Removing stickers from album covers...

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Removing stickers from album covers...

Post by cholmes75 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:51 pm

What is the safest method for removing small stickers (i.e. price stickers) from album covers? Am I just better off leaving the stickers on and not chancing any rips? :?:

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Post by prancinghorse » Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:16 pm

Cholmes,

I would say it depends on the quality of the sticker and the surface of the cover. If the cover has a smooth surface I would take the chance and heat the the sticker with a hair dryer and than carefully remove it...
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Post by Uncle Hippie » Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:44 am

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Post by dkurtis » Mon Aug 11, 2003 1:59 pm

I use Bestine - it can be purchased from an art supply store. It has proven
to work the best for me. No pun intended.

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Post by cholmes75 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:13 pm

dkurtis wrote:I use Bestine - it can be purchased from an art supply store. It has proven
to work the best for me. No pun intended.
What exactly is it?

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Post by dkurtis » Mon Aug 11, 2003 6:14 pm

It is used for thinning or reducing rubber cement. It is a heptane formula and will evaporated very quickly without residue or damage to covers.
I have only encountered one item that it removed the color. It was a book
cover that had a gold colored inlay on the cover. It would remove the
inlay. All in all - I give it a 9.0 on a scale of 10.0. I have used it for 25
years both at work and in my record collecting hobby. I pay about
$10 - $12 for a 32 FL. OZ. can or less per OZ. when I buy a gallon.
It is made by Union Rubber, Inc. in Trenton N.J. 08606 (800) 334-8219.

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Post by cholmes75 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:54 pm

Well that certainly answered my question! I'll give it a shot, thanks!

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Post by dkurtis » Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:04 am

Let us know how it works for you.

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Sticker Removal

Post by Impact » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:59 pm

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/Be ... dicts2.jpg

How would I remove this without any damaged to the sleeve?

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RE: Sticker Removal

Post by vinyl1 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:02 pm

Depending on the type of glue, a hairdryer sometimes works.

Take out the LP, get it nice and hot, and sometimes it will slip right off.

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