Question about restoring stickers/Reprolabels

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  1. HunGrrr

    HunGrrr Eamus Catuli!

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    Hello, everyone!

    I have a couple of Vintage G1s that could use a little makeover. I've never done any kind of sticker replacement before, so I was hoping some of the more experienced folks here could answer a couple questions for me.

    1. What's the best way to remove old stickers from G1 TFs? Goo Gone?

    2. Do Reprolabels come pre-cut? Or do I need to cut them myself?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. coybrafett

    coybrafett Well-Known Member

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    To remove, probably best to use a little soap and water. Reprolabels are pre-cut and they are amazing.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i scraped most off with my fingernail, then finishing clean with rubbing alcohol (make sure it's not on paint for that)
     
  4. hoosierdaddy04

    hoosierdaddy04 The Lord of Diecast

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    Yea they make good stickers and rubbing alcohol works great on bare plastic.

    Thanks brr-icy for reminding me that I still need G1 Motormaster...
     
  5. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'll typically take a similar approach that b-icy does:

    • Scrape off the decal with my fingernail(s);
    • Use a Q-tip and Goo Gone to remove the rest of the residue;
    • Immediately rinse the Goo Gone off with a Q-tip and water from a small reservoir;
    • Dry the area with a small cloth;
    • Apply labels.

    Goo Gone does the same as alcohol in what b-icy describes, but it is a little less harsh than alcohol when it comes to removing paint. Either way, I keep a small reservoir of water handy to wash of the chemical immediate so as to not take any chances. Dry the area, and then they're ready for new labels!
     

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