removing glue from vase

removing glue from vase

Postby funnygirl » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm

I can't fully remove the blob of dried glue from the flower vase I received. Looks like glue gun type glue. Any suggestions?
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Postby wanda » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:40 pm

Maybe try filling it with very hot tap water and then prying it off??
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Postby Tina » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:11 pm

....or throwing it in the freezer and then trying to pry it off...
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Postby mobetsy » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:50 pm

Goo Gone or nail polish remover?
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Postby Lesley » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:35 am

over the weekend while removing caulk from the tub i discovered WD-40 is my friend! If it helps dissolve silicone caulk I'd think it would work on glue as well.
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Postby wanda » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:12 am

Lesley wrote:over the weekend while removing caulk from the tub i discovered WD-40 is my friend! If it helps dissolve silicone caulk I'd think it would work on glue as well.


Do tell because I have to recault the kid's bathroom soon! Tips to make it easier.....
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Postby Lesley » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:42 am

It wasn't easy. First I took a sheetrock knife and cut out as much caulk as I could. Then I took WD40 on a cotton ball, shoved it in the cracks with the sheetrock knife, and once the solvent had loosened the caulk used my knife and my fingernails to peel off the caulk. After all that was done I repeated the process with rubbing alcohol (cottonball/knife) to get rid of the WD40. Finished about noon Sunday - it's not supposed ot get wet for 36 hours so I let it dry as long as I could then put wide tape over it for our showers. Took it off this morning and some of the caulk is still opaque white - it's supposed to be clear. So I don't know yet if it isn't dry or if it didn't work right. I got the WD40/alcohol tip from a couple of handyman websites - one of them was This Old House. GL!!!

It looks a heck of a lot better though!
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Postby funnygirl » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:50 am

Thanks for the tips! A combination of hot water & Goo Gone worked!
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Postby wanda » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:49 pm

Lesley wrote:It wasn't easy.

Understatement of the day! The WD40 doesn't sound like it helped a ton to me! I scape using a plastic putty knife and sometimes resort to a razorblade scraper. Was hoping the WD40 was magic - drat!
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