so far no one has mentioned Benzine... this works brilliantly to
remove sticky labels from books and paper as well as metals.
I have noticed that in the States, you can pretty much buy any
chemical you want, without much if any restriction, so MAKE SURE you
buy BENZINE and NOT BENZENE. The Benzine Gwen is recommending looks
to be a useful solvent which will more than likely do the job in
hand. It is a mixture of alkanes, whereas benzene (C6H6) is an
aromatic, cyclic alkene which is highly toxic and carcinogenic.
That's one of my bug-bears with chemistry, that just one little
letter can make such a huge difference which can sometimes have