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Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #445949 by Hufflepuff Lost
Oct 1, 2009 12:08am
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{{I am currently typing, feeling my fingers stick to the keys. As I look down at my hands, I have not only my own hair stuck to my fingers, but also my dog's...}

I found a strange, sticky substance on the kitchen tap today...
*sigh* At least it's off my fingers.

HPL
Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #445983 by Hufflepuff Lost
Oct 2, 2009 6:24am
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You're very welcome. Now, besides your hands, if you would love to treat yourself to a wonderful pedicure, soak your feet in a wonderful warm footbath. Apply that same treatment to your feet and always remember to follow with a lovely moisturizing lotion! Your feet will sing!!!!

Now... for that sticky substance on your faucet.... being a hard surface you can use veggie oil, you may need to reapply a couple times, but that should remove it too! Ever get home with a product and there is a stubborn label that won't come off completely.... veggie oil it!!!!

Wendy In The Eastbay
Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #445970 by Wendy
Oct 2, 2009 7:05am
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OMG! I just tried this concoction. It's wonderful! My hands (which are overworked and underpaid) are as soft and smooth as a baby's bum! Thanks for sharing.
Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #446815 by cheekee monkey
Oct 2, 2009 10:37am
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OMG! I just tried this concoction. It's wonderful!

Awesome, eh?!? Due to a lack of veggie oil in our house, I actually substituted olive oil, but figured that would only help bring out my inner Cleopratra-ness. Heavenly.

HPL
Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #445949 by Hufflepuff Lost
Oct 3, 2009 5:40am
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HPL,

We use spray adhesive all the time without getting sticky, so we'll try to help.

First, you should have a place to spray that allows for over spray. We use an open box (24" x 18") with one of the longer sides removed. These leaves you with a bottom, back and two sides.

Second, have scrap paper that you can place on the bottom of the "spray box". Then you place the items you want to glue on this. Sometimes you may need to hold down the paper with a tacky piece of tape or an instrument to keep it from blowing away when you spray. (we'll get to that next)

We use a bamboo skewer to hold down our little pieces. This allows our hands to be clear of the spray and prevents the small pieces from blowing over. When you spray, start off the object and sweep across to the other side. (yes this wastes spray, but prevents "blobs of glue" or miss sprays. Usually a single sweep is enough. You do not want to much glue.

Now the trick is picking up the item. We use the bamboo skewer again. It is usually perpetually sticky, so it works like a frogs tongue. You just dab it to the item's back and lift. We carefully transfer the item to the area we want to paste it to, and if necessary use a pair of tweezers to position. Now you just rub it down with a paper towel.

No glue on you. Yay!

Now if you do get the glue on you, almost any nail polish remover will take it off; goo off takes it off, and pumice soap easily takes it off. However, you can have adverse skin reactions to the glue and cleansers/solvents. I recommend using rubber glues if the problem persists.

3 Blind Mice
Re: Help! I'm sticky!
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #447106 by 3 Blind Mice
Oct 3, 2009 9:37am
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We use a bamboo skewer to hold down our little pieces.

Yes, this was the step I knew I needed walking into the project, but when I couldn't find them in the house decided to proceed anyway. Lessons learned, I suppose.

HPL