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How do i get adhesive off a new ceramic dish?

Asked by nomtastic (934points) June 12th, 2010

i bought a new ceramic tagine (moroccan casserole) and it had a label stuck on it. i soaked it in water, and the label came off, but not the adhesive. i have scrubbed with a gentle abrasive sponge (i don’t want to use anything too strong, like steel wool) and it still won’t come off. is there a household product that will get it off?

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perspicacious's avatar

charcoal lighter fluid

anartist's avatar

Bestine—aka benzine [benzene with an “e” is something altogether different]. Acetone or nail polish remover works too.
@dpworkin good catch

Gemini's avatar

A little bit of oil, even vegetabe will do. Let it sit on the adhesive for a little while and then gently scrub off with soap and water.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I use a little lighter fluid. It works great!

Trillian's avatar

Also an alcohol pad…

lilikoi's avatar

Usually a little soap and water or alcohol does the trick.

augustlan's avatar

If the finish is delicate, use peanut butter. Rub some into the adhesive and let it sit for a while. Then use your gentle scrubbie thingy again.

cazzie's avatar

Acetone… fingernail polish remover. There might also be a product at a pharmacy that takes off band-aids (otherwise known as plasters in the other English speaking world). This product dissolves the adhesive and makes it easier to remove the band aid on kids. I always have it handy.

Cruiser's avatar

If you are not big on solvents, a hair dryer on high could soften the adhesive to where you could wipe it off. Otherwise rubbing alcohol should work too.

snowberry's avatar

Baking soda. Wet your finger, dip it in the baking soda, and rub it off. I ran a cleaning business for 30 years, and I always kept it in my cleaning supplies. I used it to remove everything from black heel marks and crayon, to detailing plastic coffee pots. It never ever scratches anything.

Incidentally, for detailing coffee pots and other plastics, use an old wet toothbrush dipped in baking soda. Brush off and polish dry, or rinse with water. Works like a dream.

Adagio's avatar

Essential oil of Tea Tree You certainly have no shortage of options to choose from :)

YARNLADY's avatar

Toothpaste and brush, Coca Cola, or as @snowberry says.

anartist's avatar

@YARNLADY toothepaste is an abrasive

windysparrow's avatar

For me, I’ve used rubbing alcohol or soaked an item in hot water for a few minutes. Works like a charm!

MarthaStewart's avatar

Some answers here suggested benzene or acetone. While Benzene and acetone will work, note that they are both a carcinogens. Not maybe, they CAUSE cancer. A far safer choice is “Goo-Gone”
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/327686/Goo-Gone-8-Oz/?cm_mmc=Mercent-GoogleCleaning_and_Breakroom_-327686
made mostly from orange peel oil.

jca's avatar

alcohol or goo gone (in the hardware or cleaning aisle of a walmart, kmart or supermarket).

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Another vote for Goo-Gone.

Pupsdruese's avatar

A Sponge with Alcohol ( I hope it works)
greets pupsdruese

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