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How can a sticker be removed?

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In my younger days I may have placed a few stickers on my bricks. Including some that covered multiple bricks.

Now my daughter has the tendency to do the same thing :)

How can I best remove the stickers, particularly old ones?

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Acetone (fingernail polish remover) works quite well also, I used to use it to get rid of marker and stickers on my LEGO bricks as a kid. Definitely do not soak your bricks in it though or you will notice your brick will turn out quite rubbery when you remove it! I found that out the hard way.

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I have used a razor blade to remove the sticker, then a wee bit of food oil to remove the residual glue.

Sometimes just using some tape and a repetitive dubbing motion have done the trick as well.


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How can a sticker be removed?

up vote 14 down vote

In my younger days I may have placed a few stickers on my bricks. Including some that covered multiple bricks.

Now my daughter has the tendency to do the same thing :)

How can I best remove the stickers, particularly old ones?


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Acetone (fingernail polish remover) works quite well also, I used to use it to get rid of marker and stickers on my LEGO bricks as a kid. Definitely do not soak your bricks in it though or you will notice your brick will turn out quite rubbery when you remove it! I found that out the hard way.

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As Joshua points out, Acetone is a solvent that will dissolve ABS if left in contact with the elements for any length of time. - Zhaph - Ben Duguid Feb 1 '12 at 11:01

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