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Old 11-18-03, 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by Masamune
Yeah, I saw that before. Not much help =/
And you felt the need to start a second thread on the exact same subject?

Just tug on the damned thing gently. If the case is damaged, return it to the store for a second one and try again. This isn't worth wasting a lot of brain power on.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:32 PM
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Sorry no it doesn't work.

The fuzz from the q-tip just sticks to the goo.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty
And you felt the need to start a second thread on the exact same subject?

Just tug on the damned thing gently. If the case is damaged, return it to the store for a second one and try again. This isn't worth wasting a lot of brain power on.
I already returned it once. Not gonna do it again.

BTW. I got the stick off, now I gotta think about how to remove the goo left over. I got NO paint thinner, lighter fluid or nail polish remover.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:40 PM
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Then I'd go with Goo Gone (every home should have a bottle of Goo Gone!). It seems to be less harsh than lighter fluid or paint thinner.

A bottle is about $3 at Wal-Mart and will last you forever.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Masamune
Sorry no it doesn't work.

The fuzz from the q-tip just sticks to the goo.
Wet the q-tip more with your mouth. Keep rubbing.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by Squirrel God
Wet the q-tip more with your mouth. Keep rubbing.
I got the sticker off. Now I am left with the goo...

Grrr.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by Masamune
I got the sticker off. Now I am left with the goo...

Grrr.
OK, you can keep using Q-Tips and spit to get that off, or you can use your finger and spit, or you can use Blu-Tak (sorry, don't know what you call Blu-Tak in the US, but it's the stuff you put posters up with).

I wouldn't advise nail polish remover, lighter fluid, or anything like that. I tried that at first and it lifted up some of the colouring from the box.
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Old 11-18-03, 10:56 PM
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I've decided to wait till tomorrow and go buy some Goo Gone from Walmart.

My worry is that if it's safe to use on the special boxes that the Extended Editions have.

Tips for this product? Or should I avoid it on these boxes since it's not plastic.
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Old 11-19-03, 03:40 AM
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Anyone?
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Old 11-19-03, 06:26 AM
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Originally posted by Masamune
OK quit the "no residue" replies. =p

Just help me, LOL =p
OK I can help stop being so damn anal and just take the damn thing off slow. You should have no porb. Also mine just came off by itself it had no glue or nothing on it.
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Old 11-19-03, 07:10 AM
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Originally posted by Mr. Salty
And you felt the need to start a second thread on the exact same subject?

Just tug on the damned thing gently. If the case is damaged, return it to the store for a second one and try again. This isn't worth wasting a lot of brain power on.
Exactly what I was thinking. Peel gently, clear residue with Goo Gone. Throwing a temper tantrum is not the way to go...
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Old 11-19-03, 09:07 AM
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Drop the whole thing into an 8qt pan of boiling Liquid Plumber.

It'll loosen up all the adhesives.

Either that, or just pull real slowly and fingernail off any residue.

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Old 11-19-03, 11:37 AM
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I was lucky and had no glue on mine. It was just sitting on the case, and fell right off when I took the shrink wrap off.
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Old 11-19-03, 03:22 PM
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Some of you are helpful and thank you.

Others are just ignorant.

The Canadian copies of LOTR has GLUE ON THE STICKER. The US one didn't.

Sigh.
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Old 11-19-03, 03:31 PM
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I've used the hairdryer on many types of stickers, DVDS and CDs, take out the discs and any booklets, and put the case on a dry towell or something and just blast the hell out of the sticker. It should pull off quite easily. I discovered this after I left some DVDs in the car in warm weather, and I noticed the stickers were easier to take off.
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Old 11-19-03, 04:05 PM
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I was working with a blow dryer on this sticker for about 2 hours.

The glue must be different than usual, because it did barely anything.

Either way, the sticker is off now, but I am gonna buy Goo Gone to get the residue off today.

