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Subject: Sticker residue removing tips
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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uugh! I was trying to be nice and remove the sales stickers from this old romance book. It was one of those longer ones that covered up most of the barcode on the back. I got all the sticker off, but it is still sticky. NOTHING that I have tried removes it.

I tried, water, soap, alcohol, peroxide, fingernail polish remover--I know goo gone works wonders, but I don't have any....

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 4:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I had success with mineral oil. I poured a litle into the cap, lightly dipped a q-tip in and rubbed it carely so as not to ruin the book. 

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2008
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Maybe lighter fluid? That usually works for me, be it can be pretty abrasive.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 4:24 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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I'd say try to find a bottle of goo gone -- that's what I've had best results with.

Subject: Goo Gone
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 5:22 PM ET
Member Since: 6/7/2005
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Goo Gone works great and doesn't stain the book covers -- but be careful not to spill it on pages. http://googone.com/

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 8:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2008
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skin so soft

Subject: stickers
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 8:18 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Before you even start to peel off a sticker use a hair dryer on all labels or stickers and it melts the glue.  At the same time you apply heat start peeling the label off and it will come off easily. if there is glue residue use lacquer thinner on a rag and wipe off the glue.