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My tutorial: Applying/removing offical TLG stickers

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Don't quote me on it, but a bit of heat might work.

Certainly if one has a sticker on a book that's being a bit stubborn, one way of removing it without leaving glue residue behind is to heat the sticker a little bit with a hairdryer on a low setting, and then it peels right off. I don't know if the same would work here, mind.

Soaking definitely works though.

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I'd recommend trying Goo Gone, I've had great results with it on video game systems/cartridges.

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All you really do is apply it to the area, let it sit for a minute or so, wipe it off, clean the area with soap/water and it pretty much gets most of the sticker reside off (or at least makes it a lot easier to scrape off).

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Alcohol. removes even the strongest of sticky stickiness. like those annoying stickers they shove on laptops. Peel those off and the glue residue is horrible but alcohol (a little bit of aftershave cologne) works wonders.

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Thanks a lot for all the good ideas! I guess i´ll try alcohol first, since heat seems to dangerous for use on such a expensive lego-part!

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WD-40 also removes glue residue and similar gunk, and it won't damage your pieces. I use it to correct squeaky wheels default_classic.gif

Edit: I just double checked on an old clear window pane. It had no negative effect default_classic.gif

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I second the Goo Gone recommendation. I've kept bottles of it around for 20+ years now, it's useful for so many things. You should be able to buy it at a hardware store or maybe even a supermarket.

Note that Goo Gone is different than a similar product called Goof Off. (These are US brands - I have no idea how widespread they are elsewhere.) Goo Gone is based on citrus oil, Goof Off is based on hexane. Both are good to have around, depending on what you're cleaning. Goof Off often cleans up better, because the hexane just evaporates whereas Goo Gone leaves an oily residue you have to wash off. But the hexane is a very strong solvent and I'd be worried that it could mar a clear plastic piece like yours.

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Kitchen roll and cleaning alcohol (not drinking alcohol, PLEASE do not get these mixed up or drink cleaning alcohol).

it will come off with little effort and will not damage the plastic. (that's why it is in plastic bottles, no need to worry about the type of plastic that LEGO bricks are made from (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

so yes, I also recommend alcohol, i doubt that heat would work I think it would make it even more sticky

Regards, Snipe

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I've applied the stickers to my new 9398 this weekend. I have tried a new technique and am pleased to say this is the best I have done so far. Felt like sharing the details with everyone here.

Using a box cutter with fresh blade I have cut out every sticker, following the grooves. The black stickers require special attention, since shadows are hardly visible on black surfaces making it more difficult to see if you're actually cutting in the groove.

You end up with stickers with the exact format you can expect on the pieces of Lego, making it very easy to position them very accurately. To apply them I simply tore of a small part of the protecting paper along one of the edges of the sticker. I then positioned the sticker exactly as I wanted and pressed down on said edge, pasting the sticker in place. Then remove the rest of the protecting paper from under the sticker, press down on the sticker starting from the side that was already pasted on and voila!

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Terribly sorry for bumping this topic but I just received a used 10026 and need to remove what is left of the stickers without damaging the chrome parts. 

Any tips?

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