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Old 02-15-06, 11:08 AM
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I want to reuse a "free AOL for 90 days" case. Help?

Hi!

Know how AOL send out their junk mail discs in nifty cases (no more amarays though, it seems... bastards must have caught on), and the style of box changes all the time?

The most recent one I got is really nifty, actually. Looks like stainless steel; it's a two-part slide-open tin, about the same height and width as a jewel case but less than half as thin.

I could proably make a sticker to put over it, but is there any way I could get the outside painted-on label off, without scratching or ruining the actual tin?
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Paint remover/thinner?
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I think they finally caught on. I haven't gotten a disc in over a year. I still get an earthlink one every now and again.

Try what Minor Thread said. You could also try Denatured Alcohol.
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I shall attempt. I was worried that it would damage the tin. Thanks, Minor.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Try what Minor Thread said.
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If the gentler alcohol doesn't work, try toluene (often found as nail polish remover).
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I've used Goo Gone with great success:



Soak the label with it. Let it set for 10-15 minutes. Label should peel right off, and you can easily buff out any streaks. Some other stuff I've tried stains the plastic, so be careful.
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wd-40 also works.
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The thin tins with sliding lids make a great stash box.
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If the chemicals don't work, you can try a heat gun...
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Originally Posted by parker63
I've used Goo Gone with great success:
Soak the label with it. Let it set for 10-15 minutes. Label should peel right off, and you can easily buff out any streaks. Some other stuff I've tried stains the plastic, so be careful.
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wd-40 also works.
Originally Posted by crazyronin
If the chemicals don't work, you can try a heat gun...


Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
is there any way I could get the outside painted-on label off, without scratching or ruining the actual tin?
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I think this is graphic is probably screen printed so the chances of getting ot off without sandblasting are pretty slim.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
If the chemicals don't work, you can try a heat gun...



Im just thinking of the what may happen, after he spends hours rubbing this down with alcohol, and then goes after it with a heat gun

probably nothing.. but could get interesting
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Actually since alcohol flashes off at ~60 degrees, unless they went at it with a torch mere seconds after dousing it in alcohol, I would say the results would be nil.

Some kind of paint stripper would actually be the best first try.

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