How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Cher Your Own Question

Cher
Cher, Educator-40+ yrs
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 18521
Experience:  M.A., B.A., Author, Senior Informational Specialist
Type Your Question Here...
Cher is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do I remove the label attached to most items made of hard

Customer Question

How do I remove the label attached to most items made of hard plastic? I soaked it in hot water, all that came off is the paper..Then , I used nail polish remover.All that did was to roll it into little hard rubbery balls. Then , I used some Skin so soft(which contains oil)..that did nothing, except it smells good now.. The items I bought are deviled egg servers..The bottom is fine, but I need the top to travel with,and I want them to look good..Please help me. Thank you.........by the way, I have a new credit card, so dis-card the one you have now..will give you the new one when I get the answer....Thank you......Customer XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Martin replied 5 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.

I use Solvo Plast II to remove any kind of label glue residue, it would really well. We can find that at drugstore around here.

http://www.diamondathletic.com/product%3Bcat,47%3Bitem,1757%3BDressings-Solvo-Plast-II

Learned about this in an hospital where they use it to remove all kind of band-aid.
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hi Jean,

Since you've already used a few different products on your plastic cover, first, take a sponge with a 'light scrubby' side (not heavy duty) or a regular sponge, and try to get the sticky residue (and all the other products) off, with warm water and dishwashing liquid, then rinse with clear warm water. If this doesn't completely remove the adhesive, try Goo Gone, an adhesive (and multi-purpose) remover which comes in a bottle, a 'pen' and a spray. You can find it in any supermarket, home improvement store, Target, K-mart, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's etc. Here is more information about it:

http://www.magicamerican.com/googone/catalog/GooGoneCleaners.aspx
http://www.magicamerican.com/googone/solutions.aspx

After using it, wash the cover again, with warm water and dishwashing liquid, because Goo Gone has an oily base.

Cher
Cher, Educator-40+ yrs
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 18521
Experience: M.A., B.A., Author, Senior Informational Specialist
Cher and 57 other General Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21119
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21119
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18367
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8472
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3827
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3383
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3291
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)