Apple cube cleaning

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Thu Nov 18 12:09:34 CST 2021

> On Nov 18, 2021, at 11:59 AM, Peter Corlett via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 03:34:19PM +0100, jacob--- via cctalk wrote:
>> I got a Apple cube here as part of a larger haul, at some point someone
>> placed a bit of tape on the clear polycarbonate case, the tape is long
>> gone but the yellow glue remains.
>> Am unsure about the hardness of it, if I could use sugar cubes to rub it
>> off, anyone knows a scratch free way to get it off ?
> I assume you've already attempted to throw the usual household stuff at it
> as if it was a phone or TV. If not, dig out the glass cleaner and microfibre
> cloths and get onto that.
> In addition to the plausible suggestion elsethread of WD-40, I'd also give
> it a gentle waft of a hairdryer (or heat gun set suitably-low) to try and
> melt the glue without melting the plastic, and then it may be more amenable
> to wiping-off.

One other possibility is ethanol.  But be sure to test that first, because it WILL damage plexiglas ("lucite"). That's about the only plastic it hurts, though.


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