Originally Posted by Dan_555
After removing contact paper which claimed that it would not leave "sticky residue" on anything it was applied to I realized that it definately left alot of sticky residue on my v2000 series laptop lid. Now this sticky stuff has managed to pick up a ton of dust and it looks horrible. Anyone know how I can remove this? Would it be ok to use rubbing alcohol on the lid to try and get this off?
I've used WD-40 for YEARS on removing labels, etc from all kinds of plastic. If the item is made of a plastic that I think will be "senstive" to the WD-40, I wipe it off quickly, and then follow that up with some kind of plastic rejuvenator.... I usually use a product called "Clear Kote", CD Restorer. UPC 0-0006316639-2 www.cdrestorer.com
that can be purchased at DVD rental stores.. I've also been know to use one of the generic ARMOR ALL type products to chase surfaces to keep down any reaction between the WD-40 and the surface being cleaned.
Of course you need to be carefull around plastic that may have a coating on it, like the screen using the WD-40. I would think most coatings aren't going to like it if you leave it on for very long, and don't chase it with something like the stuff I noted about quickly. I've found WD-40 to remove allot of stuff and it doesn't "eat" into plastics like some other products do...