Tuesday, January 20, 2009

McCain Annoyance

Tracy thought it would be good patriotic symbolism to remove our McCain/Palin bumper stickers on the day of the inaugural. Except the one on the truck isn't coming off neatly, and I'm going to need a solvent of some sort. Annoying.

18 comments:

Larry Sheldon said...

Peanut oil.

But not the captcha: lickur

Donna B. said...

That's funny, but it's also the reason I have never put a bumper sticker of any kind on my cars.

My daughters found good use for them, a radio station sticker covered up a rust spot one's trunk, the other used a South Carolina flag sticker to cover the hole in her plastic front bumper where she had rear-ended a trailer hitch.

I applaud you for removing them. I saw a faded Kerry-Edwards sticker a few months ago.

Scott said...

It depends on the adhesive used, but either rubbing alchohol or nail polish remover (acetone) should take it off.

Larry Sheldon said...

Acetone and company are just about guaranteed to that the finish off any thing,

Peanut oil or olive oil will dissolve the adhesive.

Soap and water will remove the oil.

Bilpu said...

I just smear plain peanut butter on things like this and leave for a day.

Larry Sheldon said...

Exactly.

(I( prefer the oil, but the peanut butter should word.

I'd score the sticker to lert the oil get at it it quicker.

Sissy Willis said...

I suggest removing the McCain half and keeping the Palin half.

Larry Sheldon said...

Sissy has an idea that should be expanded to national scope.

What the Republican party needs is the Palin half.

Sam L. said...

WD-40.

Erin said...

My vote is for goo-gone. Raccoons won't be licking your car that way.

Assistant Village Idiot's wife said...

I wanted to leave the Palin half on, but of course that part came off first!

akafred said...

"Raccoons won't be licking your car that way."

Yeah, but if you got it on video you'd have something for Youtube!

bs king said...

It always comes back the raccoons, doesn't it David?

Wyman said...

I have the same concerns about Palin herself.

OBloodyHell said...

> I'm going to need a solvent of some sort. Annoying.

It's a sign from God. Leave it on.

> That's funny, but it's also the reason I have never put a bumper sticker of any kind on my cars.

I've always avoided it because, if nothing else, it also ages the paint or material beneath it, so even once you actually get it off, it's left a mark.

I've only found one thing good enough that I was willing to put it on my car:

You! Out of the gene pool!"

:o)

> nail polish remover (acetone)

Warning acetone will damage both paint *and* rubber.

OBloodyHell said...

> I have the same concerns about Palin herself.

You're afraid that the raccoons will lick her?

akafred said...

Can we ever really know what does on in Alaska?

Larry Sheldon said...

"You're afraid that the raccoons will lick her?

Im so glad somebody asked that! (As a old man, I was afraid to.)

It doesn't make ant sense to me.

"Can we ever really know what does on in Alaska?"

Sure. Go look. Or call and ask.

Now Washington and the rest of the elite coasts, not so much.