How do you take the sticky part of Duct Tape off a glass window?

How do you take the sticky part of Duct Tape off a glass window?

I’m in college and on a late night we thought it woud just be a great idea to put the word howdy on my dorm room window in duct tape

I pulled all the letters off and the dy of howdy didn’t come off like the other piece (the gray part ripped away from the sticky part which was stuck on the glass window)

schools almost over and i’m going to need to get this off or i’ll be fined… this winter it like froze to the window but it’s summer time.

any idea on how 2 get it off?

  1. BloodFlower
    on November 30th, -0001

    Windex and a razor blade.
    Shoot some windex on the duct tape goo, then lay the razor blade on the so the it’s almost flat and then just sort of peel the goo away!
    That’s it!

  2. Hippie
    on November 30th, -0001

    Nail polish remover will do a good job of getting it off.

  3. CaliforniaDream
    on November 30th, -0001

    A new razor blade will do it.

  4. FallingMoon
    on November 30th, -0001

    Take some warm water, and just put it on a sponge-fingers-towel and rub against the stick till it peels of slowly.

  5. SoftballPlayer
    on November 30th, -0001

    TURPENTINE

  6. matrixmaruda
    on November 30th, -0001

    WD-40

  7. Kea
    on November 30th, -0001

    Use razor blade glass scraper (available in hardware stores for two or three bucks). Any residue left that’s left (should be minimal) will come off with your nail polish remover.

  8. Species
    on November 30th, -0001

    any adhesive remover at the store will work, goo-gone, or some nail polish remover.

  9. SymphonyOfSound
    on November 30th, -0001

    Use the following:
    1. Goo-Gone, which is an orange-oil based solvent,
    2. A razor blade scraper,
    3. A roll of paper towels, and
    4. Window cleaner

    Using your fingers or a paper towel, dab on the Goo-Gone, and rub it in a bit into the duct tape adhesive. Then use the razor scraper and scrape off the goo. You will need to wipe the blade and the window frequently to remove the adhesive.

    When you’ve scraped up all the adhesive, clean the windows with the window cleaner. You might need to do it more than once.

    You can get the scraper and the Goo-Gone at any big box store or hardware store. I’ve included links to pics below so you’ll know what you’re looking for.

    Goo-Gone: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.a

    Razor Blade Scraper: http://paint-and-supplies.hardwarestore….

  10. Zoe
    on November 30th, -0001

    Lighter fluid and elbow grease

  11. Rob
    on November 30th, -0001

    Use Goo Gone, available in supermarkets, hardware stores.

  12. Zen
    on October 6th, 2010

    Good duct tape has an adhesive that is impervious to most solvents. You’ll need a good blow-dryer (lots of heat to melt the glue) and a razor blade.

    Good luck!

  13. LARRY
    on August 29th, 2011

    FORGET WD-40 STILL HAVE TO HAVE A RAZOR BLADE TO SCRAPE IT OFF ..

  14. LARRY
    on August 29th, 2011

    FORGET WD-40 STILL HAVE TO HAVE A RAZOR BLADE TO SCRAPE IT OFF ..

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How do you take the sticky part of Duct Tape off a glass window?

I’m in college and on a late night we thought it woud just be a great idea to put the word howdy on my dorm room window in duct tape

I pulled all the letters off and the dy of howdy didn’t come off like the other piece (the gray part ripped away from the sticky part which was stuck on the glass window)

schools almost over and i’m going to need to get this off or i’ll be fined… this winter it like froze to the window but it’s summer time.

any idea on how 2 get it off?

  1. Musicmaker
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can scrape it with a razor blade and it should come off. It’s a little time consuming but it works.

  2. StoneHenge
    on November 30th, -0001

    use zippo lighter fluid. apply them to the sticky part. then use your fingers to rub it in. wait a few minutes and wipe off.

    you may need to do this a few times if the stains are really stubborn.

  3. Cat
    on November 30th, -0001

    you can use a razor blade to scrape it off, or there is a commercial adhesive remover called Goo Gone that usually works as well.

  4. JunkFoodAddict
    on November 30th, -0001

    goo gone you can get it almost anywhere. it works great for stuff like that.

  5. pricklycharacter
    on November 30th, -0001

    Rub it with Eucalyptus oil… it should come right off.

  6. Iceberg
    on November 30th, -0001

    WD40 works like a charm.

  7. Bluerose
    on November 30th, -0001

    Use another piece of duct tape; it’ll stick to itself.

  8. MazMaz
    on November 30th, -0001

    Goo Gone great stuff makes the glue dissolve

  9. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you are going to scrape, be carefulthat the window isn’t double pained with argon gas because you could ruin the effectiveness of the window

  10. RingKeeper
    on November 30th, -0001

    try using nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol

  11. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    A “home remedy” recommended is WD-40. This petroleum-based lubricant is excellent for removing adhesives. Rubbing alcohol also works for removing light adhesives, but evaporates quickly. Remember to test these products before applying on a large scale.

  12. SeeingStripes
    on November 30th, -0001

    Spray it with WD-40 and gently scrape at it with a razor blade. Then just clean up the gooey mess and you’re set! Have a great summer.

  13. pricklycharacter
    on November 30th, -0001

    Try acetone or mineral spirits. You can buy it from a local paint store, hardware store or big box place. Wet the area and use a razor blade scraper.

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