The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41463   Message #599277
Posted By: JohnInKansas
28-Nov-01 - 08:36 AM
Thread Name: scotch tape residue
Subject: RE: scotch tape residue
After years of working in offices where people got moved around a lot - seemed like weekly sometimes, and where every new working surface you came across was covered with filthy goo from old tape, the "universal solvent" I finally found was ..........MENTHOLATUM.

Seems like the menthol emulsifies the glob, and the base oil helps transport it to whatever you use as a wiper.

I can't say that I've tried it on everything, but I've never seen any visible damage from using it.

Makes things smell nice for a while too, but the odor doesn't last long, and any oil film evaporates fairly quickly as well.

Incidentally, I've tried the alternative camphor based stuff; and it won't do the job.