Removing glue from painted cardboard box


Old 03-23-12, 09:29 AM
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Removing glue from painted cardboard box


I have small painted thin cardboard boxes, similar to an inkjet toner cartridge box. It has a label attached to it by thick layer of glue drops, I i tried to use a hair dryer and rubbing alcohol to remove the label without leaving any glue residue behind . I was able to remove the label but the I could not get the residue off without scratching the surface or spreading the glue or the paint got fainted. I need to remove the glue and not to leave any residue behind without harming the surface or the paint . Please help Thanks
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Old 03-23-12, 09:33 AM
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You might try a little mineral spirits and see how it does.
Old 03-23-12, 09:50 AM
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You might also try putting the boxes in the freezer for about an hour. That sometimes will allow the glue to be just "popped" off with a plastic tool or scraper.

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