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Old 03-22-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default How to remove glue

G'day all, English appears to be my second language now so please bear with me. Spent the last couple of weeks in the hospital with a stroke. Just got out today and I am trying to figure out how to get all the glue off of me from the portable heart monitors they had me wearing. When a contact gave out they just glued another one on.

Anyway, I am this sticky icky mess and how do I get rid of the glue??

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Rubbing Alcohol. HRP
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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I've been there (heart attack, not stroke), that glue is annoying. I didn't use any solvents or anything, just a lot of scrubbing with a rough washcloth and soap. I wouldn't use anything stronger than a citrus hand cleaner with some grit in it, like Fast Orange. Solvents absorb through the skin.

Best of luck for a full recovery.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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Yes, rubbing alcohol will do it. Make sure your not smoking while cleaning yourself up.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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Was gonna suggest the stuff from 3M thinking that it was for glue removal on your old station wagon, taking off the fake wood trim. But, that stuff is too expensive to use on your chest.

Hope you're feeling better.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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Rubbing alcohol worked for me. That glue is tough stuff.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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Was gonna suggest the stuff from 3M thinking that it was for glue removal on your old station wagon, taking off the fake wood trim. But, that stuff is too expensive to use on your chest.

Hope you're feeling better.
And something you shouldn't use on your skin. HRP
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #8
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Depends on the glue i've had some luck with W.D. hope you feel better and get well.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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A couple of years ago I had two heart attacks and a stroke within a four-month period. The glue comes off after a number of showers. Just work on it each time and don't worry about it. Now, get back out in the garage!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Rubbing alcohol & cotton balls. The cotton is just rough enough to catch & pull the glue off. BTW hope you are feeling better.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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WD40, harmless, the smell will make you feel better, too.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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WD40, harmless, the smell will make you feel better, too.
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Skin Contact: Prolonged and/or repeated contact may produce skin irritation and defatting with possible dermatitis.

My cardiologist said the best thing is to let it naturally go away over a few days of normal washing. It seems to show up more after a day or two then the first day. Weird
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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Your wife's nail polish remover, it also worked great on the residue from window tint when i peeled it off
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #14
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No solvents. WD40 is better, but still not that good for you. But that's close to the right idea. Oily stuff works pretty good, but baby oil will be better for you. Fast orange is safe, and great for cutting grease, but I'm not sure that it'll cut the glue...might work though. Actually, we sluff off the outer layers of skin pretty quickly. Even if you did nothing but normal showers, it'd probably be gone in about a week.

Best wishes for you health. God bless.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #15
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Don't worry about it. It will come off naturally, just be glad your not covered with dirt.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #16
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A rough wash cloth and any cooking oil will remove it. I use that on stickers and it works good just need to put a little effort into it.


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Old 03-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #17
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Did wonder if Fast Orange or similar stuff would work.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #18
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that glue sucks. Time will take it off or try olive oil. Worked for me.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #19
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I know that this might sound odd but vegetable or extra virgin olive oil will take it off quickly and safely!
I know I've been, there and done that.
Hope that you have a speedy recovery and that you won't have any repeat episodes.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #20
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I know that this might sound odd but vegetable or extra virgin olive oil will take it off quickly and safely!
I know I've been, there and done that.
Hope that you have a speedy recovery and that you won't have any repeat episodes.
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Or peanut butter. The oil in it works wonders.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #21
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I guess sand blasting is out of the question...Ingnore the glue, call them tattoos..
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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baby oil, then you can be baby soft too.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #23
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don't use anything toxic! 80 grit should do it just don't go too deep
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #24
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Isn't there an APP for that?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #25
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Go back to your Dr or hospital and get some adhesive remover wipes. I have a stack of them on my counter as we speak (xray tech) smell nice and orange and will take off the glue, and amazingly enough sometimes clean the paints off my hands.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #27
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sander with some 80 grit, follow up with 320 wet sanding, and buff it out, just kidding, glad your ok
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:31 PM   #28
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FWIW . . . .

The Citrus Air Freshener I get from Wal-Mart will remove the glue from price tags and such . . . . . . . .
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #29
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I just got all mine off after a month of showers. I have a mild allergic reaction to all glue , Including the contact cement I use every day. But after a stroke or heart attack, the glue shoul be the least of our worries, glad we're all still here! Jack
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #30
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Olive oil! Used by hospitals.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #31
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Watch out with cotton balls ,they make you look funny when they stick in the glue.
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