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I took the "Do not remove" label from my HF router plate. Left a big blog of glue so I first tried mineral spirits. Didn't do a thing so I upped the ante with Acetone. That made a big ugly mess and there is still glue on the surface. I was able to scrape enough of the glob to see that the plate did not melt, which was my biggest fear.

Is there an easier way of cleaning the plate besides scraping with a razor blade?

I'm hoping to get a workable table before the end of 2025 if I live that long.

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So the acetone didn't melt the plastic at all?

I usually use the product "Goo gone" for sticker removal, works pretty well. Some times it takes two or three applications - for heavy gunk, first time you get most of it off, the second time pretty much everything, the third time you've got a clean surface.
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I gave it another bath in mineral spirits and this time it worked. The few bits of stubborn glue came off with my thumb nail. All is good. Fortunately, the acetone did not melt the plate. Perhaps, kudos to HF for quality?

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Goo Gone, works well also router bit cleaner..

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I took the "Do not remove" label from my HF router plate. Left a big blog of glue so I first tried mineral spirits. Didn't do a thing so I upped the ante with Acetone. That made a big ugly mess and there is still glue on the surface. I was able to scrape enough of the glob to see that the plate did not melt, which was my biggest fear.

Is there an easier way of cleaning the plate besides scraping with a razor blade?

I'm hoping to get a workable table before the end of 2025 if I live that long.

Thanks,
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Glad you got it cleaned up with no damage. I've used a blow dryer to heat the sticker, softening up the adhesive. Followed with goo gone, as others have recommended.

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Danger ,Danger, Will Robson putting any heat to the plate, you don't want to end up with a wash board

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WD40 will remove the lable glue.
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