old suitcase

junkgirlJuly 12, 2005

I curb shopped an old Samsonite hard shell suitcase. It's naugahyde I guess. Does anyone know what to clean the sticky label goo off with? It looks like it's been on a few trips and I don't mind the "beat up" look, but I cant seem to remove the glue stuff. alice

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Buy a product called De-Solv-It at your local store. Wal-mart, K-mart, Walgreens, they all seem to have the stuff. It's near the laundry section...runs about $5.00. Wonderful product.
Good luck, have fun with your find.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2005 at 1:58AM
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There is also a product called Sticker Lifter by Goo Gone that works really well.It has a little plastic thingy with it to lift the sticker off with.Goo Gone will also work.Both products are available at Wal-Mart.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2005 at 1:21PM
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Before buying anything special, try fingernail polish remover (with acetone), or paint thinner. Mayonaise also works for glass, not sure how it would work on the suitcase.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2005 at 8:32PM
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Varsol might do it - about $5.00 a gal., I think.

Check among friends whether anyone has some that would give you a quarter-cupful.

Alcohol might do the job.

Or ... gasoline would almost certainly do it.

But - be sure to use it outside, and use only a very little with very little rubbing. Let rag dry throoughly before disposal and do so with care.

Hope you find an inexpensive way to achieve your goal - it's sure to be there. Without using expensive customized products, I'm sure.

joyful guy

    Bookmark   July 16, 2005 at 3:20PM
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I find WD40 takes off goo. Just spray on, wait a few minutes for it to work and wipe goo/stickers away.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 10:35AM
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I have used cooking oil too.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2005 at 12:03PM
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