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Offline pawsplus

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(*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« on: September 20, 2007, 11:36:28 AM »
I swear, I don't know what companies are THINKING when they put these HUGE labels on plastic items that are essentially impossible to remove without nuclear weapons.  :doh:  Like this:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=6067+15323+17016&pcatid=17016

I have a corner litterbox and right now it looks like C*** b/c I peeled off as much label as I could and then soaked it in hot water and scrubbed at it w/ a scrubby sponge, and so now there is nasty sticky white stuff all over it where the label used to be.

I have also tried nail polish remover.

Any ideas??? How do I get this stuff off?? and what is WRONG w/ companies when they make a $6 litterbox take this much out of a person??   >:(
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 11:59:40 AM »
I need to know this, too. I just bought those same litterpans and I couldn't get the labels off, either:( About the only way I got as much as I did off was to scratch it with a sharp blade. Course, it started to make grooves in the plastic, so I quit.
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 12:57:32 PM »
Goo Gone! Let it soak awhile, and then bam, take it off no problem. I did this with one of my litterboxes, not both. So one is perfect (well, as perfect as something that gets pooped in regularly can be :confused: ) and the other has parts of the paper peeled off.
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Offline Dayne

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 02:00:55 PM »
I agree with italianqt, Goo Gone is the thing to use. You can find it at target, walmart, just about any store like that. It's orange in color and very inexpensive. It does leave a residue though so be very sure to rinse very very very well, and then rinse some more. It has citrus in it and if you've ever used a citrus cleaner you know the residue I'm talking about that is left over.

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 02:03:09 PM »
I feel your pain!! Who's bright idea was it to stick those labels there and in such glue that it's impossible to remove! I say we all collectively pick a company(like those litter pans) and complain! lol  :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 02:04:07 PM »
I've used rubbing alcohol with very good success.  I've even gotten labels off of paper boxes with it.

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 10:57:26 PM »
We sell something called stick-eaze (or spelled differently perhaps?) at my work. We use it on all of our stuck stickers we want removed. It's all natural and works quite well. It is citrus based though so you want to make sure it's really washed off afterwards.

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 11:47:10 PM »
I've had good luck with WD-40

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 11:48:04 PM »
I've had good luck with WD-40
Yet ANOTHER thing you can do with that stuff! Haha!
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 09:42:33 AM »
I found they eventually just kinda 'melt' off if you are washing them in hot soapy water every week.
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2007, 12:33:26 PM »
just soak it for an hour or two in VERY sudsy water (preferably dawn soap) and run it throught the dishwasher...that should do it if the dishwasher alone doesn't
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 12:42:17 PM »
I've tried WD-40, long soaks in soapy water, and pretty much everything else except goo-gone before.  None worked.  I'll get goo-gone.

But again, THIS SHOULD NOT BE FREAKIN' NECESSARY!!!!  There ARE stickers that just peel off, leaving no residue.  If they MUST put stickers on, they should use THOSE!   >:(
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 01:38:28 PM »
I always use lighter fluid.  It's extremely cheap, and only takes a couple minutes to soak into the sticker(s) before you can take them right off without any problems.
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2007, 01:45:51 PM »
Yup, Goo-Gone = my best friend.

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2007, 01:48:54 PM »
I saw some small trial sized bottles of Goo Gone yesterday at Office Depot, they were up by the registers mixed in with all their impulse items.  :thumbsup2:

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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2007, 01:53:03 AM »
My grandma always told me that lemon juice can get off stuff like that but I think it would be easier to just use goo gone.

I also hate the fact that they have to put stickers on plastic items.  I always hated how the sticker on my igloo got all nasty because some of it was still there and the rats would pee all over it.
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Re: (*&^%^ LABELS!!! How to remove??
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2007, 05:27:16 PM »
UGH, I know, I have the exact same litter pan and it's still sticky and looks gross. I'll try what some of these smart people have suggested!   :bow:
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