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Subject: Press n' Seal
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:24 AM ET
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I received a book today that had been wrapped in Press n' Seal----------------------the cover is full of sticky sealant.  Does anyone know how to remove this stuff without damaging the cover?

Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:28 AM ET
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I think rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball are supposed to work, to break down the adhesive. But I've never actually tried it.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I always use goo gone to remove sticker residue, maybe it will work with this too.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:44 AM ET
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What a mess!!!  The whole book--front & back--full of sticky stuff.  I took Anissa's advice and used a cotton ball & alcohol and it works.  Actually I went to wet cotton ball again and dropped it in the bottle and spilled alcohol all over the place trying to get it out!  Found out that paper towel with alcohol works also!!!

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 12:35 PM ET
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I usually use Goo Gone too, but I'm thinking I like the alcohol idea better, because then I go over it with Windex to get the oil off.  I don't like the smell of Goo Gone.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 1:30 PM ET
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ahh that's horrible.  Sorry to hear you recieved a book like that, I wouldn't want to.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 5:04 PM ET
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Maybe TPTB need to address that problem.  It could ruin a book.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 8:04 PM ET
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Maybe TPTB need to address that problem.  It could ruin a book.

actually, it's already specifically stated in the wrapping directions not to use Press N' Seal.  so the issue would have to be taken up with the sender.

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:14 PM ET
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And be sure to mark ones wrapped like this as either RWAP or note it in the comments section.