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Ok here's my problem
« on: 13/01/2008 19:18:52 »


See that purdy cat and little doggy up there?? Well of course your do unless your Dan at work and can't see pictures from photobucket, but anywho!

My sister got mad at me one day and decided it would be funny to glue stuff in my room to things. She gluded my keyboard to the floor, them things up there to the peice of wood, the trashcan to the floor. Loads of things.

Now how do you get them off of there without damaging the wood or them???


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2008 19:24:59 »
You know that would all depend on the type of glue!

Its an older looking dresser so it will be difficult to remove them without some kind of damage!

Find out about the glue.. Water will damage the wood.
 

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Ok here's my problem
« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2008 19:28:39 »
Um its a shelve that we just put up less then 2 years ago.

And I think it was just elmers glue
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/01/2008 20:25:24 »
I think soaking it in water is the best way to soften the glue and that will probably damage the wood.
You could email the manufacturer and ask if they have any ideas.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/01/2008 20:32:40 »
Elmers glue really sticks to wood almost as good as wood glue. If you simply try to lift it it will probably lift the wood. I don't know if using a butter knife with a little bit of vegetable oil or lemon oil might loosen it, but I can't guarantee it would work. oil base would be better then water.. mineral oil might help..
 

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Ok here's my problem
« Reply #5 on: 13/01/2008 20:54:07 »
Thanks guys. I'll try some of it. I'm fine if there is still glue on the wood, but if i get them unstuck, how about getting the glue off of the ornament thing
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2008 20:55:40 »
It should peel off that like skin if you are lucky!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2008 20:57:28 »
Oh darn..is that dog one with the felt on the bottom? it betta not be lol
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/01/2008 21:01:05 »
Looks like green felt on his feet indeed!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/01/2008 21:03:01 »
Try to find out the main properties of this Elmers Glue and then see if you
can find out how to use the opposite, least-damaging products for your wooden dresser, then first try to grease or similar around the outside of your ornaments then further to them.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer's_Products,_Inc.
This website is from the "Elmers Glue" company.
http://www.elmers.com/about/index.asp
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/01/2008 21:05:05 »
If she glued them on top of the dust they may come up easier.. if it was dusted off at the time of gluing then they will be more difficult to remove!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/01/2008 21:06:15 »
Try to find out the main properties of this Elmers Glue and then see if you
can find out how to use the opposite, least-damaging products for your wooden dresser, then first try to grease or similar around the outside of your ornaments then further to them.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer's_Products,_Inc.
This website is from the "Elmers Glue" company.
http://www.elmers.com/about/index.asp

That is what we were talking about with the oil..
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/01/2008 22:06:30 »
Thanks guys. And i thikn it was not dusty i havne't dusted it in forever lol
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/01/2008 00:37:05 »
Have you been able to remove any of them yet?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/01/2008 00:48:30 »
Havn'ted tryed. I just like having the idea on how to do it whenever i wanan do it now :) lol
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14/01/2008 01:01:24 »
Good Thats always a good idea!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 14/01/2008 01:06:14 »
Yup!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 14/01/2008 01:19:02 »
Those are cute little figurines they look quite old!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/01/2008 01:46:33 »
LOL....sorry Ryan....your sister sounds like great fun!! :D
 

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« Reply #19 on: 14/01/2008 03:22:20 »
You should get her back by gluing the toilet seat in the UP position !!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 14/01/2008 03:27:22 »
or duct tape her to her wall, ive always wanted to do that to someone
« Last Edit: 14/01/2008 03:30:46 by i am bored »
 

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« Reply #21 on: 14/01/2008 03:29:51 »
You should get her back by gluing the toilet seat in the UP position !!

Dude be careful He might do it!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 14/01/2008 08:28:21 »
I think most of the solvents will damage the shelf, but if it's not an expensive shelf it might be worth the replacement.. depends on what is more precious to you the shelf or the figurines... other than that in the event of an earthquake, your figurines should be safe.

I wish my sister was that creative in pranking when we were growing up. :)
 

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« Reply #23 on: 14/01/2008 15:20:20 »
LOL.. Good point!  LOL He could always dust around them!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 14/01/2008 17:23:11 »
What an evil little elf.
 

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