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How to remove glue

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vetteracer, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. 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??

  2. Rubbing Alcohol. HRP
  3. 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.
  4. Yes, rubbing alcohol will do it. Make sure your not smoking while cleaning yourself up.
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  5. 36tbird
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,065


    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.
  6. sidevalve8ba
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
    Posts: 959

    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Rubbing alcohol worked for me. That glue is tough stuff.
  7. And something you shouldn't use on your skin. HRP
  8. Olderchild
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
    Posts: 476

    from Ohio

    Depends on the glue i've had some luck with W.D. hope you feel better and get well.
  9. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 4,607


    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!
  10. Rubbing alcohol & cotton balls. The cotton is just rough enough to catch & pull the glue off. BTW hope you are feeling better.
  11. Bryan G
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    Posts: 175

    Bryan G
    from Delmarva

    WD40, harmless, the smell will make you feel better, too.
  12. hotroddon
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 15,163


    Uh FAIL
    from WD40;
    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
  13. 911 steve
    Joined: Nov 29, 2012
    Posts: 312

    911 steve
    from nebraska

    Your wife's nail polish remover, it also worked great on the residue from window tint when i peeled it off
  14. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,612

    from Michigan

    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.
  15. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,558


    Don't worry about it. It will come off naturally, just be glad your not covered with dirt.
  16. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 410


    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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  17. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,911

    from Hampsha

    Did wonder if Fast Orange or similar stuff would work.
  18. that glue sucks. Time will take it off or try olive oil. Worked for me.
  19. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,560

    from Dublin, OH

    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.
  20. Or peanut butter. The oil in it works wonders.:D
  21. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,994

    seb fontana
    from ct

    I guess sand blasting is out of the question...Ingnore the glue, call them tattoos..
  22. baby oil, then you can be baby soft too.
  23. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 967


    don't use anything toxic! 80 grit should do it just don't go too deep
  24. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,777


    Isn't there an APP for that?
  25. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,118

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    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.
  26. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,103


  27. gasmanm01
    Joined: Nov 24, 2009
    Posts: 515


    sander with some 80 grit, follow up with 320 wet sanding, and buff it out, just kidding, glad your ok
  28. KeithDyer
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 193


    FWIW . . . .

    The Citrus Air Freshener I get from Wal-Mart will remove the glue from price tags and such . . . . . . . .
  29. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 978

    from oregon

    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
  30. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,132

    Roger Walling

    Olive oil! Used by hospitals.

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