Sorry I'm bugging everyone today but here's another question. I used to use glue sticks (I know GASP) to adhere my cut out words/titles, I switched to a xyron and lately it's been ticking me off. How do you ladies and gents get all the icky sticky glue out from in between the letters. I've tried rubbing and it gets some of the adhesive off, but what's left just turns dirty looking the more I rub. So it's gonna be back to the glue sticks if I can't figure something out.
There is a little square rubber glue erasor made by Xyron. I have found that is the only thing that works for me. Once I glue it down, I just run the glue erasor over it and it takes all the excess glue off the front like a magnet.
But it is not an eraser in texture. It is more like a piece of flexible rubber. I bought mine 3 years ago and you can't even tell its been used except that it is a little dirty on some fo the corners.
A glue stick that you use in a hot glue gun can be used to help remove adhesive residue --- just rub the stick gently over the area. I have used this to remove price sticker residue on items for yaars.
I believe the square eraser that had been referred to here is much like this item. I use this brand myself. It works very nicely for this and other adhesives. It also erases rub ons that get put in the wrong place.
Thanks for all the great replies!!! I will definitly try some of them. I am glad to know that I'm not the only one that still uses glue sticks For you ladies that have the eraser thingies, where did you get them? Here or elsewhere? I'm pretty sure I haven't seen them at our J's or M's.
I'm so glad you asked that question 'cause I have the xyron and I hate those gooey sticky stuff around whatever I put through as well and also when the Ziggy 2-Way Glue don't dry as fast as I want to and leave wet marks. Someone at my LSS mentioned the glue or adhesive eraser and I've looking for it all over @ J's and ACM and they don't carry any. The lady @ ACM just showed me a rubber cement eraser but I thought that was kind of too rough to use on pp.
Glad my question could help other people and not just me I am going to order the square thingie next time I place and order unless by some mircle M's or J's has one. Till then I am going to try some of the other great tips everyone gave me.
I will try to swing by the scrapbook store today but not sure I can but if not today in the next couple days.
Bill wants to look at a 5' tall dolphin statue to place by the pool. I've been feeling guilty about buying a few scrapbook things because we have to qualify for a small mortgage to buy this rental house - but the statue he wants is $1,695.00. That must mean my scrapbook stuff I just bought is okay.
One more tip and your are probably already doing this but before I take the clear strip off I go over it with my nail or pencil eraser. just rub the top surface, it helps the excess stick to the clear top and the letter come out a little cleaner. I notice it helps me a lot with the O,P,D all those big open area letters.
The eraser is really good, I got mine years ago from CM. I am not sure they still offer it, but same material.
One more tip for the Xyron: before I take off the cover sheet of plastic, and after I rub the whole thing with my finger, I take a stylus (one I use for dry embossing) and I carefully trace around the edge of each letter. It's a bit time-consuming, but it's made a HUGE difference for me.
The eraser thingy sounds a lot easier than my method, though, so I may just have to look for one of those.