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Post by kylechu » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:52 pm

How do you get the price sticker goo off? It drives me insane! Hopefully without a specific product, just something i have but don't realise the true potential of. Thanks!
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Post by daguuy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:58 pm

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Post by bicostp » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:05 pm

Anything petroleum based will more than likely dissolve or ruin plastic.

Generally, Goo Gone is safe for most things. It's based off citric acid (oranges), so it won't eat away plastic like kerosene will. It's pretty cheap; even the small bottle will last you a while. The problem is that it leaves an oily film behind, so if this is a game console it's best to take the affected plastic parts off the unit and wash them in the sink in lukewarm water with some dish soap. (It will cut the grease without melting the plastic.)

Rubbing alcohol takes more care to use but it shouldn't hurt anything but printing ink on boxes. It will also remove Sharpie, for those Salvation Army finds. It will also affect the red ink on NES cartridge doors, just so you know.

If the goo is on solid bare metal, feel free to use gasoline or paint thinner (in a well ventilated area or outside, obviously). That stuff will remove anything.
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Post by kylechu » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Thanks guys, I'll probably go get some goo gone.
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Post by Negative_Creep » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:47 am

I have some stuff called Sticky Stuff Remover... probably won't find it, but it works nicely, without leaving any horrible film/residue behind

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Post by Rellizate » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:52 am

The best is lighter fluid, but I wouldn't use that on plastic...

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Post by hailrazer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:21 pm

WD-40 works perfect to get off sticky residue.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:35 pm

Mineral Spirits usually works for me.
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Post by blackbox_dev » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:55 pm

I swear by rubbing alcohol (99%). What is it exactly that your trying to get a price sticker off of?
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