sticker glue or residue removal

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  1. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    I have an afa worthy wheeljack box. no flap crease.. hardly any shelf wear, corners excellent. one side still sealed. on the front where wheeljack is on the box there is what is left from a price sticker where it had been attemped to be removed. there is no damage to the box like scratching or anything. I was told that it was fairly easy to remove that stuff without damaging the box. is this true? how would you or do you do it? thanks for the help. I just really don't want to ruin it. I might be sending it in to get graded.

    Ken
     
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    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    yea i've been wondering the same thing, but not no a box, but on a toy of mine that had a piece of tape around it, for probably the last 10 years that i got from my family that they didn't want no more. *broken leg to a figure, that they taped on* lol... well i removed the tape and the sticker glue is still there. so i assume it'd be the same process.
     
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    Just go get some lighter fluid, WD40 or goo-gone. any of those will work well. Make sure you spray it onto a napkin or papertowl first. Dont spray it on the box.
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    WD40 will stain the box with oil marks.

    use lighter fluid instead, it evaporates when it serves its purpose
     
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    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    You can also use nail polish remover.
     
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    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    are you sure?
     
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    o_O  Acetone is likely to take the ink, and part of the cardboard with it.
     
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    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    that is what I was thinking?
     
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    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    A hairdryer on 'high' is good for removing stickers. It heats the adhesive and makes it into a rubbery consistancy. If you peel slowly, it should come right off (used to do this with Spawn and Star Wars backing-cards all the time).
     
  10. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    Just get some goo-gone and wipe it gently with a white paper towel.
    Unless you really rub hard you won't case any damage and the adhesive will come right off. I've done this many times before.

    Oh wait, you're sending it in for AFA? Forget Goo-gone. Use gasoline. And a match.
     

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