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Old 06-05-06, 11:06 PM   #1
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how to get rid of sticky residue on dvd cases?

as usual, dvds are a pain in the ass to open - especially the stupid sticker thingies they put over the top and often the sides. why they make them like this, i have no idea but it sucks.

anyways i opened a dvd last night and the sticker didnt come off cleanly and it left sticky residues on the cover. anyone know a good way to get that off cuz its annoying.

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Old 06-06-06, 06:08 AM   #2
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I use Goo-Gone. It will take it off easily. Be sure to remove the cover art first to prevent getting any Goo-Gone on it.
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Old 06-06-06, 02:46 PM   #3
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I just use some rubbing alcohol...cleans it up real nice
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Old 06-07-06, 10:58 AM   #4
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I usually use the sticker to get the sticky residue off. I know it sounds wierd, but it works. Just grab a small section of the sticker and re-apply it on top of where the residue is and pull it off again. It will take some of the excess glue with it. Keep doing this until your cover is clean.
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Old 06-07-06, 12:08 PM   #5
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I usually use the sticker to get the sticky residue off. I know it sounds wierd, but it works. Just grab a small section of the sticker and re-apply it on top of where the residue is and pull it off again. It will take some of the excess glue with it. Keep doing this until your cover is clean.
I do the same thing. Works great!
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Old 06-07-06, 04:48 PM   #6
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I second the Goo-Gone
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Old 06-11-06, 05:38 PM   #7
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This is best...

The best thing to use is basic lighter fluid. It will not stain paper and removes all residues. It's been used by book dealers for years. Goo-Gone is petrolium based and can stain....
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Old 06-15-06, 05:24 PM   #8
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I usually use the sticker to get the sticky residue off. I know it sounds wierd, but it works. Just grab a small section of the sticker and re-apply it on top of where the residue is and pull it off again. It will take some of the excess glue with it. Keep doing this until your cover is clean.
This is what I usually do as well. If the sticky residue is really stubborn then I bust out the Goo Gone (a marvelous product). Carcosa's right too - lighter fluid works just as well as Goo Gone (that is, the kind for refilling a cigarette lighter, not the kind for starting your barbeque). Goo Gone smells a lot better though, imo.
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Old 06-16-06, 01:38 AM   #9
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i use WD40
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Old 06-17-06, 07:04 AM   #10
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I use a blowtorch, works everytime.
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Old 06-19-06, 10:04 PM   #11
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I just some scotch tape, takes a bit of time but doesn't leave stains like goo gone.
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Old 06-19-06, 10:16 PM   #12
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Old 06-20-06, 09:16 AM   #13
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Goo-Gone is the best.
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Old 06-20-06, 10:52 AM   #14
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I use Skin-So-Soft bath oil by Avon. It does a great job and it leaves quite the pleasant aroma on the case.
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Old 06-20-06, 01:10 PM   #15
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To keep from getting any residue in the first place, the quicker you peel those things off, the less residue they leave behind - I used to peel them off slow and steady, and get all kinds of gunk left behind - now, I just yank them off as quick as I can - no residue.
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Old 06-21-06, 09:40 PM   #16
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I just some scotch tape, takes a bit of time but doesn't leave stains like goo gone.
I've never had Goo-Gone leave any stains and I use it all the time. Maybe if you don't use enough then you wind up just dry-rubbing the sticky into the plastic, but certainly Goo-Gone itself doesn't create any stains.
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Old 06-21-06, 11:48 PM   #17
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Would some of these suggestions apply to the "exclusive" Best Buy box art? I don't know what kinda glue these guys have switched to, but it's a bitch to get off.
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Old 06-22-06, 08:27 AM   #18
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I'll have to try a few of these ideas.
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Old 07-17-06, 05:38 AM   #19
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Would some of these suggestions apply to the "exclusive" Best Buy box art? I don't know what kinda glue these guys have switched to, but it's a bitch to get off.
Yeah..My Hills Have Eyes BB exclusive still has some residue..I used alcohol, may have to try some zippo fluid. I'll post again if i find something that works.
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Old 08-04-06, 08:08 AM   #20
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I think WB and Fox may have also switched glue recently. Their stickers no longer come off clean. Do we really need 3 security stickers now on these DVDs selling for less than $10???
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Old 08-06-06, 12:50 AM   #21
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Yeah..My Hills Have Eyes BB exclusive still has some residue..I used alcohol, may have to try some zippo fluid. I'll post again if i find something that works.

exclusive??? elaborate please
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Old 08-06-06, 01:02 AM   #22
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I've used two different types of Goo Gone. The kind that I used was so strong that it would take the paint off of the artwork on a DVD, the case art, slip cover, and just about anything else.

The second kind that I used, after a few horrible experiences with the first, is one that I still use to this day. You can put the stuff on virtually anything, and while it'll remove what you want it to, it wont damage the item you are trying to clean at all. I've never once had it damage a DVD, or anything else, in any way.
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Old 08-06-06, 04:52 AM   #23
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exclusive??? elaborate please

The Best Buy version just has a 'Blood" cover...kinda like Saw. The sticker residue is still on the plastic. May try some Goo Gone......

anyone else have a problem with this one????
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Old 08-06-06, 08:26 AM   #24
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you mean the saw cover with the liquid blood in the case?
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you mean the saw cover with the liquid blood in the case?
No...The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Best buy Exclusive cover with liquid blood, like the Saw cover.
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