Sticker removal

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  1. DillWeasel

    DillWeasel Member

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    I have some G1 figures that I would like to re-sticker at some point with some Reprolabels. Some of the stickers have come off, while others are on but curled quite badly. How does one go about removing the old stickers so the new ones will stick well?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    You need to make sure the surface is clean & free of any residue from the old stickers.

    Warm water and soap with an old toothbrush is where I start.
    If that doesn't work, I gradually try harsher chemicals, usually a citrus cleaner (Goo Gone), and then lighter fluid (Ronsonol), in that order.
     
  3. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Get a bottle called Goo Gone. You can purchase it at TARGETs and WALL-MARTs. Good product for sticker removal.
     
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    repair_bay Scramble Power!

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    I always try to peel them off with my fingernails first, then use Goo Gone. That stuff is magic!
     
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    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    I concur; just dribble a little goo gone on the sticker and give it a minute or so to soak in, then the sticker should peel right off...It's also handy for removing stray marks, permanent marker, and sticker residue. It's not terribly caustic and won't damage plastic or paint unless you really grind it in.
     
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    I'm sure about 90% of the members on here will tell you Goo Gone.It is a very good product.I would aply it to a soft shammy cloth then rub it off.I never use a tooth brush or anything that will scratch or marr the plastic.It is about $5.00 a bottle and is good for all kinds of things around the house.Make sure you clean the areas off with some soap and water when you are done though.You never want to leave the residue on your bots.
     
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    I use 90% rubbing alcohol on plastic pieces. Works like a charm. DO NOT USE IT ON PAINTED PARTS HOWEVER.
     
  8. DillWeasel

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    Thanks for the help, I really apprecaite it.
     
  9. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    After I use Goo Gone, I clean off all residue with rubbing alcohol. I don't know what the long term effects of Goo Gone is on plastic (especially white plastic), but I wouldn't want to take a chance on anything (i.e. yellowing etc.)
     
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    Actually the process depends on what results you want.

    I find for transplanting decals, took a junker diaclone smokescreen and tranplanted parts and decals to reissue. A hair dryer is perfect. Preferably one that has a nozzle to point and concentrate heat. Warm the decal and the glue gets "activated" and use women's precision tweezers (Revlon brand is good). To peel off decal. It's better to try using an exacto knife to lift decal if possible. Note that peeling the decal will cause curling.
     

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