Reprolabels Not sticking well

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  1. RageD

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    Wondering if anyone knows why? Did I not clean the old sticker off correctly........there didnt seem to be any left over residue.

    Whats happening is that after applying, about an hour or two later, the edges start to come up, so I have to keep pressing them back down.

    Im assuming its not the reprolabels as they have a great rep here, but probably something I did.

    Anyone have any experience and perhaps a way to correct this?

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  2. Sidecutter

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    How did you clean the old sticker off?
     
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    I had an issue with a set of Grimlock reprolabels I ordered, exactly the same problem. I think it must've been a faulty batch - I emailed April and she sent out a new set for me straight away :) 
     
  4. RageD

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    Hey, Cleaned with fingernail, some q-tips and a lot of manual labor. Didn't appear to be any left over residue.

    Would left over residue account for the lifting problem?
     
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    Possible, but I suspect it's likely just a bad batch. I've actually had more trouble with Hasbro's labels. I had to use the ones from Reprolabels on my reissue insecticons because the Hasbro produced ones kept falling off completely.
     
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    Left over sticker residue doesn't seem like it would be a problem as much as oils from your skin. If possible, remove the sticker and take a paper towel to the area, then try again.

    I've had this with Reprolabels and reissues both, but not too often. When I used Goo Gone for a couple of toys, I had sticker lift, so I went back and wiped the toy much more thoroughly.
     
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    What sticker set is it?

    I am sure they would have no problem sending you out a new batch.
     
  8. RageD

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    They are actually sending a new batch, which is great of them to do. I really want to redo all my TF's from G1, so Fingers crossed that this new set sticks.
     
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    Is Goo Gone recommended before applying the labels?

     
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    I don't have a ton of Reprolabels experience, but the experience I have had with them is that they're super adhesive.

    The ICT's door panel label is such a perfect fit that I had no wiggle room and put one on just a hair crooked. I couldn't stand it so I peeled it off and re-applied. Weeks later and it's still on there with out any peeling or anything. So yours might be bad.
     
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    It depends on how stuck on there the old label is. I only use it if I absolutely can't get it done with my nail. Since it's just more to clean up later.
     
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    After I apply any type of chemical remover to something, I always wipe it down quick with windex before applying any sticker afterward. Never had experience with Reprolabels, but with window decals and banner decals at work. While the goo gone removes the adhesive from the object/material, as it dries it may leave a chemical residue behind. That's where the windex comes in handy then afterwards.
     

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