View Full Version : How Do I remove the Sticker Residue?

04-30-2002, 02:52 AM
Hi Guys,

I'm wondering how can i remove the sticker residue on the back of the card. I hate it when the store i buy my figures from paste a price tag on the card itself. I managed to grab 2 Luminaries and i Nikto.


04-30-2002, 02:55 AM
Believe it or not: lighter fluid

Rub it on and it takes the residue off without damaging the card finish. Just don't light it.;) It evaporates right off so you don't have to worry about it becoming a fire hazard.

04-30-2002, 02:59 AM
Thank you very much.

I owe you one.

04-30-2002, 03:26 AM
Will it work if I have residue on the bubble?

04-30-2002, 03:30 AM
It works on the bubble too.

04-30-2002, 04:14 AM
I tore a small piece of scotch-tape to paste and rip - in fast repeating manner on the residue site and those residue will be "pulled" out by the tape leaving a clean flawless surface - hope you know what I was trying to describe the action.
But you gotta be careful as there's a tendency to tear the surface portion of the card but if you do it right, its an easy and clean method.
Hope it helps :)

04-30-2002, 09:56 AM
There's always the "pick and lick" method! :rolleyes: Just kidding.

I was going to suggest lighter fluid as well. You have to watch out on the bubble, though. SOME (very few anymore) "gunk" removers can melt the plastic. :eek:

04-30-2002, 09:56 AM
Peanut Butter will also work as well.

(will have to do the lighter fluid trick also!)

04-30-2002, 10:27 AM
I've always used GooGone. . .its made with citric acid, and doesn't melt the bubble. It's worked for me for years now.

05-01-2002, 01:32 PM
Like Humsup said, scotch tape, or even the remnant of the price tag itself will work, if you're careful.

05-01-2002, 02:03 PM
I have to second the GooGone motion! At Wal-Mart, (while you're checking for figures) check out their arts,crafts/school supplies section for "Sticker Lifter" by GooGone.

The first time I used it taking off a sticker on my vintage Yoda...well I was petrified, but if you're careful and follow directions it works good. Just add, let it set then carefully rub off or if a big sticker use the little plastic thing.

05-01-2002, 09:45 PM
Just use a hairdryer.


05-01-2002, 10:13 PM
I've used lighter fluid for years.....

I refuse to use acid of any kind on my cards, so goo gone is out of the question....

05-02-2002, 12:20 AM
GooGone does the trick!

05-02-2002, 04:24 AM
"Goo Gone" was pretty much made to remove label adhesive ... it works well, but caution and a clean q-tip are best used. DO NOT as you know confuse "Goo Gone" with "Goof Off" it being what it is will melt plastic and probably burn your card. Also ... just expanding on the scotch tape/removed price tag idea (the later, I've used many times) ... I would invest in a roll of high grade paper tape. If possible archival and white. Painter's masking tape might work well also because it's mild.