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Help Sticky Tape rsidue New Calphln Pan

Florida2's picture

I just brought home my new Calphalon Pot with lid half price TJMaxx.


At TJMaxx they use clear packaging tape like what you send packages thru mail, to secure the lid to the pot. I peeled off the tape, but it left a huge track of sticky underside of the tape-- I cant figure out how to get it off--do you all know of any chemical product that would work. The tape is on the glass lid as well as the outside of the anodized pot.

teebee's picture

(post #56102, reply #1 of 20)

I have always had good luck with "Spray and Wash" or "Shout" to get tape gunk off of things.  They are solvents, so it helps to dissolve the gunk.

Florida2's picture

(post #56102, reply #2 of 20)

Whoa! I'll go try it right now--thanks!

MadMom's picture

(post #56102, reply #3 of 20)

If you have any WD40 around, it is also great at getting tape residue off.



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Florida2's picture

(post #56102, reply #5 of 20)

The SHout does not work


The WD-40 got about 50 per cent of it off but the rest just will not come off


 


I'll buy some charcoal lighter tomorrow and try that.

Carole4's picture

(post #56102, reply #4 of 20)

Charcoal lighter? Gets off a lot of sticky stuff and we don't use it anymore as we have a gas grill.

Gretchen's picture

(post #56102, reply #6 of 20)

WD40, Goof Off, or vegetable oil

Gretchen

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Florida2's picture

(post #56102, reply #7 of 20)

What does not do the job so far:


Shout, Vegetable oil, 3 in 1 oil


WD 40 got some of it and the rest is very stubborn. I think I recall seeing a product called Goo Gone or Goo Begone. Tomroww Ill check at walmart.(our only store in town besides grocery).


I am ready to shoot the idiot who packs the pots like this. But, alas, TJMaxx is 30 miles away and it will be a while till I get there again, by then this will be a distant memory.

MadMom's picture

(post #56102, reply #8 of 20)

There must be a special place in hell for the people who put tape on things.  Right next to the idiots who put all the twist ties and plastic thingies on toys that kids want to open and play with.



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Florida2's picture

(post #56102, reply #9 of 20)

You can say that again.


And lets not forget the awful sewing of stiff scratchy tags around the collar to torture the backs of our necks and are very hard to completely clip out without accidentally clipping a hole in the fabric.


 


I think I'll go spray more WD 40 on it and let it sit a half hour.


Edited 5/10/2008 8:49 pm ET by Florida2

veronica320's picture

(post #56102, reply #17 of 20)

About those labels. I read a tip that seemed cheesy at the time, but honestly it works: put a band-aid over the *!!@#!!* label. I have a beloved silk cardigan with one of those impossible-to-remove labels made of sandpaper that has spent its life covered with a band-aid. Peace at last. That said, all fabricators of said articles should still perish into perdition. We should start a thread on this....
V.

veronica320's picture

(post #56102, reply #13 of 20)

Yes. And in that special place in hell, let us reserve a suite for the manufacturers of medicines that come in gorilla-proof blister packs.
V.

MadMom's picture

(post #56102, reply #16 of 20)

Amen!  The last thing you want to do when you aren't feeling well is wrestle with some idiot's idea of an impenetrable blister pack.



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LuciaK's picture

(post #56102, reply #10 of 20)

I like GooGone to get rid of sticker residue. Good luck!

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delice's picture

(post #56102, reply #11 of 20)

Acetone will get it off

veronica320's picture

(post #56102, reply #12 of 20)

I vote with LuciaK. I am a Goo Gone devotee because it works and doesn't give me a headache. Just used a bunch today on what remained of my car's parking sticker after the blow dryer treatment.

I'd suggest you wipe Goo Gone on your pan with a Q-tip and then cover it with Press-n-Seal or Saran wrap. Or leave it in a plastic bag. Let it penetrate and then wipe it with a cloth and some Bon Ami. It's never let me down.

Good luck.
V.

Frankie's picture

(post #56102, reply #14 of 20)

Both Goof-Off and Acetone (and WD-40) are basically compatible solvents which will thin the adhesive and therefore help remove it but also spread it around.

Frequently, mineral oil works very well, but for a 100% solution (no pun intended) try mineral spirits or turpentine. They breakdown the adhesive into little balls which they also coat, thereby preventing the balls of adhesive from ever sticking to anything again.

Frankie


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Flay your Suffolk bought-this-morning sole with organic hand-cracked pepper and blasted salt. Thrill each side for four minutes at torchmark haut. Interrogate a lemon. Embarrass any tough roots from the samphire. Then bamboozle till it's al dente with that certain je ne sais quoi.

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Syb's picture

(post #56102, reply #15 of 20)

Isopropyl alcohol works for some things.  We have 99%; most are 70%.  I don't know if it makes a difference.  I use the 99% for my fondue burner.

thecooktoo's picture

(post #56102, reply #18 of 20)

Nail Polish Remover (Acetone) and Goo Gone are both dependable.  And, yes, there is a special place in hell for all those that use impentrable tape to affix stuff to what I buy!


Jim

Florida2's picture

(post #56102, reply #19 of 20)

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!


I went to Home Depot and got Goo Gone--then the saleswoman pointed out North American Citrus Air Freshener. She said they use that on all their pesky sticky labels on their counters at Lowes. For $1.99 I said What the Heck


So, I tried Goo Gone---no luck.


I tried the Citrus Air Freshener and (drum roll here! IT WORKED!


Its made by North American-- I think it has some kind of citrus oil in it (its oily)--the can doesnt say what is in it.


Thanks for all your ideas. Nothing at all worked except for the air freshener. Put that on your rolodex :)


Edited 5/12/2008 6:27 pm ET by Florida2

Betakin's picture

(post #56102, reply #20 of 20)

Glad it worked for you. I have found good luck removing the sticky junk from Hades with several sprays of Windex then a good rub.