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Old 07-11-2013, 09:09 AM   #16
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Sorry if this was mentioned.

Almost every time stickers on products can be removed with the careful use of a heat gun or hair drier. Ideally, warm the glass from the reverse side since that keeps the (if it's plastic) sticker from softening but softens the glue first. Too much heat and glue remains. Just right and the sticker and glue come right off without a trace. Heat until you can lift a tiny corner and lift very slowly while applying heat until right at the point where the glue starts to come away cleanly and that's the right temp.

If you can only get to one side (thermopane for instance) just use more care. Work a tiny corner up and grab with tweezers so you can apply hot air just ahead of the peeling.

If any glue remains I like to use the most 'natural' remedy first which is liberal olive oil and a tiny bit of dish soap. Coat it well. Work it into an emulsion (glue mixed with oil) and then wash with soap/water.


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Never thought of the heat gun/hair dryer. Thanks for the tip will give that a go on the next batch.

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Not always. Sometimes the adhesive remains on the glass. But in that case you can simply wipe it off with a rag/paper towel dabbed in acetone or Goo Gone.
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Be very careful with a heat gun, an imperfection on the edge of the glass can turn into a crack very quickly with concentrated heat. A hair drier shouldn't get hot enough to cause trouble... Can't vouch for whether or not it works though.

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