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Help! How can I get the glue off the bottom of some plastic cups, where the price tag was?

I've tried WD40, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover w/acetone, lighter fluid, SOS pad, and Comet Cleanser.

Nine of them cleaned fine using the WD40 but the last three are putting up a fight.

Any help would be appreciated before I take them back the Macy's!

franksolich is somewhat of a snob about this.

Don't buy plastic eating-ware.

Buy only glass, china preferred.

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1. Blowdryer?

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2. Sometimes adhesives will freeze and let go.

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3. I always get scotch tape and keep putting it on and pulling it off, taking a little of the glue at a time. It doesn't work on everything, but it usually does. When too much glue is on the tape, you just grab another piece and continue.

And from what I have heard (although I have not used it myself), WD-40 sometimes needs to be left on for a while to soak in and react with the glue.

The curmudgeonette primitive above is a pal of the big guy's.

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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 08:11:35 PM »
You gotta be kidding me.
They don't have clue as to how to remove adhesive that's still there?
I don't think the DUmmie did any of those things.
Any petro based product will get it off.
Stupid DUmpmonkeys.
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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 08:24:32 PM »
Tervis plastic cups kick ass.  I like to drink a lot of water and iced tea, and they keep it cold for hours.
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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 10:22:47 PM »
I would suggest the suich primitive fill the plastic cup with 1 part bleach and 1 part ammonia and wait patiently for the sticker to come off.

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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 10:25:53 PM »
I would suggest the suich primitive fill the plastic cup with 1 part bleach and 1 part ammonia and wait patiently for the sticker to come off.
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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 10:32:58 PM »
Oh hell yes.
Bring friends.

I've always noticed everybody in the DUmpster is more than happy to help the primitives with their household issues.  I wish I had started collecting all of our helpful hints when I first started noticing them, so we could have a Conservative Cave Household Hints e-book for the primitives to download. 

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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 10:41:26 PM »
The problems of the Primitives. Ah.

It would never occur to me to ask how to get price tag glue off an item. I would just try a variety of things and eventually it would come of. It always does.

Of course, years ago I asked how to cook brown rice in a microwave and someone told me to get a rice cooker. I resisted for a while, but that was the right answer.

Everyone has different levels of experience.

I would tell the primitive, "Elbow grease."

Of course, the primitive would equate that with "work" and reject it out of hand.
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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 10:42:07 PM »
I've always noticed everybody in the DUmpster is more than happy to help the primitives with their household issues.  I wish I had started collecting all of our helpful hints when I first started noticing them, so we could have a Conservative Cave Household Hints e-book for the primitives to download. 
>snort<
I've seen you in action.
You not a nice man.

Wait a minute, I like that idea. :drool:
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Re: primitive wants to get glue off the bottom of some plastic cups
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 04:18:42 AM »
The problems of the Primitives. Ah.

It would never occur to me to ask how to get price tag glue off an item. I would just try a variety of things and eventually it would come of. It always does.

Of course, years ago I asked how to cook brown rice in a microwave and someone told me to get a rice cooker. I resisted for a while, but that was the right answer.

Everyone has different levels of experience.

I would tell the primitive, "Elbow grease."

Of course, the primitive would equate that with "work" and reject it out of hand.


Maybe not. :jerkit: :tongue: :whistling:
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