You score the item of your dreams from a thrift store or garage sale, only to have your ecstasy diminished by a stubborn sticky price tag or label.
You peel the sticker only to discover a sticky residue is left behind that quickly spoils your user experience.
If you're like me (and you probably aren't, since I like to wear a cardboad box with googly eyes on my head) you want a quick and easy solution, especially one that won't ruin the surface of your recent purchase.
Though some ideas have already been loaded as delect'ibles, here I've done a bit of research and put together a collection of the best ideas I've seen.
Call it an homage.
I hope this helps to get you out of your sticky wicket (oh yeah I did!) :)
Step 1: Arm Yourself
Many common household items can come in handy without causing an explosion or mortal injury.
Do be smart about this, won't you?
Ex. Don't use the hair dryer technique while taking a bath. Acetone's not for drinking. Razor blades are sharp. Et cetra.
Here I've used:
-a hair dryer
-a razor blade
-nail polish remover (acetone)
Step 2: Shave it.
Pull slowly and get the blade right under there.
PROS: removes lots of the sticker paper and lots of the sticky adhesive residue, leaving minimal mess (if it doesn't do the job entirely)
CONS: can only be used safely on surfaces harder than steel (glass, ceramics, etc. - no wood or plastic); gets your razor blade a bit sticky
Note: Be sure to use a high quality razor blade, but I doubt you'll get the best quality, since I already have that one.