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How to Remove Stickers and Labels Using Heat

By: Joe Truini

Heat from a heat gun or hair dryer can be used to remove labels and other stickers from metal products. Simply heat up the metal, then slowly peel the sticker off. For items like plastic that may be melted by the use of extreme heat, use a solvent like mineral spirits instead.

Watch this video to see how it’s done.


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    December 11th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Hi Gord,
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  • Gord Says:
    December 9th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hi Danny

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    joe t. Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Hi Nancy, Glad to hear that you like the Simple Solutions segments. I have a lot of fun doing them, and it’s always nice to hear from viewers like you. And you’re right, the blow dryer would be a better alternative to a heat gun for removing stickers from plastics or other non-metal surfaces. Anyway, thanks for writing, and keep watching!–Joe T.

  • Nancy L. Bench Says:
    June 27th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Hi…I love watching Joe Truini and his simple solutions. Actually I love watching Danny and the whole program; but, in regard to using a heat gun to take off tacky stickers, I found using a blow drying works great and you can adjust the tempurature when taking stickers off plastic. If the stickers leaves a residue, I hit it a couple of time with the back of the sticker (sticky part) and it usually pulls the rest of the stickiness off the surface and if it really is sticky, I squirt it with Goo Gone, De-Solv-It or any of those citrus solution, let it set, rub it around and then wash it off.

    Thanks for all your handy advice.
    Sincerely a do-it-yourselfer…..Nancy L. Bench

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How to Remove Stickers and Labels Using Heat