Removing Klear?

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    I've had a Klear spillage on my desk and its dried - now looks like a big shiny puddle. Any ideas on how I might shift it without damaging the desk? the desk is just an Ikea thing made out laminate wood(-like-substance).
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    Removing paint now removing Klear :)

    If it was on a floor (which, after all, is what it was designed for) it would wear off eventually with footfall and need a fresh application. I've no idea how you'd manage footfall with a desk top or even if it would do any good, wood being porous and all that.

    Try rubbing the heel of your fist around in small circles, if heat/friction removes it you might be on to something.

    Sorry I can't be more help.
     
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    Desk=wear off with buttfall?
     
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    I had a similar thing. (the Klear spillage, not Jan's avatar - unfortunately!)
    Most of it I left, as it gave me a nice shiny desk, being on pine. But a large patch I was able to remove by rubbing with a wet cloth and detergent (washing-up liquid). Don't know if it'll work on laminates though, as it'll be like applying to plastic. You might just have to cover the rest of the desk, using Klear on a soft cloth, and then polish it!
    I have noticed that it's dulled down with wear over the months though, and now looks more normal.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    Funny, Johnsons discontinue the stuff, and I'm chucking it around for fun...
     
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    I thought they had just renamed it and relabeled the bottle? It's now called "Pledge with Future Shine". Still made by Johnson and I just bought a bottle of it about two weeks ago at Wal-mart. :D
     
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    You can remove "Klear" using any solution containing ammonia. Some window cleaning fluids do." Klear" in the UK is discontinued. The replacement here is not the same formula. In the U.S "Pledge with Future Shine" is the same as good old "Future". In the UK Holloway House "Quick Shine Floor Finish" available from Lakeland, and I am sure other retailers, seems a good alternative if you can't find any original "Klear". It is an acrylic floor polish just like the original "Klear".
    Useful test here.
    Guys I may have found a replacement for Future/Klear - Britmodeller.com
    Steve
     
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    Great - thanks for that advice, I'll give it a shot.

    I have ten bottles of Klear in the loft - should keep me going! :rolleyes:
     
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