The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41463   Message #600699
Posted By: Art Thieme
30-Nov-01 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: scotch tape residue
Subject: RE: scotch tape residue
Definitely !!!!! The best solvent for this purpose is pure LEMON OIL !! (Not Pledge and other blends that have lemon oil in them along with other stuff.) Just use the pure stuff though. It's a true oil that cleans and polishes as it disolves the gunk.

When I was singing on the steamboat on the Mississippi, we'd go past the big 3M plant near Clinton, Iowa but on the Illinois side -- Fulton, Illinois as I recall it. That's where Scotch Tape and other things were made. Every so often they would foul up a batch of tape and it was sold off very cheaply. Locals would buy it up by the pickup truck load---take it home and put it into a press and squeeze the juice out. Made some of the best scotch I ever tasted. ;-)

Art Thieme