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David Grimes

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 06:59 PM

Goof off and (as said above) lighter fluid are my usual choices. They are both aromatic solvents that have some “hang time” but will flash off and out of the wood without leaving oils in the grain.

Acetone and lacquer thinner are “gone” before the work is done. Oops, mineral spirits, and others work well, but are are pretty oily and IMO would require me to immediately go over the spot with acetone or lacquer thinner to clean up the cleaner from the wood after the sticker is gone.

Sanding is the fastest, but sometimes that is not appropriate.

When I choose my lumber, I look for damage, knots, crown, bow, and where the sticker is located in my selection process.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia


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