Icky Pic Cleaner — Sticklers Adhesive and Cable Gel Remover Pen

Sticklers Icky Pic Cleaner easily removes stubborn adhesives and messy gels


  • Removes buffer tube gel, also known as icky pic, from the cables when splicing
  • Ideal in datacom applications where removing identifying labels from racks and cable bundles is a problem
  • Removes labels, tapes, adhesives, glues, chewing gum and even tar and tree sap
  • Use on installation trucks where techs blow fiber and splice


  • Strong, naturally-occurring, gel-eating solvent made from oranges
  • Convenient pocket size
  • Rugged, recyclable aluminum pen
  • Spill-proof and leak-proof
  • Dispenses fluid when pressing the tip onto a lint-free wipe or contaminated surface
  • Use with the Sticklers™ Benchtop CleanWipes

Why is icky pic so hard to clean? It’s not — if you have the right icky pic cleaner. The stuff is “icky” is because the gel is a petroleum-based, highly viscous fluid that resists water and weak solvents. You’ll find icky pic on all the cables that are engineered for outside plant, and they’re usually the stranded “loose tube” cables. In addition to being messy the gel is highly flammable. So getting a good solvent is a huge time-saver.


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Part Number Package Weight Size Tech Sheet Safety Data Sheet
MCC-SAGR 1 Pen 10 mL
Part Number Package Weight Size Tech Sheet Safety Data Sheet
MCC-SAGR 1 Pen 0.5 oz.

Technical Details

Clean, colorless liquid
Pronounced citrus
Boiling Point
169˚C / 340˚F
Chemical Family
Evaporation Rate
Cleaning Strenght (kb)
47ºC / 117ºF
Global Warming Rating (100 year)
VOC Organic Content (g/L)
REACH & ELINCS Compliant
Specific Gravity