Hard to remove stickers


#1

Im in the middle of a ccu job for a builder. I am not using razors for the job. Am coming across hard to remove stickers and silicone. Scrubbing with steel wool cleans about 90% of the window. The other 10% is hard to remove spots. What works best to remove these? Has anyone used paint thinner?


#2

I’ve always used my triumph scraper for sticker residue provided there aren’t any fines.


#3

A razor would sure make light work of those. :wink:


#4

Navi! You’re back! Glad to see your “in the game!” I sent you an email, to which you never responded. I called you about five or ten times to talk to you. You never called me back. Anywho, GooGone, or GooGone Adhesive Remover. Let 'em soak on the residue. Rub, re-soak (the spots) until gone. Do not get on painted surfaces, just rub some on the sticky spots…let dwell…re-soak and rub; repeat until gone. Stay warm…make money. :sunglasses:


#5

Did you get insurance, or is that why you dont want to use a razor because you dont have it yet?


#6

I have used paint thinner. Works really well. But probably no better then goo gone. Plus the paint thinner makes your mop stink.


#7

You can use a 1 inch razor to penetrate the hardened shell of the adhesive (either tape or silicone) then agitate with a wet Magic Eraser. You may have to scrap just the debris, not the whole glass, again to penetrate through. Goo Gone may come in quite handy too.


#8

Comrade -
I used to always use GooGone until a sign company turned me on to Turtle Wax Label and Sticker Remover. It is more effective and versatile than the GooGone that I have used for years. The aerosel spray helps me be more strategic with the distribution. I still have the GooGone but the Turtlewax is my first-line go to now. Works well on silicone that is tight to glass. Purchase it at Autozone or equivalent.
Hope this helps.



#9

Hey appreciate it bud I ended up using goof off it worked great. My bad i missed your call I must have thought your collections. I get some of those :frowning: hey i remember reading your email thanks for reaching out. How long have you been in the window cleaning business for ?


#10

Great I like the spray I will look into it.


#11

The Turtle Wax Label and Sticker Remover is an interesting product. I checked out the ingredients section of the SDS. Here it is.

Petroleum Distillites (Hydrotreated Light) 64742-47-8 15-40%
Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether 112-34-5 10-30%
Propane 74-98-6 10-30%
Acetone 67-64-1 7-13%
D-Limonene 5989-27-5 3-7%
Undeceth-3 34398-01-1 1-5%

Probably the Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether and the Acetone do most of the work. D-Limonene is an average solvent with a slow evaporation rate. And the petroleum distillites and D-Limonene likely slow down the evaporation rate of the DGME and Acetone. I like it. Underceth is polyethylene glycol and is used as an emulsifier. It just helps to bring everything together.

Thanx for sharing!

Henry


#12

Navi, have been in biz solo for one year now. I get the phone thing, knowing you would not recognize number. Since I got a business license, my phone rings off the hook with every scammer from California to Canada. If I don’t recognize the number, I don’t even answer. When I do answer, I YELL “Take My Name Off The List And Don’t Call Back!” It does no good. After a year they still call back, I just don’t answer.

I said GooGone because it does not have the toxic, explosive fumes of Goof Off. I guess you’re learning. Let us know when you get paid…how long it took. :sunglasses: