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Old 07-30-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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I'm hoping someone has a simple solution. There are those non slip stickon things on my bath tub floor (I don't know what they're actually called). Anyway I want to remove them. They don't clean very well and parts are missing. Has any one removed these before? How?
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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You can scratch them off with a razor blade. It'd be easiest with rectangular type with a single edge and a holder so it's easy to scrape.
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Don't scrape it if the tub is fiberglass! You'll scratch it. Try rubbing alcohol, or Non-Acetone nail polish remover.
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Old 07-30-2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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Not sure if this will work but there is something called "Goo-Gone" it is for removing glues and stuff. Works great and not very expensive. Might give it a try.
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I think I used paint thinner or some kind of paint solvent, a little, on a rag, soaked each one, and then rubbed and rubbed and rubbed. They came away but the adhesive remained for a while. Came off eventually.

Why not acetone, Leftover ? That should be a solvent for the glue !?
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Acetone might strip the finish on fiberglass. If the tub is cast-iron, you can use pretty much anything. Goo-Gone works wicked awesome, but if you're going to use a solvent or chemical TEST A SPOT FIRST!!

especially if you rent..

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I've only had cast iron tubs. A razor blade worked well on removing those tick on flowers, but even then it was possible to scratch the finish.

A magnet should tell you what kind of tub you have...
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Its fiberglass, thanks for the ideas. I''ve got some goo-be-gone so I'll try that 1st!
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Goo-Be-Gone is the winner! That was way to easy. I've been staring at those things for 7 months wondering how to get rid of them.
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