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  1. The message re vinyl windows and sticky tape removal remined me of a
    trick I learned at my garden club many years ago.

    One of the club members was demonstrating her craft: making Christmas
    wreaths with wire and pine branches, adorned with red boughs, etc.

    At the end of her demonstration her hands were covered with spots of
    sticky pine pitch. We then saw her open up a bottle of peanut butter
    and apply several teaspoons of it to her hands. She began the usual
    rubbing we all do when washing our hands, and a few moments later
    after wiping her hands with a paper towel, her hands were free of the
    pitch!

    I have used peanut butter many times to clean my hands of sticky stuff
    that I previously removed with laquer thinner, a solvent I used for
    cleaning my foil brushes. Not the best stuff for human skin.

    To remove paper labels with a sticky back, I will use hot water to
    turn the paper into mush, remove the mush, and then apply a small
    amount of peanut butter to the sticky stuff, and, with a circular
    motion with cloth or plastic dish washing pad, I work the peanut
    butter into the sticky stuff, and its soon gone..

    If you find sticky stuff on something, and you know that strong
    solvents, mineral spirits, etc., may mar the surface of that
    something, try peanut butter. It's the oil in the pb that does the
    trick. Especially good for motor oil/grease that gets on your
    fingernails, cuticles, etc.
     
  2. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    But what do you do about the squirrels following you around?


    | The message re vinyl windows and sticky tape removal remined me of a
    | trick I learned at my garden club many years ago.
    |
    | One of the club members was demonstrating her craft: making Christmas
    | wreaths with wire and pine branches, adorned with red boughs, etc.
    |
    | At the end of her demonstration her hands were covered with spots of
    | sticky pine pitch. We then saw her open up a bottle of peanut butter
    | and apply several teaspoons of it to her hands. She began the usual
    | rubbing we all do when washing our hands, and a few moments later
    | after wiping her hands with a paper towel, her hands were free of the
    | pitch!
    |
    | I have used peanut butter many times to clean my hands of sticky stuff
    | that I previously removed with laquer thinner, a solvent I used for
    | cleaning my foil brushes. Not the best stuff for human skin.
    |
    | To remove paper labels with a sticky back, I will use hot water to
    | turn the paper into mush, remove the mush, and then apply a small
    | amount of peanut butter to the sticky stuff, and, with a circular
    | motion with cloth or plastic dish washing pad, I work the peanut
    | butter into the sticky stuff, and its soon gone..
    |
    | If you find sticky stuff on something, and you know that strong
    | solvents, mineral spirits, etc., may mar the surface of that
    | something, try peanut butter. It's the oil in the pb that does the
    | trick. Especially good for motor oil/grease that gets on your
    | fingernails, cuticles, etc.
     
  3. Mike Sokoly

    Mike Sokoly Guest

    Out here in wild Long Island the deer will lick or hump you to death
    over a gob of PB - 'cause the elitists won't hear of exterminating them!
    (squirrels will just eat your soffits and fascia boards for dinner!)
    Of course-wood is preferable over vinyl.
     
  4. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    So will the blue jays, chipmunks and dem dam potatoes.



    | Out here in wild Long Island the deer will lick or hump you to death
    | over a gob of PB - 'cause the elitists won't hear of exterminating them!
    | (squirrels will just eat your soffits and fascia boards for dinner!)
    | Of course-wood is preferable over vinyl.
    |
    |
    |
    | Crash Gordon wrote:
    | > But what do you do about the squirrels following you around?
    | >
    | >
    | > | > | The message re vinyl windows and sticky tape removal remined me of a
    | > | trick I learned at my garden club many years ago.
    | > |
    | > | One of the club members was demonstrating her craft: making Christmas
    | > | wreaths with wire and pine branches, adorned with red boughs, etc.
    | > |
    | > | At the end of her demonstration her hands were covered with spots of
    | > | sticky pine pitch. We then saw her open up a bottle of peanut butter
    | > | and apply several teaspoons of it to her hands. She began the usual
    | > | rubbing we all do when washing our hands, and a few moments later
    | > | after wiping her hands with a paper towel, her hands were free of the
    | > | pitch!
    | > |
    | > | I have used peanut butter many times to clean my hands of sticky stuff
    | > | that I previously removed with laquer thinner, a solvent I used for
    | > | cleaning my foil brushes. Not the best stuff for human skin.
    | > |
    | > | To remove paper labels with a sticky back, I will use hot water to
    | > | turn the paper into mush, remove the mush, and then apply a small
    | > | amount of peanut butter to the sticky stuff, and, with a circular
    | > | motion with cloth or plastic dish washing pad, I work the peanut
    | > | butter into the sticky stuff, and its soon gone..
    | > |
    | > | If you find sticky stuff on something, and you know that strong
    | > | solvents, mineral spirits, etc., may mar the surface of that
    | > | something, try peanut butter. It's the oil in the pb that does the
    | > | trick. Especially good for motor oil/grease that gets on your
    | > | fingernails, cuticles, etc.
    | >
    | >
    |
     
