[Histonet] Re: Removing tape

Theresa (Teri) Johnson TJohnson <@t> gnf.org
Mon Feb 27 11:11:31 CST 2012

I'm venturing a few guesses here, and would welcome others to do the same. My guess is using acetone might dissolve/soften the plastic from the tape but not remove the adhesive from the top of the tissue section. In thinking about removing adhesive from surfaces where it is unwanted, you sometimes cannot use solvents without compromising the integrity of the surface. Peanut butter or WD40 works well for those types of issues. So I'm thinking maybe WD40 or maybe a soak in mineral oil? I'd probably try mineral oil first, since it's a paraffinic oil. Maybe even warm it?

Good luck. Let us know what works for you!

Teri Johnson, HT(ASCP)QIHC
GNF Histology Lab Manager
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

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