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HARRY CROSBY

Sticker Residue

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There isn't one way. It all depends on the sort of paper of the label, the ink they've used and if it was "plastified" or not. Then there are the differences of glue used for the sticker. How old the sticker/glue is... So, I'd say that I've learned to leave some in accordance with the sticker wich will be less "damaging" than to reveal an "ugly/nasty" sticker tear/mark on the label. Some just need a peel. Some do need a little "fuel" soaking (BE careful/cautious about some ink used on label can react to fuel and leave some ring discoloration) before/after peeling. Some do need to be scrapped gently... It's a whole science IMHO.

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I often use a very effective anti-adhesive liquid called "Proseptine" from Gifrer firm  (I don't know if it exists in your country, I'm from France)...it's great, I can remove all of this sticky residues without staining labels, LP covers...

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Lighter fluid usually does the trick. Important thing is to not tear the label. Use a bit of fluid on cotton wool and check the label ink doesn't run - if it does, go easy on the residue or there will be a light patch where the label was.

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Also what about removal of felt tip pen ? Thank you.

 

I would like to know this too.  Also is a different method needed for a paper label and a molded (solid centre UK) label. Thanks.

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I'm sure there's a product from the chemist you can get like a spirit based solution for removing glue of plasters which have been on the skin for a long time, can't remember what it's called though...Phil

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WD40 removes the residue from sticky label.

Hope it helps without any damage .

NO!!!! Adding oil to your labels - mad!

Petrol lighter fluid - back in the days we still did artwork on drawing board we always used it for degreasing and removing spirit glues, also great for degreasing vinyl.

Felt tip - unlikely you will ever really succeed.

Dx

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Surgical spirit from the chemist is pretty good & also acetone. Best thing I have ever used though is welding anti-spatter spray but be careful that you don't get any on the vinyl.

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