Annoying labels

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  1. Squeezy

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    I have just taken delivery of a new van and in both the shower and the wash basin there is a label telling me to wash the said items down with warm soapy water after use, and of course an ad for Thetford bathroom cleaner. I know that when/if I attempt to remove these unsightly labels there will be an ugly mark remaining. Any suggestions about how to get rid of the marks without damaging the surfaces? Someone told me that silvo polish was good for getting rid of sticky marks. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Boo

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    Glue remover or plain old spirit :thumb:

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    Wilkinsons sell "sticky stuff" and it works.

    Bought new caravan and had exactly same thing.
     
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    stickers

    Hi, the best thing I've found is that good -old favourit WD40. Just get rid of as much of the label as poss then put some wd on a rag and rub! Eventually it will clean all the bits off and any glue. I personally wouldn't use any metal polish at all- it will scratch the surface and leave a mark. Hope this helps
    Dave:thumb:
     
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    Yep, that's what I was going to suggest. If the residue is fairly heavy then a quick spray and leaving it for a few minutes to soak in will do the job. I haven't found anything where the base fluid attacks the material - there will be something, no doubt, and somebody here may actually know. They're a very knowledgeable lot here, as you know.:BigGrin::thumb:

    John
     
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    A brillo pad will do it................and give you a textured finish all in one.................No need to thank me :Wink:

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    For a minute I though this thread was going to be about apples. Those labels on every one really are annoying:Smile:
     
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    These lables are held on with chewing gum so as to be non toxic " not a lot of people know this " :Rofl1:
     
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    This would be pre-chewed gum no doubt. I wonder where they get it:Eeek:
     

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