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bitbuster

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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:51 am

Sticker removal

Bought a vanity license plate today at an auction. What would be, short of heat source, needed to take those super sticky month and year stickers off an aluminum plate? I've tried Xacto knife and putty knife plus I sprayed them with PowerBlaster, to no avail. Stickers are 1 5/8" x 1".
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:52 am

Re: Sticker removal

Try acetone or one of the citrus based "goo gone" like chemicals.
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:25 am

Re: Sticker removal

Riyame wrote:Try acetone or one of the citrus based "goo gone" like chemicals.

will do.
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00247

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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:15 am

Re: Sticker removal

On my nice vehicles I remove the yearly stickers every year instead of piling them on top of each other. Hey, the licence plate needs to look good too. Depending if the plate is painted, covered in a printed vinyl, or in some states a plastic plate, acetone may be to aggressive and cause damage to the substrate. I like to use a plastic razor blade to gently work the sticker off not worrying about the glue. Gently warming it may help. Then follow up with mineral spirits, which is not to aggressive, to slowly soften the adhesive. Goo Gone or WD40 may work well too. Testing in a small spot for negative reactions is a wise move.

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jimu57

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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:04 am

Re: Sticker removal

Denatured alcohol. Even boiling water works to loosen the adhesive.
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Post Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:53 pm

Re: Sticker removal

Goo Gone or PB Blaster's Citrus Based Degreaser - http://blastercorp.com/Citrus-Based-Degreaser
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Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:21 am

Re: Sticker removal

00247 wrote:On my nice vehicles I remove the yearly stickers every year instead of piling them on top of each other. Hey, the licence plate needs to look good too. Depending if the plate is painted, covered in a printed vinyl, or in some states a plastic plate, acetone may be to aggressive and cause damage to the substrate. I like to use a plastic razor blade to gently work the sticker off not worrying about the glue. Gently warming it may help. Then follow up with mineral spirits, which is not to aggressive, to slowly soften the adhesive. Goo Gone or WD40 may work well too. Testing in a small spot for negative reactions is a wise move.

Yes, I'm fussy about my license plates.


Hmm. PLASTIC razor blades... I never knew of these.
I could see a lot of uses for those. I'd like to get a box.

Any particular brand you'd recommend 00247?
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00247

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Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:56 am

Re: Sticker removal

Oldfast wrote:
00247 wrote:
Hmm. PLASTIC razor blades... I never knew of these.
I could see a lot of uses for those. I'd like to get a box.

Any particular brand you'd recommend 00247?


Most auto parts stores have them. Often they have the one sided white ones which are ok but not the best. My favorites are the Scraperite double sided blades. I got mine from beacongraphics.com when ordering other supplies. They are also available on Ebay and Amazon. They work great for certain things but not everything. I spent 15 years applying and removing large format graphics. Usually used regular razor blades (fiberglass gelcoat truck bodies) but on paint or delicate surfaces the plastic blades worked well.

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Post Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:17 pm

Re: Sticker removal

Thanks so much! I'll have a look around.
No doubt they'll come in handy sometimes.
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Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:45 am

Re: Sticker removal

You could try heat it up with a hairdryer and slowly peel it away then use lighter fluid to clean any glue left over. The heat melts the glue a bit then the main trick is peeling it at the right angle to avoid it tearing.
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Post Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:39 am

Re: Sticker removal

gwarface wrote:... then use lighter fluid to clean any glue left over...

I use benzine cleaner for this purpose. As far as I know it attacks only rubber - all other plastics, paints etc. stay unchanged.
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Post Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:48 am

Re: Sticker removal

ronsonol lighter fluid.
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