman camping fuel and it's mostly naphtha (or something with remarkably similar properties).
                  Regards, Marv

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                  Location: LA, CA, USA

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                  • #10
                    Pet Peeve? Going to get a product and the instructions are on the label, and the store guy/girl doing the pricing, puts the price sticker right over the instructions!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gunney View Post
                      I'm with EVguru. That is about the only thing I use WD40 for, that and initial cleaning of greasy, oily parts. Adhesive stickers are one of my pet peeves, also. They even put the damn things on fruit! Buy and apple and you've gotta peel the damn sticker off of it. A related peeve of mine is the indestructible, un-openable packaging they put some stuff in these days.
                      Actually, the labels on fruit are edible. If it doesn't come off when I wash the fruit I just eat it. Added benefit - more fiber.

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                      • #12
                        Goof-Off will definitely take the glue off, it will also take most finishes off, so be careful where you use it.
                        Jim

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                        • #13
                          This has probably raised the ire of everyone who's ever bought an item.
                          Years ago we bought each young daughter a pair of sunglasses. By the time I got the stick-on label off, the lens on one eye was ruined.

                          Within the last year or so I got a small spray can of stuff from Harbor Freight that works great for dissolving every such adhesive I've encountered. Can't recall the exact name, but that's its intended purpose. I think vaseline works pretty good for most.
                          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Frank K View Post
                            Actually, the labels on fruit are edible. If it doesn't come off when I wash the fruit I just eat it. Added benefit - more fiber.

                            Don't know but I might be onto something here..........
                            A woman goes to the hospital. "What seems to be the problem?" asked the Doctor. "Something is all wrong. I keep finding postage stamps from Costa Rica in my vagina."

                            The Doctor had a look, chuckled and said, "Those aren't postage stamps, my dear, they're the stickers off the bananas."

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                            • #15
                              Plastic packaging which is thick and has to be cut off before you can use the tool which you purchased , and anti tamper packaging on common items which are in supermarkets .

                              Michael

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