g1 box disaster

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  1. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    so I woke up this morning to find that my son had taken priority mail stickers and stuck them all over my g1 boxes.. I had a hell of a time getting them off.. some of the boxes were ruined. I had a nice ass woopin for him.. he also stuck stickers all over my 75 gallon aquarium and stand. any ideas on how to get the sticker residue off the boxes without ruining them more?
     
  2. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Dammmnnnnn..that freaking sucksssss
     
  3. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Egad. The only thing for sticker residue I know of is Goo Gone, but I don't think that's going to work well on cardboard. Good luck man :( 
     
  4. unmc2001

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    I have used goo gone on some G1 boxes but it takes a lot of time and you have to be carefull. After you are done it will look like some of it has seeped into the cardboard and caused and "oil stain" but it drys and looks like new. By the way that does deserve an Arse woopin. good luck
     
  5. ShortCircuit

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    i applied goo gone on a ko dev box and it INSTANTLY smudged. I dunno if real transformer boxes have a ink clearcoat for protection but i would stay away from goo.

    I would try a hair dryer and a white paper towel lightly when it gets heated give it some frictions. youre good at that right lol.
     
  6. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Sorry dude, that sucks!
     
  7. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    thanks for the help everyone.. I will try a few things.
     
  8. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Use tape. It sounds insane, but it works. Just dab it with tape, and it usually just comes right up. Some times it's a slow proccess depending on what your pulling up and the surface. When you're done though you'd never know there was any sticky there at all. This trick works great for price tags.... pull up the tag, then use the tage to get any remaining residue.

    Some small advise.... keep your precious items up high out of reach. I keep my G1s on shelves near the ceiling.

    I feel horrible for you. It's like seeing someone get kicked in the nutts, and you have sympathy pains.
     
  9. keebs

    keebs 32 Oh-Zee Killah

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    At least no one said, pics or it didn't happen
     
  10. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Lighter fluid is good for stickers; I (and many others) use it to get seriously gummed-on price stickers etc off records, works a treat - dries out fast and doesn't damage the cardboard or the printjob, the laminate does its job there. Just dab some on (don't go mad, but don't be too stingy) and carefully peel.

    Can't see that it wouldn't do the same job with the stickers on your G1 boxes, good luck with it man...


    EDIT - "drip" would be a better description than "dab" there, actually.
     
  11. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    tell you what. if there's any G1 packaging you don't think you don't want or can't salvage, you could always donate it/them to the poor (me).
     
  12. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    I got most of the stuff off.. thanks to everyones help.. as for the ko devestator box.. I just left it alone.. I figure that I don't want the dye or fake paint to run.. bad enough that it is a ko already.. I know... bad torpedobarb.. bad.

    I did have a really nice onslaught in the box that tore some of the box still.

    Keebs... are you saying that if I don't post pics it didn't happen? why would I make it up? I know that most of us here are immature.. a 32yr old with a 15yr old mentality.. I wouldn't do that.
     
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    Keebs was saying that at least nobody had asked you for photos.
     
  14. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    how old is your kid?
     
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    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    KILL THAT MOTHERFUCKER!

    JK.

    Rubbing alcohol may help, I dunno.
     
  16. Julliant

    Julliant This space for rent.

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    Not trying to be an asshole, but maybe you should discipline your kid more, not necessarily resorting to draconian means of course.
     
  17. Foster

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    Don't be like that, dude. Kids will be kids. He's probably just too young to know any better.
     
  18. Julliant

    Julliant This space for rent.

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    I know, honestly didn't mean any malice. Just some humble advice since everyone else given some solutions to the sticker problem :)  Sorry if I sounded bad.
     
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    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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  20. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Exactly, shit happens! Put them up higher so he can't reach.
     

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