Help with a laundry situation.

@patgalca (15679)
Orangeville, Ontario
February 20, 2007 3:47pm CST
I really need help with a laundry problem. My daughter went to a recreation centre to play basketball. They put a sticker on her shorts to show that she had paid to be there. It was a very strong sticker - you know like those idiotic things they put on CDs that you can't get off so you have to take the whole wrapper off before you give it as a gift? Anyway, the sticker has been pulled off the shorts but a layer remains, and it is sticky. I don't know how to get it off. Anybody have any ideas? And if you can tell me how to get the price stickers off CDs as well, that would be great!
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3 responses
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
Pat as far as getting the price stickers off of CD's you can use stuff called goo-gone. It's for taking that kind of stuff off surfaces but I don't think it would include clothes. Have you tried washing them yet?? I don't know if it would come off in the wash or not. I don't know what else to suggest. Everything else is more in the stain remover line. I'm just thinking isn't there something they suggest for getting gum out of clothes. Not sure what it is but whatever it is it would probably work the same way. Sorry I can't be of more help.
@patgalca (15679)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Feb 07
Yes, I know about Goo-gone but have never had any in my possession. I do believe it is sold in stores now. I don't see it working with clothing. These are nylon shorts, by the way.
@patootie (3593)
23 Feb 07
Hmm .. nylon shorts .. I wonder if the 'freezing' trick would work .. freeze the shorts for a few hours .. the sticky stuff will become brittle (hopefully) and then it will probably pick off ..
@patootie (3593)
23 Feb 07
Not sure I can help with the shorts sticker .. but I do have a tried and tested trick for the CD labels .. works with most 'sticky' labels .. I gently warm the label with a hairdrier ... this makes the glue of the label soften .. and once warmed the label will peel off .. usually without leaving any residue too ..
@patgalca (15679)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Feb 07
Thanks, patootie. I will try that next time I purchase CD's, DVD's in store. The last ones I bought online and didn't have to deal with those nasty stickers. I might continue to buy them that way as they are cheaper. But I'm sure I will find myself buying them in-store again. Hopefully I will remember this trick (you know how fibro fog is). When I'm struggling with the stickers, I'm sure it will come back to me.
@BarBaraPrz (25437)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Mar 07
I have always used lighter fluid. Doesn't smell as nice as Goo-Gone, but works the same.