Dissolve Sticky Residue With Lighter Fluid

So you’ve peeled that ugly sticker off your new gadget, but you’re left with an ugly, sticky residue. Reader dealmaker17883 lets us know that you can wipe it clean with just a little lighter fluid.Assuming you can’t get hold of Goo Remover, Goo Gone or similar commercial products, there are quite a few household items you can use to de-stick most surfaces—like hairdryers or vodka.

If you’d like to get it off without melting the plastic or wasting your precious vodka though, some lighter fluid will take it right off:

I have always found success using Ronsonol lighter fluid. It has never damaged plastics/polymers and wipes clean.

The real “elbow grease” comes from the lighter fluid’s Naphtha, which can also be purchased as a standalone solvent.

This actually seems to be one of the more popular household de-stickers around the net (most people swear by Zippo’s lighter fluid), so some of you may already know about this—but if you didn’t, it’s probably your best bet when it comes to things you already have lying around. As always, when you’re playing with something like lighter fluid, be careful—make sure you get all the lighter fluid off your surface, be wary on the surfaces of electronics, and don’t accidentally light anything on fire. Photo by Jaskirat Singh Bawa.

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