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Repulsive residue

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Picture this: week one of your semester went swimmingly, you have a small bit of extra money in the bank, and you feel like treating yourself to one of those fancy (and pricey) stainless steel UFV water bottles available in the bookstore. You know, the kind that keeps your beverage hot or cool for all eternity? You buy one, you bring it home, and begin to strip off all the price tags and related paraphernalia, until you happen upon a rather large sticker on the bottom of the bottle.

It is at this point that you realize, “Shit, it’s one of those stickers.” The kind that no matter how careful or precise you are when removing it, will come off in no less than 10 or 12 pieces, and the sticky residue left behind will continue to crust your pinky when you hold the bottle for weeks if not months to come. Is there a way to rid yourself of this noxious nightmare? Perhaps, but only if you have an extra six hours and an entire bottle of Goo Gone to spend.

Image: Simer Haer/The Cascade

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