Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Removing Car Window Sticker Decal: Sticky situation SOLVED!

Hi All!
Amy here with yesterday’s life challenge: removing a weather resistant sticker from a car window. (Think bumper stickers!)

Before putting my son's car up for sale, we needed to get those stickers gone. While these outdoor stickers shouldn’t come off very easily, I was still surprised when my son called on his cellphone from the driveway asking for help. After working at it for a while, he said he could barely get even a bit of the corner to lift up.  I'm admit that even I was surprised at how nearly permanently stuck on they were!
Equipped with ScraPerfect’s Best Cleaner Ever™, I set to work. With these weather-proof stickers, since the cleaner can't penetrate the vinyl, it is essential that the cleaner get underneath to dissolve the adhesive. this makes it even more challenging than a paper label. The parking permit needs to persist through all kinds of weather; it had the most aggressive adhesive and was definitely the most difficult to remove!

I tried to lift the edges as best I could, and then I applied the cleaner around the perimeters, hoping it would seep under. 

I gave the cleaner some time to work because I have learned that rushing it will only cause me to work harder. (Coincidentally, my son used it this afternoon on sticker residue on the back of a keychain fob. I was reminding him to give it time to work, but he'd already simply wiped it off with a paper towel and was good to go. I mention this because you never know; if it doesn't lift right up after spraying, then walk away for a few minutes to let it work.)

At some point when I could tell that the parking sticker was ready to peel off but I found it was just too slippery to hold! I went to get a pair of tweezers, but found a pair of pliers nearby. They was perfect! I re-spritzed and it came right up!

You’ll notice I am not wearing rubber gloves. That’s because this cleaner is SAFE for skin, has no harmful fumes, and safe for the environment, too!!

When the fairly easy to remove vinyl logo stickers were gone, a remnant shadow of adhesive remained---fairly dry, but aggressively adhered to the glass!

I sprayed a little more cleaner...

...and when the stuff started to dissolve, I used a plastic scraper on the gunk!

When the shadow of dried adhesive had been eliminated, 
I wiped up the “gunky-goo”. with a clean paper towel and was done.

Two lessons: 
1. Limit window and bumper stickers to those that are really necessary.

2. Don’t forget ScraPerfect's 
Best Cleaner Ever™ gets you out of the stickiest situations!

All clean, and it passed Luna's Taskmaster Inspection! 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

First Album

Hello All

 It's Glen here with a new post which I started last night but fell asleep at the switch literally and deleted what was there so now here is my newest project an album made with the new Graphic45 City Scapes paper and accessories. I use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the paper to the inside front and back covers. Then after it sets I use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to take care of the sticky edges where the glue might have come out.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Striving To Create

Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a long overdue post of new work for the design team. I have been facing many problems at work and some at home. But now that things are settling I'm trying to get my groove back. I am working on several projects simultaneously and will post a few of them in the coming days.

 This is a Halloween Reflections compartment wall hanging I've been working on for a while, I use the Best Glue Ever to place all the components on the piece. I am fussing with the details to get everything just so.

     I also use the Perfect Crafting Pouch to smooth out the edges and try to help the tape to stick to the           wood but it still needs more of the BGE to help it stay in place.

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CALLING: Stampers, Scrapbookers, Card-makers, Altered Artists!
We Want YOU to Join our Design Team! 
Explore. Push Limits. Have Fun. Try Techniques. Share Ideas Get feedback. Give Support. PLAY PLAY PLAY with new products & new friends.

Your application is an opportunity to impress us. Have fun with it and tell us:
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Links to your own blog/social media pages.

Attach 3 projects, highlighting special techniques or materials. (72 dpi)

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Are you a newbie or a Guru or somewhere in-between on: Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram ....GetCrafty, Etsy, Instructables, Cre8time, Scrapbook.com ETC!

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  1. Create 2-3  projects per month, with a tutorial for at least one of your projects.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Freaking Amazing!"

Amy Here...with a message from a customer: 

 "OK so I finally caved and tried ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever. This is freaking amazing! 

My daughter had put that decorative crafting tape on her shoes and when I took the tape off months later, it left an imprint. I tried Oxi-clean and vinegar first and it didn't do anything.

I took a before and after when I used your cleaner. Check this out!!!"

~Amy G, Oregon

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Long Hard Winter

Hey All
 It's Glen here with a compilation of recent projects that I've been trying to complete but a combination of sickness, Blizzard of 2016, another significant snow storm, problems at work and home; including a pipe burst flooding the house. These things have combined to make one tired and sad.  But in between the madness I managed to get a few things started on Xmas decorations for next year.

 I use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the papers to the shapes, this is so I can decorate my Xmas tree next year with no concern for anything being broken by the cats. This next pictures shows some of the damage they caused.

 The Mouse Kings sword hand is broken but the BGE has him back to normal and ready to do battle with the cats again! Kinda reminds me of Luke Skywalker. I am also working on a star with 20 sides that is very painstaking indeed. But if you do a little each night it isn't so tedious.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Next Years Gifts

Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a new post featuring the Best Glue Ever as the primary tool of creation! I always buy for next Xmas during this one, when things go on sale I'm there before it goes away. I bought 5 of these photo boxes and plan on giving them as gifts next Christmas. I use the Best Glue Ever with a brush to coat the papers I choose for the project.

  I actually had to use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the tissue tape to the edges to the box to keep the edges from peeling up especially at the corners. Then after covering all sides of the box and the lid I turned my attention to the corners and pasted on metal corners to finish the piece, as well as adding some garland to the frontspiece to finish it off.