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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:18 pm 
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so i was wondering what methods people use to remove labels from carts when making reproductions? i tried using a razor, but it was a pain. anybody tried goo gone?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:50 pm 
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Get some denatured alcohol and soak it for an hour, the label will peel off very easily.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:56 pm 
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is that available at drug stores? i never heard of it. thanks for the help.


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I 've only used plain water + a not-so-sharp knife, which worked surprisingly well. Just give the case a long hot bath and the label should be quite easy to peel off.

And oh yeah, at one time I was dumb enough to have some soap in the water, which made the case quite ugly. So be sure to clean your sink before you start bathing the cart case.


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Home Depot, or most any hardware store will have denatured alcohol.


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Goof Off!

Rub some on, let it soak in for about a minute, and then the labels peel off.

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I've had goof off melt some plastics, so be careful.
(it melted the plastic on a C64 that i tried to remove a label on)


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drk421 wrote:
I've had goof off melt some plastics, so be careful.
(it melted the plastic on a C64 that i tried to remove a label on)


Wow.. so far I've used it on NES systems and games with no problems. I apply a bit to a paper towel at first, and rub it on.

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Yep goo gone does the job. Since NES labels are slightly laminated, it may take a couple minutes longer, but the stuff works. Just have a towel on hand to wipe up the excess when it's done.

-Rob


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i tried the denatured alcohol and it works awesome. at first i thought it discolored the cart, but after it dried, it went back to the original color.


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the method i use is... bathtub first... to get the laminant peel-offable - then i use goo gone to get the glue off - it works pretty well... and if you have a girlfriend you could make her take a bath in a tub full of nes cart shells ;)


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Announcing the all-new pin-up calendar - The Girls Of Homebrew!

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http://blogs.columbiatribune.com/gameov ... rls_1.html


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So who's gonna high-res scan that calendar and pirate it for us? Lolzorz.

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rbudrick wrote:
So who's gonna high-res scan that calendar and pirate it for us?

Someone has probably done that already! O_o

EDIT: O_o


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