evening, bit of a strange one. I had a 3m mouse surface next to my keyboard, it's a self adhesive er mouse surface. the keyboard drawer is too small for a mat. it was ok to begin with but it has worn out so i removed it, it came off very easily and left glue residue on the pine, so the mouse sticks to it. I have spent two hours scubbing it with every cleaner i can find, it's stubborn! i use a very gentle solvent on my guitars but that wont touch it, the desk has a sort of waxed finish, any ideas on whats safe to clean the glue off as i dont really want to stick another over the top, as they wear out very quickly and i have a laser mouse so a mats not really needed. tia adam
ps, what type of solvent do you use on your guitars? I have a Squire Stratocaster which I don't even let my wife near to clean, it's my pride and joy. I just use a bit pledge polish on it, I would be terrified to use solvent on it.
that you will need something anyhow for the mouse as opticals tend to be a bit erratic on shiny surfaces.
As for the glue, you can get commercial glue removers, but I presume you are looking for a 'household remedy' type of answer. I would try some alcohol. At a pinch a small dab of vodka. But as with jimv7's answer, take care when dealing with highly flammable liquids.
cheers guys, i shall venture out tommorow and try and find something, i didnt want to remove the glue only to meat the finish and have the same problem. fred, havnt the faintest idea the french polisher leaves me a bit everytime he refinishes one for me, smells like very weak nail vanish remover, my pride and joy aint the same i had it renecked and i dont like it one bit '58 strat in 2 tone sunburst, i like strats a bugger to tune, a plank of wood with frets, designed by a non player etc etc but everyone's a little different and everyone loves their first one! thanks all adam ps should i post this on a diy forum?