sheldonm

I Hate that little strip of tape.....

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The last bunch of cds I bought have left this nasty, sticky residue on my jewel cases when I peel off that anoying strip of tape at the top of the case.....do away with this, I say :angry: !

Any ideas how to get this off without screwing up the cases?

Mark

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Goo Gone. Does no damage to plastic.

EMI releases seem to be particularly troublesome.

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Second the Goo Gone recommendation. It's cheap, and available at better hardware/home stores everywhere...

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I believe it was AfricaBrass who mentioned this neat trick. Instead of peeling at the sticker, you unhinge the bottom of the jewel case lid and open the thing bottom to top, using the sticker as a hinge. That way you can more easily get the thing off. Of course if the sticker is old and nasty, you may still be left with some residue, which you will then have to remove using anything from spit to after shave...

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Un-du also works, but does not appear to have Citrus Power ...

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Believe it or not, but regular ol' WD40 takes off glue residue.

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Believe it or not, but regular ol' WD40 takes off glue residue.

this WD 40 can use some cleaning itself!

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Those damn stickers are just another sign that many labels just don't give a f*ck about their customers. Money first, screw the customer.

God, I HATE those things.

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Those damn stickers are just another sign that many labels just don't give a f*ck about their customers. Money first, screw the customer.

God, I HATE those things.

But then you like copy protection???

:P

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Believe it or not, but regular ol' WD40 takes off glue residue.

You beat me to it Jim. That's the way you do it.

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Believe it or not, but regular ol' WD40 takes off glue residue.

You beat me to it Jim. That's the way you do it.

Yeah, but then the jewel cases start slippin' and slidin' through your fingers. :P

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I use the couw/AfricaBrass technique of opening the case bottom to top for getting the sticker off. Residue is another issue, and all of the suggestions seem reasonable.

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At the larger CD shops (Tower, Virgin, etc),

you can get a CD opener that you drag across

the top of the CD. It breaks thru the shrinkwrap

and cuts that top strip in half. so that you can easily peel

it off without leaving residue.

On stuff that's already sticky,

you can use the famous yellow bottle of lighter fluid.

Used it for years on LP price stickers too

and it evaporates leaving no trace!

Just don't smoke while using it!

EZ Openers

Lighter fluid

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Believe it or not, but regular ol' WD40 takes off glue residue.

this WD 40 can use some cleaning itself!

a10885.jpg

So could this WD 45:

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:g

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I use the couw/AfricaBrass technique of opening the case bottom to top for getting the sticker off. Residue is another issue, and all of the suggestions seem reasonable.

The technique in question is actually been named The Bresnahan Maneuver (despite Kevin's protests - he's just being modest :D )

This problem was discussed at length on the old board after several of the early RVG batches were sealed with an industrial strength sticker which everyone was having trouble removing.

Now the problem is residue. Will our torment ever end?

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Thanks for all the tips! I don't have any issues with the actual sticker, just the gunk it leaves behind. Goo Gone it is :P !!!

m~

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I use the couw/AfricaBrass technique of opening the case bottom to top for getting the sticker off. Residue is another issue, and all of the suggestions seem reasonable.

The technique in question is actually been named The Bresnahan Maneuver (despite Kevin's protests - he's just being modest :D )

This problem was discussed at length on the old board after several of the early RVG batches were sealed with an industrial strength sticker which everyone was having trouble removing.

You beat me to it, scott. I still think of Kevin every time I do it... Kevin you're IMMORTAL!

:lol:

If residue remains, I go with "Goo Gone" :tup (very stupid name, but very good product).

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I notice MOST labels have very nice stickers that come right off. Unfortunately EMI must buy all theirs from the cheapest source in the world, they almost never come off cleanly and leave that damn sticky crap all over the place. Thanks again BN!(and did I mention you suck for closing the BNBB. hope Norah's selling well for you). :beee:

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Not to mention that when you try and throw away the strip, it either sticks to you, the floor, the coffee table you were opening the discs on in the first place, and finally the walls of the wastebasket. Ugh.

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Yep, EMI's are the worst.

And they wonder why we download...

:lol:

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Jeez, as if the tape strips on CDs aren't bad enough. there are still some DVDs being manufactured with tape strips on three sides of the case. What are the cretins who make these things thinking?

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