Removing Stickers

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MaikeruSan, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. MaikeruSan

    MaikeruSan KnightStalker

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    Any tips on removing stickers? From g1 toys?
     
  2. Red Alert

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    warm water and a toothbrush.
    Just make sure to remove screws to prevent rusting
    I usually soak the part for a few minutes
     
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    Goo Gone.
     
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    What he said, plus it leaves them smelling lemony fresh :) 
     
  5. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    > 90% rubbing alcohol will soften and remove the left-over residue.
     
  6. Hoolagrin

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    This does work, but it can take paint off too. Almost wrecked my G1 jetfire.

    I second (or third?) goo gone. That and a little bit 'o scraping will get all of those tough stickers out.

    Best advise (if you have the time and patience)

    1. Order your stickers from Reprolabels. (Do this as soon as you can because it can take a couple of weeks)

    2. Dismantle the TF (Keep track of your parts! for the complex ones I tape the screws to a sheet of paper with a note saying where they go.)

    3. Clean all parts. Soak in very warm soapy water. For the stubborn ones, Goo gone. Really stubborn ones and any paint you don't like, the 90% Rubbing alcohol is the best. Alcohol will help with rusty screws too. Soak them in there and polish them up.

    4. Reassemble (no brainer, unless you mixed up your parts)

    5. Re-sticker. I use an x-acto knife to help me place new stickers before I press them on fully.

    6. Enjoy the G1 (or whatever) goodness!
     
  7. MaikeruSan

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    Thanks guys! Im going to go with Hoolagrins method. I just bought a g1 grimlock. It being my favourite character I wanted to make it look awsome. As far as i know, there is no reprolables grimlock set, so I bought the original sticker sheet off ebay as well. Just incase how do you restore chrome(if possible)
     
  8. Mumps

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    Yeah, I am going to have to do this for my Metroplex. I have the repro stickers waiting for me, I am not looking forward to removing the worn stickers >_<
     
  9. Big_Daddy

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    Actually, there is a Grimlock Reprolabel set. I bought one last year, but if you found vintage, all is good :) 
     
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    Quick question about the water rusting screw things. I get some items that are dusty, and I use a cotton swab and water to clean the figures, including by screws. Is that in any way bad for it?
     
  11. Hoolagrin

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    You really can't in a cost effective/easy way. Here are a few choices

    1) Just use soapy water or windex to make it as shiny as possible
    2) Silver leaf from a craft store. This can be tricky to work with
    3) Home chrome kits from hobby shops - very expensive if you are doing a few small pieces.
    4) there are a few places that you can mail pieces to for them to chrome for a fee
    5) Silver paint - not as shiny as real chrome but it looks okay from a distance.

    Not if you dry it thoroughly. Screw will rust over time regardless, but keeping them (or any metal parts) dry will suppress rusting for a long while. Some people put a drop of clear nail polish or future floor polish over them to keep moisture off and the metal shiny.
     
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    I wouldn't ever use alcohol on plastic.
     
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    Without taking the figure apart (I'd rather not do that in order to keep the joints as tight as they are) goo gone is the best option to remove the residue then? Ya'll q-tipping it or a cloth?
     
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    The bottle of Goof Off I have said it may damage plastic...and I'm trying to remove sticker residue from a G1 Black Zarak. The last thing I want to do is damage this toy! Knowing the rarity of the toy now, any other suggestions? I can't really disassemble or soak the toy. Thankfully most of the stickers I removed are rather large so blotting the area w/ fill in the blank shouldn't be so hard.

    Will Goo Gone not affect plastic? I'm afraid to try much other than warm water w/ a little soap. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Baby wipes.
    Yup, they're good for more than just wiping asses.
     
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    I just peel the sticker and scratch the left over stuff with my finger nail.
     
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    Not sure if I saw this but surprised that nobody mentioned using a hair dryer. When you slightly warm the sticker with it, you can easily peel it off.
     

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