Removing sticker residue - with peanut butter. - RC Groups
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Oct 05, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Removing sticker residue - with peanut butter.

I recently acquired a used plane that was covered in stickers. Most came off without a problem but there was a big one on the fuse that left a lot of itself behind.

I tried the usual list of cleaners. 99% IP alcohol, acetone, WD-40, naphtha, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - a little came off but mostly it just got smeared around. I had found a page titled 30 Helpful Items To Remove Sticky Adhesive Goo and I went back to it to read the replies at the bottom. Seems a lot of people had success with peanut butter when nothing else worked, so I decided to try it.

I don't quite know why or how, but it worked really well. Almost all of the goo is gone now and with a little more elbow grease I can take care of the last of it.

WD40 was very helpful in removing the peanut butter. I'll take more pictures when I get to the other side of the fuse.
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Oct 08, 2012, 07:48 PM
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What a great idea. You have to wonder how anybody ever came up with it. I hope you wiped that fuselage off with a slice of bread.
Oct 09, 2012, 02:20 AM
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I once saw a person use peanut butter to remove gum from their hair in school once also...worked great!
Oct 10, 2012, 10:57 PM
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If peanut butter works, cooking oil should also work.... Mazola, canola, etc.

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