How do you remove stickers from G1 figures?

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  1. Darkbox

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    I'm trying to remove some old stickers from a G1 figure because they are worn out, but they are a bit harder to remove than I thought they would be. Is there a certain way to remove them?
     
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    I seem to recall goo-gone helping (but I'm not sure, wait for someone else to verify it wont damage the figure), maybe some rubbing alcohol? Water might be enough in some cases.
     
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    on hard stickers, i used some rubbing alcohol on bare plastic (no paint) paint, a fingernail.
     
  4. turboedguy

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    I use "Sticker Shock" bumper sticker remover found at any autoparts store, works great, and doesn't harm plastic or paint. WD-40 also works well, but leaves a film that needs to be cleaned off afterwards.

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    what about Degreaser?
     
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    Goo-gone and q-tips.
     
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    might have to try this
     
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    As a kid it took me warm water and rubbing :) 
    Most of the toys look better without the stickers.
     
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    I just use water and scratch the stickers off.
     
  10. turboedguy

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    Try it, works great especially on those stubborn ones. Let it soak for a couple minutes, and they peal right off.:thumb 
     
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    Any of the citrus based solvents have worked great for me. They are not greasy, will not destroy plastics or paint, and are easy to work with. Using a Q-Tip with it helps too.

    I think Goo Gone and Goof Off are both products that fit this bill.
     
  12. Darkbox

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    Are there any good ways to polish an old G1 figure because the one I just bought has some dirt on it.
     
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    Peel the Stickers off and then rub away the remaining Adhesive residue with an oil-soaked Paper towel.
     
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    Thanks for all this advice. I'll be sure to use them on the sticky residue on my Hegemon left by the awful tape toyworld used on his shoulder.
     
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    Yeah, I did this on a few of mine as well, but I was really skeptical about damaging the surfaces so I left my nails outa the equation :) 
     
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    Do NOT use Goof Off on your figures. Goo Gone is safe. Goof Off melts plastics.
     
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    Zippo fuel works too.
     
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  19. Darkbox

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    Hey the goo gone actually works and leaves a fruity smell to your figures!
     
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    I'll try to look for sticker shock in local shops, hope it's available. I need it for TF and other figures.

    My method is rather crude and time consuming: I carefully peel off the edge of the stickers sometimes with a cutter then the rest with my finger tips, then use scotch tape to remove the residue, if they're stubborn, I use some baby oil on cotton balls or buds.