Asked on Jul 15, 2016

How do you remove a plastic table cloth from an outside a grill

by Sam
During a cookout, a table with a plastic cover was near the grill. During cooking the wind blew the table cloth near the grill. We now have colored plastic affixed to the outside of the grill. See picture.
q how do you remove a plastic table cloth from outside a grill, appliances, cleaning tips, outdoors cleaning
  24 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 15, 2016
    Try rubbing baking soda on a damp sponge.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 15, 2016
    Did you try scraping it off the hot grill?

  • Barb Barb on Jul 15, 2016
    There is a product called "Goo-gone" that might help you. It is flammable while wet, though, so use caution. I use it for tar, gum, ink....all kinds of tough things.....

  • N. Susan Hart N. Susan Hart on Jul 15, 2016
    Goof Off. You might also try vinegar, dishwashing liquid, and baking soda together.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Jul 15, 2016
    Barkeepers friend works well for me

  • Ajc Ajc on Jul 15, 2016
    Was gong to suggest GooGone or lemon oil furniture polish. If it doesn't work right way, try wiping fingernail polish lightly over the bag to bubble it, then the lemon oil product. You also might use a plastic scouring pad before the oil. Surprised the hot grill did not darken the plastic or cause it to bubble. If all else fails...modern art :(

  • Deb7938025 Deb7938025 on Jul 15, 2016
    Lay grill on its side then apply dry ice use gloves as not to burn your hands put ice on long enough to harden plastic scrape and repeat,dont just leave it on there it could warp the metal,then use wd-40 to clean final left overs

  • Bobbie Littlefield Bobbie Littlefield on Jul 15, 2016
    Chill area with ice cubes. Remove with dull straight edged razor blade. If that does not work completely, heat area well and scrape with razor blade.

  • Sue Eudey Sue Eudey on Jul 15, 2016
    Try ice and a scraper. No toxins and if you get a small edge up you should be able to get it to release without damage to the finish on the BBQ

  • Roberta Dunn Roberta Dunn on Jul 15, 2016
    Use a blow dryer to heat it up and the scrape it off when it's still hot. Roberta NY

  • Prabhu Master Prabhu Master on Jul 16, 2016
    Try ice cubes on the plastic material and scrape using a wooden spoon

  • Linda O'Neill Coggins Linda O'Neill Coggins on Jul 16, 2016
    I would use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the plastic enough to peel it off. You will probably have to hear it a little at a time and work it off slowly.

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jul 16, 2016
    Spray it with WD-40 and scrap with a plastic scraper.

  • Carol Fredette Carol Fredette on Jul 16, 2016
    Next time u use the grill scrape it off with a spatula​ or scraper when it starts to melt

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Jul 16, 2016
    All of the above will work well.

  • Jnalex99 Jnalex99 on Jul 16, 2016
    Stephanie Dawsonville, GA had the right idea WD-40

  • Joa6702966 Joa6702966 on Jul 16, 2016
    Ice it and then rub off

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Jul 17, 2016
    Looks just like mine, except mine is blue, lol...welcome to the club.

  • GoddessOdd GoddessOdd on Jul 17, 2016
    any oil will probably do it, WD40, goo gone, plain old cooking spray. Let it sit, scrape it off with a plastic scraper. Wait for a warm sunny day to let the metal warm up and make removal even easier.

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Jul 17, 2016
    As above WD40 will get rid off this in a jiffy, some great ideas. Good luck

  • Nai4811948 Nai4811948 on Jul 18, 2016
    Warm up grill? No to hot and with plastic or wood spoon, take it off.

  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Jul 20, 2016
    Get it off the same way you got it on there, warm the grill up, or use a heat gun if you have one... When the plastic starts to get soft, scrape it off with a heavy plastic paint scraper.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 01, 2022

    I believe you have had all the answers there are to this problem, so Good Luck! Sailing that - Turn that side to the wall..

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 12, 2023

    Hi Sam, you can try to heat it up with a heat gun or by lighting the BBQ carefully use a metal scraper or putty knife to loosen the plastic and scrape off, you can always paint the BBQ with BBQ paint afterwards if you scrape the enamel.