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Thread: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

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    SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Hi All,

    My SP-445 came with instruction sticker attached to it. The sticker itself seems to be essentially that sort of cheapest, ugliest stuff that gets damaged after 2-3 times of use and leaving glue traces that are very hard to remove without special chemistry (which I find a bit disappointing given cost of the tank... but whatever ... ). I know I could remove glue traces with special glue removing liquid, but it is sold in large quantities only and I don't want to buy a big can just for the sake of cleaning SP-445 due to space issues. Did anyone face the same issue and maybe has a simpler idea on how to remove the glue?

    Thanks,
    Alex
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Have you tried denatured alcohol? It usually works well for sticker glue. Acetone as well, though I wouldn't use it on plastic, because it could damage it.

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    I got rid of it with a combination of running hot tap water and rubbing with my fingers, and alcohol wipes. Took time but it went away.

    I agree itís really unnecessary for them to use this glue or even to glue anything to it.

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Quote Originally Posted by helios View Post
    Hi All,

    My SP-445 came with instruction sticker attached to it. The sticker itself seems to be essentially that sort of cheapest, ugliest stuff that gets damaged after 2-3 times of use and leaving glue traces that are very hard to remove without special chemistry (which I find a bit disappointing given cost of the tank... but whatever ... ). I know I could remove glue traces with special glue removing liquid, but it is sold in large quantities only and I don't want to buy a big can just for the sake of cleaning SP-445 due to space issues. Did anyone face the same issue and maybe has a simpler idea on how to remove the glue?

    Thanks,
    Alex
    Have you asked the company that applied the sticker in the first place?

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Smear with peanut butter, leave overnight, wipe away. I've yet to come across any of those gummy sort of glues that it won't remove.

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Don't use Goof Off.

    Also, don't ask me how I know that.

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    I use lamp burning oil. Don’t know if this is the correct word, but I mean the oil you put into a lamp in where is a lint that you can put a light on.

    Put the oil on a piece of tissue and rub with it on the surface. Works very well.
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodak View Post
    I use lamp burning oil. Don’t know if this is the correct word, but I mean the oil you put into a lamp in where is a lint that you can put a light on.

    Put the oil on a piece of tissue and rub with it on the surface. Works very well.
    Called Kerosene in the US
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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    naphtha, or Coleman fuel is my go to work glue removal. works like a charm
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: SP-445 sticker / glue removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Nodda Duma View Post
    Called Kerosene in the US
    This is also sold in smaller bottles just called "Lamp Oil".

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