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Windows 7: Removing stickers from my laptop

06 Dec 2012   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's the oil in mayonnaise that soften adhesives. Baby oil will do the same. Commercial adhesive removers include Goo Gone ad Goof Off.


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06 Dec 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's the oil in mayonnaise that soften adhesives. Baby oil will do the same. Commercial adhesive removers include Goo Gone ad Goof Off.
Yeah! Goof Off was what I couldn't think of. Work real well but smells bad.
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06 Dec 2012   #13
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks, everybody, for all of the suggestions! I might know of a couple people on my campus who'd be likely to have Goo Gone. I'll keep you posted as I make further progress.
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06 Dec 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
It's the oil in mayonnaise that soften adhesives. Baby oil will do the same. Commercial adhesive removers include Goo Gone ad Goof Off.
Mayonnaise tastes better.
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06 Dec 2012   #15
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Rubbing Alcohol or Hand Cleaner ("cream" type, not the gritty type)
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06 Dec 2012   #16
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have heard of this product which might help.

https://www.google.com/search?source....1.iNltD3bawkg
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06 Dec 2012   #17
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Lemon juice works well.
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07 Dec 2012   #18
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So far, just scrubbing at the adhesive with an old sock dipped in water is working pretty well. As mitchell65 said, there are some permanent-looking lines left over, but nothing that stands out too bad. When I get all the adhesive cleaned off, I'll post a "finished" picture.
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08 Dec 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well you have umpteen suggestions to try.

I suspect you'll need one of the solvents mentioned to get all the bits off, or one arm will get a good workout.
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08 Dec 2012   #20
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It ended up being a combination of elbow grease, water, and Lysol all-purpose cleaner, but the end result is the laptop looking like new again. The Lysol even took care of the lines and patchy appearance left over by the stickers.

Here is a timeline picture of the entire thing.

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