Removing stickers from album covers...

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RE: And away the sticker is . . .

Post by RidinTheWind » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:15 pm

I take it the cover is not later wiped down with distilled water or some other solution to remove the lighter fluid residue?
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RE: And away the sticker is . . .

Post by DeadDog » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:39 am

this is a great thread, but so far I've read quite a lot of different opinions.

i think the lighter fluid seems like my best bet at the moment, but my concern is using too much of it. should i just be lightly applying some with a q-tip or something for 10 minutes or so until the sticker comes off? does this work on a matte finish or will it stain?
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Re: RE: And away the sticker is . . .

Post by B_big. » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:15 am

RidinTheWind wrote:I take it the cover is not later wiped down with distilled water or some other solution to remove the lighter fluid residue?
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  • I use ordinary water with a drop dish-washing-detergent to remove the minor lighter fluid residue without any issues 'till today.
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You'd better do a test first

Post by B_big. » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:20 am

DeadDog wrote:. . . does this work on a matte finish or will it stain?
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  • In this case you should be careful and make a test at an invisible part of the cover first. Some of these covers does lose color if they're treated with lighter fluid!
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Re: RE: And away the sticker is . . .

Post by Rafter242 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20 pm

B_big. wrote:
RidinTheWind wrote:I take it the cover is not later wiped down with distilled water or some other solution to remove the lighter fluid residue?
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  • I use ordinary water with a drop dish-washing-detergent to remove the minor lighter fluid residue without any issues 'till today.
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Really? Now your dealing with the greasy residue of the dish washing liquid!?

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Re: You'd better do a test first

Post by Rafter242 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:24 pm

B_big. wrote:
DeadDog wrote:. . . does this work on a matte finish or will it stain?
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  • In this case you should be careful and make a test at an invisible part of the cover first. Some of these covers does lose color if they're treated with lighter fluid!
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Hey B big, I'm not starting trouble with you, BUT

which part of the cover is the invisible part!?!
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Just a few details

Post by B_big. » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:34 pm

Rafter242 wrote:(1.) . . . Now your dealing with the greasy residue of the dish washing liquid!?
(2.) . . . which part of the cover is the invisible part!?!
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  • 1. I don't know, what kind of dish washing detergent you use, but the one I use removes grease real good! Of course I don't use it undiluted. A drop in tepid water, that's enough and removes every kind of grease. I thought, that it's understood to clean the area again with pure water!?

    2. Just to give you a hint, I loosen a minor part of a seam where it's glued to the back and try there first. After finishing, I glue it again and nobody can see a thing. With the times I've evolved a kind of intuitiveness to 'see' the kind of cover that might react sensitive on this treatment.

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RE: Sticker Removal

Post by hiddentruth » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:22 pm

lighter fluid.....naptha....ALWAYS did the trick for me, dries clean & leaves no residue, melts glue nice & fast too

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RE: Sticker Removal

Post by smolanski » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:22 am

hi there... here every second-hand records shop put the price sticker on the sleeve.
it was really freaking me out so I asked an old seller how to get rid of this sticker..he took hair dryer,took out the vinyl record of course...
I tried that at home and it works great, at least for me.

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RE: Sticker Removal

Post by fatjud » Mon May 07, 2012 1:25 am

Can you remove stickers from the label of a 78 rpm with un-do or will it remove the label too??
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