Sticker removal

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  1. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    OK here's the deal... a while back I got a G1 Metroplex from a friend of mine (great deal, but a story for another time). Aside from missing some of the accessories the bot is in GREAT shape, only one small spot of chrome ware on the leg, rubber wheels fully intact, all the joints are still stiff, ect., but the stickers were applied horrably wrong. So I'm in the process of cleaning him up and removing all of the stickers so I can put a Reprolable set on him, but I'm having trouble getting all the sticker residue off of him, and a lot of the sticker backing has been left behind when I removed the original stickers. Seems that no matter how much I scrub some of the areas the goo just smears around leaving an obserdly shiny spot where the sticker used to be. I was wandering if there is something that I can use safely remove the sticker residue without damaging the toy, or more importantly if there is anything that I should NOT be using. Any advise would be greatly appreciated, ty.

    On an up note, I was able to find Scamper's gun on ebay for just $6...w00t! (I'm kinda proud of that)

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  2. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Goo Gone works wonders. I've taken price tags off of 20-year-old boxes with the stuff. Removing stickers or residue off the actual toys takes about 5 seconds. :thumb 
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    should'be been the customs forum.. but no need to ask, just go click on the kitbasher's resource sticky at the top of the forum, it answers the majority of questions anyone might have.
     
  4. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Kool, thanks that's all I needed to know. Just wanted to know if it was gonna damage the toy before I used it. ty again.
     
  5. Alpha Prime

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    nail polish remover works good, nut dont leave it on too long <('-'<)
     
  6. fschuler

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    Watch out for the nail polish remover, some of that stuff will dissolve plastic pretty quickly. Goo gone may be your best bet, and I've had luck with lighter fluid as well.
     
  7. Master Sing

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    Koo
     
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    Hiro Prime put me onto using lighter fluid to strip stickers; it works a treat, and evaporates off with no residue and no damage to the plastic.
     
  9. AMG

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    Rubbing Alcohol works wonders for this.
     

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