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Subject: Problem solved, Thank you-How to remove the residue from press and seal?
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 7:35 AM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2005
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I have received some books that were wrapped in press and seal plastic,is there anyway i can remove the stickiness without ruining the book?

Thanks



Last Edited on: 12/13/09 1:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 8:24 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2009
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If the surface is shiny (has a protective coating) then you can use a product like Goo Gone or lighter fluid. If it is a matte finish, it may mar the surface. Apply lightly (put on a paper towel first) and rub gently.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 1:05 PM ET
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I've had good luck with wet wipes -- not the baby kind, but the cleaning kind, like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, or even a little window cleaner on a paper towel. Use less rather than more, until you see if it is affecting the cover. (I've never had any problems, but then there are always exceptions to the rule..._)

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 2:49 PM ET
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Probably the alcohol in the base Sally. 

Other household products such as nail polish remover may also do the job...just your choice as to what you feel offers less chance of damaging the cover while removing the sticky :)

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 10:14 PM ET
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Thank you, I'm going to try out some of these idea.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 12:26 AM ET
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Try rubbing alcohol, that works for me with mild stickiness.

I use Goo Gone, too, on more advanced cases.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 1:38 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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And please let the sender know that Press n Seal isn't supposed to be used here, due to the residue.