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FAQ: Goo Gone

Goo Gone is an excellent citrus based multi-purpose cleaner.  The product has a wide range of uses and applications, many of which may be unknown.  You can count on Goo Gone as a go-to solution for easy removal of unwanted materials from surfaces.  Here’s a list of common questions about Goo Gone.

What is Goo Gone?

Goo Gone is product designed to remove many different unwanted materials from non-porous surfaces such as countertops, glass, porcelain and wood as well as some fabric materials.  

How does Goo Gone work?

Goo Gone works with the power of citrus by using natural citrus materials and concentrate combined with other cleaning agents to deliver boosted cleaning performance.  The natural citrus concentrate attacks stains with enzymes that get under the surface of a substance to lift the sticky material away from the surface.  Citrus contains d-limonene which acts as a natural dissolvent, attacking sticky, gooey materials.  D-limonene is non-toxic and safe to use on materials that come in contact with ski, eyes and other sensitive areas.  It also leaves behind a pleasant scent as an added bonus.   

What does Goo Gone work on?

Goo Gone is effective in removing materials such as stickers, candle wax, permanent marker, crayon, glue, gum, tape residue, adhesive, paint, tree sap, tar and much more.   

What is the advantage of Goo Gone Spray Gel?

The gel formula is thicker and won’t drip.  This allows the Goo Gone gel to cling to treated areas to remove stains, residue and other substances.  

What surfaces should I avoid when using Goo Gone?

Do not use Goo Gone on the following surfaces:

  • Silk
  • Leather
  • Suede
  • Rubber
  • Unfinished wood
  • Unsealed stone
  • Unpainted walls (drywall)
  • Faux stainless steel

How do I remove adhesive residue?

  • Apply Goo Gone to the affected surface.
  • Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes.
  • Wipe up covered surface with a clean towel or rag.
  • Use a separate clean towel to wipe away Goo Gone with hot, soapy water.  
  • Dry off with towel.  

Is Goo Gone safe on car paint?

Yes!  Goo Gone is designed for use on surfaces such as automobile paint.  Simply wash with hot, soapy water after using on your vehicle’s paint.

How do I remove tree sap from my car’s windshield and paint?

  • Apply Goo Gone to a microfiber towel and hold it over the tree sap covered area for 20-30 seconds.  
  • Gently wipe the sap away.
  • If the tree sap doesn’t remove by applying Goo Gone to the towel, apply a small amount of Goo Gone directly to the sap covered area and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Repeat wiping with a microfiber towel to remove the sap.
  • Use this procedure for removing other substances such as bird droppings, brake dust and asphalt from vehicle paint and windows.    

How do I remove parking stickers from my vehicle windows?

  • Spray Goo Gone onto the sticker.
  • Use a soft, plastic scraper (or your fingernail) to peel at the edges of the sticker, which will begin to loosen.
  • Repeat this process until the sticker and residue are removed.
  • Wash the treated area with hot, soapy water.  

How do I remove bumper stickers from my vehicle?

  • Spray Goo Gone onto the sticker.
  • Use a soft, plastic scraper (or your fingernail) to peel at the edges of the sticker, which will begin to loosen.
  • Repeat this process until the sticker and residue are removed.
  • Wash the treated area with hot, soapy water.  

What precautions should I take before using Goo Gone?

  • Spot test – Test Goo Gone in an inconspicuous spot before using on a larger area.  While this will take some additional time, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  
  • Ventilation – Ensure that you have proper ventilation in the area you will be using Goo Gone.   While the product is made with natural materials, it can become an inhalation hazard if breathed for extended periods of time without airflow.
  • Remove clothing before use – This sounds like common sense, but be sure to remove clothing before treating it with Goo Gone.  Launder treated clothing separate from other garments and use extra detergent to ensure the Goo Gone is thoroughly removed during washing.  
  • Be aware of hazards – Goo Gone can cause permanent damage if swallowed.  It can also irritate skin and eyes or trigger asthma.   Keep Goo Gone out of reach from children and pets and familiarize yourself with Goo Gone’s Material Data Safety Sheet.  Wear goggles and gloves when using Goo Gone.  Finally, be sure to avoid rinsing Goo Gone down sinks and drains by soaking it up with paper towel and disposing in the trash.  

Where can I buy Goo Gone products?

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