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Price sticker residue

Postby Mini99 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:39 pm

Sorry if this has been covered before, is there a safe way to remove the glue residue from price stickers that have fallen off of cards?
I have a couple of cards with this residue, and would like to clean it off if possible, but am afraid of damaging the black litho card surface, or is it best to just leave them alone?

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby momike » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:32 pm

I have heard people talk of using lighter fluid to remove stickers and residue in the past but its not something i would feel brave enough to attempt myself :?

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Plastikheld » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:20 am

The tougher the card, the more you should leave as is.
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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Dannywhiteley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:21 am

I've used white spirit for years, never had any problems. Just don't rub too hard. If the glue is properly dry sometimes it just won't shift.

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby SAVORY100 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:41 am

GooGone works, but as others have said I wouldn't risk it on a high value piece, just leave it be
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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby inzaman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:22 am

Household furniture polish is what I use and so far so good - touch wood.

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Cazza » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:02 am

As above, furniture Polish has worked well for me on a few occasions.
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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Mini99 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks for all yoir thoights.
I will give furnite polish a go, as this seems to be the least agressive chemical.
I'll show the tesults once I have tried on a "less valuable" card. :roll:

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Armand78 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:25 am

would polish also be okay to use if the residue is on the bubble?

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby edd_jedi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:10 pm

Armand78 wrote:would polish also be okay to use if the residue is on the bubble?


Bubbles are much more resilient, I use Goo Gone on mine. I don't trust it on cardbacks though

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Bunglebubs » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:55 pm

edd_jedi wrote:
Armand78 wrote:would polish also be okay to use if the residue is on the bubble?


Bubbles are much more resilient, I use Goo Gone on mine. I don't trust it on cardbacks though


Ive used it on one recently, worked fine for me but I would use with caution and only use a small amount at a time.
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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Hooch » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:04 am

I'm not sure if you guys have this in the UK or Europe but its easily found in Oz and works pretty good getting stickers and residue off
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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:13 am

I've used both lighter fluid and GooGone with success. Even on a damaged "New Figure £1.59" sticker and that's stuck with epoxy.

As mentioned, if the residue is a hard crust you'll do well to shift it without damage.

Hooch, I'm not a fan of removing undamaged procure stickers due to the history it adds, but I fecking hate those orange TRU stickers. Great job!

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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby Bunglebubs » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:41 am

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:
As mentioned, if the residue is a hard crust you'll do well to shift it witho. ut damage
Hooch, I'm not a fan of removing undamaged procure stickers due to the history it adds, but I fecking hate those orange TRU stickers. Great job!


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Re: Price sticker residue

Postby K9bye » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Ive used googone in the past, and now i use 151 sticker remover from ebay, its only £2. Ive had excellent results, id advise plenty of practice on old poor condition cardbacks is the way to go and lots and lots of patience! my best advise would be to take it slowly, its trial and error all the way!
TRU stickers ive fund are very easy to remove cleanly, however i do not attempt Kaybee stickers, they never come off well, no point trying to remove them.
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