Customs: How to restore peeling decals from toys

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  1. clayrebel

    clayrebel Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a vintage Chogokin bot that has peeling stickers.
    The toy is from the 80's in decent condition, but some of the decals has its corners peeling away from the surface.

    Anyone know what kind of glue is best for peeling decals?
    I wouldn't want anything that would corrode or damage the toy or decal.

    I hear Elmer's glue works?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Snaku

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    I don't think Elmer's is going to give you the best looking repair. Personally, I use future and just brush it over the surface, then lay the sticker back down and brush some more over top. Depends on the sticker though. Future will work great for a more papery sticker but doesn't work as well on vinyl or foil stickers (it should still work but you'll find it more difficult to get the stickers to lay flat while the future dries). For those, I believe there is a specific glue that it made for stickers.

    Edit: I may be wrong about that sticker glue. I thought for sure I'd seen it somewhere but a quick search has turned up nothing.
     
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  3. JackKnife

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    I would try Aileen's tacky glue; brush a very small bit under the decal, let dry for a moment, then press down.