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I currently have some blueback that is stuck on a cable that I own. Normally, you can use blueback to remove blueback. This does not work in my case. I have also tried scraping it off with my nail. This still doesn't work. I even tried to wet the blueback to make it softer, I still could not scratch it off.

Is there a way to do this?

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    Can we assume that "blueback" is actually "blu tack"...? – Lefty Sep 9 '18 at 21:34
  • Close enough. I would say it is slightly harder than blueback but close. – iProgram Sep 9 '18 at 21:37
  • OK, I've never heard of it. With Blu Tack, the problem is that the oil evaporates away over the course of a few years. I think I might try adding some new, fresh Blu Tack in the hope that the oil penetrates it. It will probably take days rather than minutes I would imagine. – Lefty Sep 9 '18 at 21:41
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Blue tack cant be pulled off try rolling it off the cable also in extreme conditions use nail polish remover(acetone)but then you cant reuse it. Hope it helps!

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If the cable is not too large you could place it in the freezer. Assuming that the cable is copper based this should not harm it. After a day or so you can take the cable out and gently but with enough force give the offending substance a few blows with a hammer. The cold should have caused it to become brittle. You may need to use a bit of elbow grease to get the last thin layers off though.

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You could try to get it soft enough with heat or light to just peel it off.

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