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The best alternative I found to licking was using a damp sponge. Simply tap the sticky part of the envelope on the wet sponge a few times and there you go. Lacking a sponge, anything like a washcloth, towel or paper towel will also work.


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The component "super glue" is made of is cyanoacrylate which polymerizes in the presence of water. This actually is the opposite of drying out. The humidity of air already brings a sufficient amount of water for cyanoacrylate to polymerize. Therefore the best place to store it is a dry to very dry place: This could be a refrigerator or even a ...


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Buy envelopes with an adhesive band on the seal that's protected by an easy-to-remove film (“peel and seal”), like I do. Don't they make them in your country? You can apply ordinary office sticky tape: it's as fast as licking the rubber band, but it does look uglier. If you have to use envelopes with a rubber strip serving as do-it-yourself glue in, you ...


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Another alternative is to use a glue stick, I found glue sticks to be very fast and efficient. A slower option is to use double sided tape as well, but certainly that's not easier than the other options, but if you hate licking it's an option as well.


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According to Popular Mechanics the most effective method was using baking soda and water: Baking Soda and Water Directions: Three bottles, 16 tablespoons of baking soda and 32 cups of water, soak for 30 minutes. Results: After 30 minutes, the bucket had two full labels floating on the top—a very good sign. One bottle required a peel of the ...


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Your notes are probably falling down because you separate the note you need from another note incorrectly, i.e. by pulling from the end of sticky note. Therefore sticky edge bends and the note pulls itself from the surface you stuck it to. Instead try separating it from another by pulling it off from the right or left, and try not to bend it. To elucidate ...


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Put a little oil on the suction cup. Oil does not evaporate as quickly as water and also forms a better seal. In the kitchen, you should use an edible oil such as olive or coconut oil.


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Heat-shrink tubing is effective and long-lasting. There is no adhesive to smear. The tubing can also be used over a tape wrap, which can be helpful if large-diameter tubing is needed to slip over a connector. Apply heat gently so as not to melt cable insulation.


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The fast food place I go has a clipping strip on the 'wall' and uses a stapler to add the note to the bag. When you search internet for -double sided adhesive strip dispensers- you will find a big selection. When you search your local (or national online) shops you will find the kind that sells locally. I do not add photos, as all I find have brand names or ...


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An alternative to the wet sponge is your finger. Just dip it into a glas of water. Intuitive and always applicable. To answer the comment: Paper can cause cuts at it's rigde. Place the envelope flat on the table and apply the water. For a cut you won't have the right angle to the ridge.


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For starters try using your hair blower to add heat to the sticker, and see if that doesn't help pulling it off. Next step would be to use a scraper of some sort, i.e. oven scraper or paint scraper, and use this gently. You should be able to use these without damaging the car window. If you feel uncertain, you could opt for a plastic scraper. In the end ...


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I understand adhesives you have mentioned here are mild like labels, tapes, Glues & stickers not the harder epoxy resins or wax glue. So I answer here only for mild adhesives. Mild adhesives can be removed by rubbing the sticky area with your fingers, which has to done first for all methods. Then follow the below methods which is easy for you to remove ...


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The simplest way to store it is using a screw top jar (like a jam or jelly jar) and some silica Gel. That's the bagged stuff that comes with electronics and so on. Designed to suck all of the moisture out of the air. I keep my super glues for modelling for at least 12 months this way. Hope this helps you out.


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If it is a plastic sticker, try to heat up the window from the other side of the sticker so it becomes somewhat loose, then you can gently peel it off and it should come right off. However, if it is a paper based sticker you will not have much luck since those are really fragile. If you want to clean your window completely (ruining the stickers) I would ...


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This may not be a life hack as it describes using an adhesive agent, but it is a great fix for the sticker problem. I am not certain it was designed to fix stickers so this may still be a hack... but nonetheless, here is my answer: Elmer's makes a "rubber cement" which is basically a contact cement. I have used this to create stickers out of normal paper ...


