DSR-5 Directions for use:

As a rule of thumb, products that do not harden, i.e., most caulks, contact adhesives, labels, decals, tape residue, gum, sap, tar, can be removed with DSR-5. Hardened products such as Super Glue, two part epoxies, urethane floor coatings and varnishes cannot be removed with DSR-5.


For silicone, polyurethane, and polysulfide caulks, first cut away any excess caulking then work DSR-5 from the edge(s) of the bond with DSR-5 scraper or a putty knife. DSR-5 will work its way under the caulk and release the bond. If residue remains, simply re-spray the area and wipe it clean with a terry type cloth. If you spray an area by mistake, either wipe it dry or let the DSR-5 evaporate, the caulking will not be affected.

Contact Cement/Glue

Coat the area with DSR-5 and let it sit. The longer it remains on the adhesive the easier your job becomes. Then wipe the area with a clean cloth. If any residue remains, repeat the first step. When using DSR-5 to remove carpet or headliners, spray the surface heavily, wait at least 15 minutes and test a portion of the item to be removed. If the item remains secure, re-apply DSR-5 and wait an additional 15 minutes before removing the item.

Polyurethane Expanding Foams

Spray the contaminated area with the DSR-5 and wipe the area with a clean cloth, note once the foam has cured the DSR-5 will not remove the residue.

Tape/Labels/Stickers/Decals/Pin stripping

First, spray the item to be removed and let sit for a minute. You will notice that DSR-5 penetrates from the edges inward. Use a sharp object to work the edges and re-apply DSR-5. Once there is enough material to grab, slowly begin pulling the item away from the adhesive while spraying DSR-5 on the back of the item. It should pull away with ease.


To remove gum from carpets, clothing or fabric, just spray with DSR-5, wait a minute, and rub the area with your fingers or a stiff nylon brush.


All of the above will readily dissolve in DSR-5, just spray, wait, and wipe.