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 Post subject: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:18 pm 

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has anyone figured out how to clean those?
the contain a bit of pgm for the size ...seems it would be worth it?


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:56 pm 

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This is a good question. I have boxes of out of date test strips that haven't been used.


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:44 am 

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I was trying to respond to a message i got about this post but i couldn't load the photo so ill try here....

I have tried acetone, bleach, goof off, alcohol, soap and nothing takes the goopy glue that holds the two sides together. that would need removed before trying too extract the traces from the other side...see photo


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:29 pm 

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I do have a process for the same strips you show. I do take my time when doing this and that could be why it works for me.

1. In most cases that are used. So, I let them soak in rubbing alcohol sealed in a canning jar for a few days. During this time I would shake the jar. This helps sterilize the strips alone with softening the adhesive on the strips.

2. Next, remove the strips from the jar and remove the cover from the strip.

3. Please the strips without the label on them in a different jar and lib with Goo Gone. Make sure the Goo Gone covers well over the strips. Let them soak for for a few days while shaking them a few time a day. You will start seeing he Goo Gone start getting cloudy.

4. Next, remove the strips from the Goo Gone and using a paper towel to rub off what is let of the adhesive that was used to hold the label on.

5. Then place the strips in a jar with lid that has water and some dish soap. You don't need that much soap. Let this sit for a few day including shaking the jar a few time a day. This helps remove any of the Goo Gone of the strips.

This is not a perfect solution or a quick fix but works. I am doing about 20 to 30 strips at a time. Also, I have so far reused the Goo Gone Three times without having to replacing it. That also includes the alcohol.

I hope this helps you.


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:24 am 

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That is awesome thank you!
Next question would be how to sell them??
would they classify same as the cards for the cable boxes?

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:49 pm 

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Sorry, I don't do the process to sell but to extract the Gold off the strips to process it. Maybe someone else can help you with that question.


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:04 pm 

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I dabble in extraction too
would it be the same process as fingers?
thanks so much for you help


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 Post subject: Re: diabetic test strips
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:50 pm 

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It is not the same process as you do with finger due to no copper under the gold. The gold is basically panted to the plastic. In my process I would just desolve the gold off the plastic. Also, the gold on the test strips are much thinner then the gold on the finders and that it is my understanding it's a higher grade also.


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