How to Remove Stickers... But Make Them Reusable?

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  1. darkarn

    darkarn Notebook Evangelist

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    Hi, I am trying to remove the stickers (THX, HDMI, Intel) on my laptop but want to make them resuable should I prefer to have them back? (I recall a technician using some lighter fluid to do it for my printer)

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. darkloki

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    one word well actually two (Goo Gone) Home - Goo Gone and then if you wanna put them back just use glue again. Lighter Fluid will turn your flameable, considering some of that stuff (laptops mine) can get real hot I'd be worried.
     
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    I heard of Goo Gone but it will take some time for it to come to Singapore; I prefer a faster method =X. Will go with this if all else fails.

    As for lighter fluid, I thought as long not too much is used and it is quickly cleaned afterwards, there should be no fire hazard issues? (I am really not sure about this)

    And how about rubbing alcohol; another method I saw quite often in NBR?

    As for gluing them back, what should I use? The surface is metal by the way...
     
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    Alcohol will eat the finish on that NP8170, not right away but after the amount of rubbing you need to do to get the sticker residue off. Goo Gone is a great product, too bad it does not get sold in Singapore. I am sure there is an equivalent there, I would try a local auto repair shop. Or find a company that does vehicle graphics, they would have something they use on cars to remove vinyl advertising.
     
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    I see... And they are just stickers, not vinyl :D

    Hmm... I *think* they do sell it here after all...
     
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    Just try Hot Water not really Boiling Water but Hot Water from a tap
     
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    Don't have it here; does'nt sound safe (surprising eh?)
     
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    it's safe just use small amounts or use a cloth that's damp with hot water and scrub at the sticker. Really no different as to how you would have use Goo Gone.
     
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    I think I try to find Goo Gone first
     
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    And I heard of an eBay shop that makes all those stickers you see on the laptop...

    Does anyone have links to them?
     
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