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Unapologetic Old
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I bought an autographed picture and it came in a cheap cardboard frame. They put a stupid price sticker on the frame that will not come off. Assholes. Not the end of the world, Ill probably buy a nicer frame anyway, but still. I wanted to put it up as is, but now I need to buy a new one.




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- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
 
Posts: 9080 | Location: TN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As long as you're planning to buy a new frame if you can't get the sticker off, try any of the citrus based cleaners that you can find at your local Ace Hardware or True Value Hardware.

I use these to remove gummy adhesive from our rental equipment when we have to replace stickers and labels.

I use Zep's "Big Orange," we use a lot of that stuff so I buy it in 1-gallon cans, but there are a lot of similar brands that you can get in small containers.



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Posts: 21185 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The technology is there to make stickers that simply peel off and leave no residue, which makes me madder that they still use the glue on kind. I use WD-40 and/or a razor blade scraper.



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The technology is there to make stickers that simply peel off and leave no residue ....


Exactly. One of my peeves as well.




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Produce stickers that break into pieces... but don’t come off with soap.

Goo-gone and food...arrrggghh.
 
Posts: 1926 | Location: Front Range CO | Registered: April 03, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Can't stand them either. Big logos and advertisements just aren't for me.

Just about everything I have has had the labels removed.



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Posts: 4526 | Location: Somewhere looking for ammo that nobody has at a place I haven't been to for a pistol I couldn't live without... | Registered: December 02, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I had a chance to pick up a Marlin 336 not long ago that was 30 years old and mint / unfired.
Great big factory Marlin sticker on the stock all that time. I guessed the adhesive used had damaged the stock after all those years. I passed. Maybe I shouldnt have.
And we could start a separate thread on the other curse of mankind - The blister pack.


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Posts: 8809 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unfortunately those security stickers with nearly impregnable glue and breakaway cuts exist due to the all too common practice of price sticker switcheroo. Too many customers self-administering their own discounts.



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They sell Justin Bieber autographs?







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They sell Justin Bieber autographs?


Yes and it was surprisingly affordable!




- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
 
Posts: 9080 | Location: TN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Uni-Solve.

I used it every day when I worked in the medical field.

It absolutely dissolves sticker or tape adhesive.
Easy Peary.

You can get it from Amazon.

Email me your address and I’ll send you a couple.

Uni-Solve Link
 
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Uni-Solve.

I used it every day when I worked in the medical field.

It absolutely dissolves sticker or tape adhesive.
Easy Peary.

You can get it from Amazon.

Email me your address and I’ll send you a couple.

Uni-Solve Link


It might remove paint if the frame has a finish to it.
 
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It might remove paint if the frame has a finish to it.
Original Post says: "Not the end of the world, Ill probably buy a nicer frame anyway," so no harm in trying.



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Posts: 21185 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Put a drop or two of WD40 on it, or aerokroil (I like Kroil). Soak the sticker then work it off with your finger and a cloth. Apply another drop or two to loosen any remaining adhesive. Done.

I use this even on used paperback books without any harm to the cover.
 
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Pricing stickers in retail outlets that can’t be removed to prevent shoplifting scams are one thing, and the thief who has enough time to peel off a couple of stickers and put the wrong one on an item will usually just put the item in a pocket or under an article of clothing. Plus it’s not about stickers that are so easy to remove it’s like taking off like a Post-It note, but rather stickers that are virtually impossible to remove without damaging the product. I can’t soak the cover of a book in WD-40 for 10 minutes to try to get its sticker off. I have removed some stickers on books with various solvents without stains or damage, but not all. Many stickers are slow to remove and show obvious damage once they are removed, but can still be removed without anything other than a fingernail and a little patience.

And then there are the nonremovable stickers that have nothing to do with pricing.




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Posts: 39944 | Location: 10,150 Feet Above Sea Level in Colorado | Registered: April 04, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use a product called "Goo-gone" get it at any hardware store. Removes all types of stickers for me. Hope this helps.


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Originally posted by sigfreund:
I can’t soak the cover of a book in WD-40 for 10 minutes to try to get its sticker off.


A couple of drops, 10 seconds, scratch the sticker away with fingernail, then another drop or two and polish the adhesive off wth a red rag. Less than a minute clean, no stain, and it wont't smell.

I'm a used book junkie, and do it all the time.
 
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"Goo-Gone" works great. I have taken decals off of fire trucks with it. Spray it on, wait a few minutes, wipe, repeat. All it takes is a little patience and time and it does not take the paint off the truck unless you really try to take it off.


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Recently bought some nice wood - wood intended to be the decorative viewable portion of a project. And it had glued stickers all over the nice side instead of the back side.

Hate that shit.


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Posts: 3286 | Location: East Tennessee | Registered: August 21, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Used car with a Hillary sticker next to an Obama sticker?
 
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