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Re: Removing glue and labels from book spines

Lighter fluid is the same thing as naptha, a kind of paint thinner; the
only difference being that naptha comes in larger volumes and is much,
much less expensive.  I don't have any experience using it on paper, but
it's the best for removing gunk (and general cleaning) from plastic,
glass, and wood.


Steven D. Hales wrote:
> Noriko,
> Another classic solvent is lighter fluid (the cigarette kind), also called
> white gas. This works well on paper and vinyl, and evaporates cleanly. I
> might add that it is also the magic bullet for getting sticky labels off of
> glassware.
> Steve
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