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Removing Clear Square Dots After Long Exposure to Light

SQOTS™ Clear Square Dots or Tiles of Glue and SQOTS™-TAPE can become “permanent” especially if used on windows where light can get to the adhesive side.

As usual, as with all SQOTS™ and SQOTS™-Tape application you will need to do your own tests to insure the products are suitable for your surface and application. If in doubt, you can always apply your work to Glass or a Surface that cannot be damaged by Adhesive.

This article concentrates on the case where the SQOTS™ Clear Square Dots or Tiles of Glue have been in place on a window for many months and UV light has acted on the normally pliable and removable adhesive to become more permanent.

Put simply, the application of Cooking Oil (in our tests we used Sesame Oil) and some elbow grease will remove the SQOTS™.

We have conducted long term test exposing SQOTS™ products to UV light over an extended period of time in direct sunlight. Our tests show that in approximately 3 weeks of direct sunlight the SQOTS™ loose their easy stretch removable properties and become more “permanent”.  Depending on the location this period of time could be shorter or longer. 

In the video below you can see that in about 3-4 minutes of elbow grease the “permanent” SQOTS™ do come off cleanly.  A factor that influences how hard and long the rubbing is needed is the thickness of the “Juicy” SQOTS™.  In the video the full thickness SQOTS™ are rubbed away and this takes about 3-4 minutes of rubbing.

In the Pictures below a quicker method was employed where a Blade was carefully used to remove most of the thickness of the SQOTS™ from the window; then the cooking oil was applied.

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The SQOTS™ range of products, which we describe as dots of glue, square dots of glue, tiles of glue, square self-adhesive dots and other phrases that have the words dots or glue, is not affiliated with or associated with any dots of glue manufacturers, representative, affiliates or websites promoting or selling their products with trademarks or trade names that include or consist of the common phrase description “glue dots”.