Hopefully it will work.
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Old 11-19-03, 04:30 PM
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I leave the plastic on and keep that thing in there, It keeps it fresher that way. I just cut the onw side open to get the DVDs out.
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Originally posted by Masamune
Some of you are helpful and thank you.

Others are just ignorant.

The Canadian copies of LOTR has GLUE ON THE STICKER. The US one didn't.

Sigh.
Calling people ignorant isn't very helpful. Had you originally asked, "How do I get the glue off, eh?", people might have realized you had the Canadian version.

If it's causing you this much stress, why don't you simply return it and mail order a copy from the US? Based off your posts and your obvious frustration with this, I'd think it's worth a few extra dollars for your peace of mind. Enjoy the movie now and return the ripped box after you get an American version.
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Old 11-19-03, 04:48 PM
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Be extremely careful with GOO-GONE. On some printed surfaces, it can strip the ink off. I would really suggest putting a tiny amount of GOO-GONE in an inconspicuous area and make sure it won't damage the ink.
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Originally posted by MEJHarrison
Calling people ignorant isn't very helpful. Had you originally asked, "How do I get the glue off, eh?", people might have realized you had the Canadian version.

If it's causing you this much stress, why don't you simply return it and mail order a copy from the US? Based off your posts and your obvious frustration with this, I'd think it's worth a few extra dollars for your peace of mind. Enjoy the movie now and return the ripped box after you get an American version.
Perhaps you should read the thread. I already returned it once. I aint gonna do it again.

And yes, SOME people were ignorant. I was never stressed out. Just annoyed.

And your little cute reply doesn't help either. Take your own advice.

BTW, I'm not gonna bother viewing or posting in this thread anymore. I ask for help and this is the crap I get from some people.

THANK YOU to those who DID help. I really appreciate it.

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Originally posted by Josh-da-man
Be extremely careful with GOO-GONE. On some printed surfaces, it can strip the ink off. I would really suggest putting a tiny amount of GOO-GONE in an inconspicuous area and make sure it won't damage the ink.
Hmm. Thanks for the warning.

Anything else to use other than Goo Gone? I dont wanna take Ink off the box.
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On my American version, the paper came away leaving only a pristine and flawless surface.

Makes me glad I'm not in Canada with Mr. Grumpy!

J/K.
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i mean who really cares? just leave it on...its not like its worth a million bux...its a dvd case....honestly...does it matter? Ohh yeah if its only the canadians who did it, it really says something, Eh?
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Old 11-19-03, 05:32 PM
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The sticker is different than the US because by LAW they gotta put french on the sticker so the french know what's on the DVD. Why they decided to put glue on it, I have no idea.
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Originally posted by Masamune
Perhaps you should read the thread. I already returned it once. I aint gonna do it again.
I did read the thread. I also read the thread last month where you asked almost the same question about The Matrix Reloaded. I also read the thread yesterday where someone already asked the exact same question you did, not even four hours earlier than your post.

And yes, SOME people were ignorant. I was never stressed out. Just annoyed.
When you start calling other people ignorant and letting the usual smart @ss replies get to you this bad, then something is going on. Call it stress, annoyance or whatever, but it's time to take a deep breath and look at the problem a little more calmly.

And your little cute reply doesn't help either. Take your own advice.
My cute reply wasn't meant to help. That's why it had the after it.

After that, I offered up a valid solution to your problem. If the US cases don't have the glue, and the glue is destroying your case, and it's bothering you (or annoying you if you prefer), then order a copy from the US. If you don't want to order a copy from the US, then don't. But it is a perfectly valid solution to your problem.

As for the "Take your own advice" line, I honestly don't understand your point. I'm not having this problem. What advice of mine should I follow exactly?

BTW, I'm not gonna bother viewing or posting in this thread anymore. I ask for help and this is the crap I get from some people.

THANK YOU to those who DID help. I really appreciate it.
Whatever. Best of luck getting the glue off. I find WD-40 works wonders, but I certainly wouldn't try it on a cardboard case. But it works wonders on plastic.
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