Label Remover

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sun Jun 22 18:49:04 1997

On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, A.R. Duell wrote:

> There was a thread here a few weeks back about dealing with those sticky
> labels that seem to accumulate on classic computers.
> I've just bought a can of a substance called 'Electrolube (the brand name)
> Label Remover'. You spray it on, wait a few minutes, and rub the label
> off. I used it yesterday to remove some _strong_ double-sided adhesive
> tape inside my laser printer, and it did the job extremely well.
> The can claims that it may attack some plastics (so take care on classic
> micro cases!), and it's not that cheap (\pounds 4.00 for a small-ish
> spraycan from Maplin). But it certainly does the job.

Ok, I've stumbled across some good shit. It's called Trichlorethane (I
may be wrong about the name) but it's basically supposed to be used as a
VCR/VTR head cleaner but is also used as a general cleaner/degreaser. It
takes tape spooge off like it was nothing. There is also a product called
Blue Shower and Blue Shower II which also makes great cleaners, but they
are expensive. I bought an 8oz can of Blue Shower II for $12.90 and was
done with it in under 5 minutes trying to remove some tape spooge from a
computer case. Not worth the price in my opinion as it didn't do a very
good job. I then found out quite by accident that rubbing alcohol works
well for removing tape spooge if used in large volume. I spilled about 4
oz. of rubbing alcohol on my garage floor and sopped it up with a rag.
Figuring I might as well use it, I started rubbing the tape spooge on the
case and it came off quite easily. Try it sometime. I'll verify the
generic name of the cleaner I mentioned above. The real stuff was banned
because of its tendency to contribute to the ever-widening hole in the
ozone layer, but the spray product they have now is effective at removing
all sorts of grime.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Sun Jun 22 1997 - 18:49:04 BST

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