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Subject: Removing price sticker goop
Date Posted: 11/25/2011 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2011
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Anyone have luck getting that glue residue off the cover your book? You know, the shadow of goop left behind by the price sticker - regardless if the book's new or used book. - sticks to your fingers and tends to collect fuzz. I'm familiar with products like Goo Gone, but frankly, I don't like the smell of strong stuff like that. I'm hoping there's something cheap and simple like... vinegar or something. Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 4:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2006
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I use isopropol alcohol (rubbing alcohol 70%)  I keep a glass spray bottle here at my desk.

Use a piece of cotton terry cloth or t-shirt as a rag. Paper tissue kleenex just shreds and leaves little white particles.

If this doesn't work- I use a great product called De-Solv-It-- Just a little tiny drop usually works !

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 7:33 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2011
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Good to know. I've got some rubbing alcohol on the shelf. I'll give a shot, thanks Sue.

Date Posted: 1/6/2012 11:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/3/2011
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Goo Gone is really good for waterresistent dust covers. One bottle will last for years and can help with getting the tags that just won't let go. For really stubborn goo use a damp cloth in a circular motion to wipe off the Goo Gone.. I have never used rubbing alcohol. i have used rubbing alcohol to clean mirrors and windows, it doesn't leave a residue like other window cleaners.