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What's the beest way to remove stickers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kelbrihan, May 12, 2006.

  1. kelbrihan

    kelbrihan Banned [Deceiving users with multiple usernames] Banned

    Dec 2, 2004
    I just won a bass off of Ebay that it covered in stckers, but the finish looks fine from what I can tell. What's the best way to remove stickers and the sticky residue without wrecking the finish?
  2. Goo gone. Go to walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, somewhere like that, stuff works pretty good.
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    IME, very slowly.

  4. Mustafa


    May 4, 2006
    Soak in pickle brine overnight. The next morning, lick and remove. Proceed to play bass according to instructions.
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    There is a citrus-based stickum remover, I've forgotten the name but it worked well and isn't TOO harsh.
  6. goo gone or goof off.
    caveat emptor. thses products are really designed for removing graffiti and such. They can wreck some finishes, casusing them to cloud up or dry out. Best tactic is to test a patch in a non critical place, under pickguard or bridge plate etc. Most of tehse kind of products are basically a heavy citrus oil type. I have wrecked a finish before and ended up sanding it all off and refinishing with poly.
    speaking of, how come noboady has ever used high poly moly for a nut before?
  7. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    It wasn't that stupid porno-sticker one was it?
  8. IME, the best way to get the stickers themselves off, is to heat them gently with a hair dryer to soften up the glue and peel them off. As for removing the residue, I've got nuthin'.
  9. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    Goo Gone or Goof Off. Makes your bass smell all citrusy too.
  10. Oh, you mean Agent Orange ;)
  11. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    WalMart has a really gentle product called Citru-Solv (I think), it's definitely less aggressive than GooGone. Comes in rectangular shaped bottle with a blue spray trigger. If I remember, I'll look up the actual name when I get home .....
  12. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    I found wd-40 to work better than the good remover stuff.
  13. Coop Soup

    Coop Soup

    Aug 24, 2005

    Also, like mentioned before... if you heat up the stickers with either a hair dryer or heat gun(be very careful with this on) the stickers should peel off pretty easily.
  14. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Oops is another one.
    I've used these products when removing latex paint splatter from base boards around the house but never on a guitar.
    A hair dryer might help some in getting stickers off.
  15. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    Use regular cooking oil and cloth. This thing actualy dissolves the sticky residue. Proven and works like a charm!
    No harm to lacquer, but might not be good for natural wood finishes.
  16. mwm70


    Oct 27, 2004
    +2 for WD-40.
  17. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Oops will take off the finish, be careful.
  18. Cubeface


    Apr 9, 2006
    Goo Gone works very very well. Best choice.
  19. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I would recomend NOT using Goof Off, it will eat a lot of finishes. The Goo Gone should be good though.
  20. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    I've used Ronsonal lighter fluid for years. It's never caused a problem, even on nitro, and it's easy to find.

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