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Dampening the adhesive part will help you separate them again, but you'll find that you're just using up more of the glue and the paper will be harder to stick. Ideally, keep your rolling papers in your tobacco pouch / tin, as the tobacco will act as a natural desiccant keeping the excess moisture away from your papers.


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One of my co-workers saw me struggling with this problem and pointed out that our labelmaker has a special tool built into the plastic next to the cutter. You stick the end of the label in and pull hard, and it curls the end of the label around and makes the two halves separate. If yours doesn't have this feature, you can achieve the same thing with a pen ...


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How to securely seal a cardboard box with tape Before you put anything into a cardboard box, you should tape up the bottom of the box. If you don’t, and only fold the bottom of the box flaps over each other, the box could collapse when lifted. You don’t want your best china in pieces all over the floor! TIP: Never interlock the flaps of the box as it ...


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Use a hair dryer and pull perpendicular. It softens the glue so that it stays on the sticker instead of the book. Glue residue can be removed with white spirits. However, some glues are really hard and some stickers are really fragile, so YMMV.


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You can get the same adhesive as Post-It notes in the form of a glue stick, effectively turning any piece of paper into a Post-It note.


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Use a cool mist humidifier. I discovered this by accident one day. Stuffy nose & allergies so I brought a humidifier to work. Just run the glue part of the envelope back & forth across the steam spout & it works like a charm. I'm only made because it took me 30 years of working in an office to figure this one out!lol.


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You could also try petroleum jelly. While it isn't glue, it does help with adhesion. You can wash it off the walls. If the wall you are trying to suction cup to can absorb liquid, it is possible that you could stain the wall.


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I use warm (via a microwave) white vinegar to help dissolve the adhesive. Apply the warm vinegar with a sponge and let it soak before washing again. (Further reading)


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you can also boil the bottles in a large pot of water for a few minutes, provided your pot is big enough. When my friends and I reclaim used beer bottles to bottle our homemade brew, this is always how we remove the labels. The heat dissolves the glue and the paper and the labels literally just fall off. After you are done, let the bottle gradually cool ...


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I've had good luck by putting petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on a pin or nail and sticking that in the bottle before putting the cap on or creating a ring of the same on the edge of the container. Petroleum jelly is oil based and oil and water don't mix. The jelly creates a seal that keeps moisture-laden air from seeping in and hardening the glue in the spout. ...


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I presently practice medicine, however before I became a doctor I worked as a sales manager for a medical manufacture that used cyanoacrylate to bind tissue instead of suture, just like they used to do on the battlefields of Vietnam. I have stored cyanoacrylate for over 20 years in a freezer and still was able to use the material just as it was brand-new. ...


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It isn't reasonably possible. It may be possible to melt it down, burn the impurities, and remold the glue. But here's what you need to consider: Would it work? Maybe, maybe not. Is it safe? Again, maybe, maybe not. Assuming you don't burn yourself, the chemicals may be toxic once melted. (Edit: It omits CO when exposed to high temperatures) Even if it ...


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If you want a good looking finished product, nothing will compare to using the correct tools for the job. That being said you could tie string around the boards and do a tourniquet type thing to tighten them good. Wrap a string around the board, tie a knot at the two ends, close to having the string tight, but not too close. Stick a stick at the knot and ...


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You can use cyanoacrylate glue to fit the "glass" back together. The bond will probably not be as strong as the original if it is glass. Follow the instructions on the glue bottle for the best results. A lot of glass lens are made from some type of plastic material. Glues can damage the lens in those cases. The only good repair is to replace the lenses.


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Rather than fixing your effigy to the car dashboard directly, you can securely affix a small tray, cup, or other attractive protective container that it can sit in safely and be displayed prominently. A good container will be a snug-enough fit that doesn't need any adhesive to hold the effigy itself. If you cannot find a perfect fit, you can use plasticine ...


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