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Just had a client call me to come and fix the contacts on her vinyl
    basement windows. She said a squirrel had gotten into her basement. The
    vinyl windows were the slider type. And you know the little ledge that
    sticks out on the sash, so you can push the window open and closed?
    Well they were completely chewed off along with the contacts. Two neat
    little piles of curled up vinyl chips were on the floor with a magnet
    by each one. the reed switches were just dangling at the ends of the
    wires. I don't know if they swallow any of that stuff but if they do,
    it's gotta hurt comin out.
     
  6. Mark Leuck

    Mark Leuck Guest

    I can't see getting humped to death from blue jays and chipmunks can you?
     
  7. If you find sticky stuff on something, and you know that strong
    Nice tip. I'll have to try that some time. Instead of peanut
    butter, large grocery stores and most health food stores sell
    peanut oil in bottles. That should make cleanup even quicker.

    It's also terrific with red snapper or Chilean sea bass. Toss a
    few capers and a teaspoon of fresh, chopped garlic in the pan and
    braise for 4 minutes on each side. Then pour 1/2 cup of water
    into the skillet transfer the whole thing into a 450º over for a
    few minutes until the fish breaks cleanly with a fork and the
    meat is opaque. Outstanding!

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    Bass Burglar Alarms
    The Online DIY Store
    http://www.BassBurglarAlarms.com
     
  8. Out here in wild Long Island the deer will lick or hump you to death...

    Are you sure you're not from West Virginia? :)

    --

    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

    Bass Burglar Alarms
    The Online DIY Store
    http://www.BassBurglarAlarms.com
     
  9. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    Have you ever been to Lawnguylan' ?


    |I can't see getting humped to death from blue jays and chipmunks can you?
    |
    | | > So will the blue jays, chipmunks and dem dam potatoes.
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > | > | Out here in wild Long Island the deer will lick or hump you to death
    | > | over a gob of PB - 'cause the elitists won't hear of exterminating
    them!
    | > | (squirrels will just eat your soffits and fascia boards for dinner!)
    | > | Of course-wood is preferable over vinyl.
    | > |
    | > |
    | > |
    | > | Crash Gordon wrote:
    | > | > But what do you do about the squirrels following you around?
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > | > | > | > | The message re vinyl windows and sticky tape removal remined me of
    a
    | > | > | trick I learned at my garden club many years ago.
    | > | > |
    | > | > | One of the club members was demonstrating her craft: making
    | Christmas
    | > | > | wreaths with wire and pine branches, adorned with red boughs, etc.
    | > | > |
    | > | > | At the end of her demonstration her hands were covered with spots
    of
    | > | > | sticky pine pitch. We then saw her open up a bottle of peanut
    | butter
    | > | > | and apply several teaspoons of it to her hands. She began the
    usual
    | > | > | rubbing we all do when washing our hands, and a few moments later
    | > | > | after wiping her hands with a paper towel, her hands were free of
    | the
    | > | > | pitch!
    | > | > |
    | > | > | I have used peanut butter many times to clean my hands of sticky
    | stuff
    | > | > | that I previously removed with laquer thinner, a solvent I used
    for
    | > | > | cleaning my foil brushes. Not the best stuff for human skin.
    | > | > |
    | > | > | To remove paper labels with a sticky back, I will use hot water
    to
    | > | > | turn the paper into mush, remove the mush, and then apply a small
    | > | > | amount of peanut butter to the sticky stuff, and, with a circular
    | > | > | motion with cloth or plastic dish washing pad, I work the peanut
    | > | > | butter into the sticky stuff, and its soon gone..
    | > | > |
    | > | > | If you find sticky stuff on something, and you know that strong
    | > | > | solvents, mineral spirits, etc., may mar the surface of that
    | > | > | something, try peanut butter. It's the oil in the pb that does
    the
    | > | > | trick. Especially good for motor oil/grease that gets on your
    | > | > | fingernails, cuticles, etc.
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
    |
     
  10. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    My grandkids go to the local church and bring home pine cones. They cover
    the pine cones with peanut butter, then roll them in bird seed. The birds
    enjoy a nice treat until the squirrels come by and take the whole thing
    away.

    Jim Rojas
     
  11. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    We used to do that, way back when I was in elementary school :) It was
    always fun to hang the cones just out of reach of the cat and watch the
    poor creature lose her mind with the birds coming and going ;)


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  12. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Careful... You've just admitted to tormenting cats. Next thing "you
    know who" will be accusing you of setting their tails on fire...
     
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