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Old Mar 6, 2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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How to remove sticker residue.

Just bought the 2010 21.5" like 10 hours ago. Love it so far. Was debating for weeks the new Macbook Pro but decided on this in the end. Out of the box there was a little bar code sticker right on top of the base stand beneath the screen. Peeled it off but it left that annoying sticker residue on the base. How can I remove it without scratching the aluminum, it's really on there.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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WD40 works wonderfully !
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I like to use a rag soaked in hot water or rubbing alcohal.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 04:48 PM   #4
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Just bought the 2010 21.5" like 10 hours ago. Love it so far. Was debating for weeks the new Macbook Pro but decided on this in the end. Out of the box there was a little bar code sticker right on top of the base stand beneath the screen. Peeled it off but it left that annoying sticker residue on the base. How can I remove it without scratching the aluminum, it's really on there.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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sticker residue

You can use some scotch tape and put it on top of the residue and try to gently lift off the residue by tapping on it repeatedly, each time it gets more of it off till you have nothing left of it anymore. A little vegetable oil on a paper towel works great by rubbing the residue off but I would test it on another aluminum type material to see if it causes staining before trying it on the base. Good luck!
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 10:29 PM   #7
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Goo Gone works great and it doesn't damage the aluminum finish of the iMac or MacBook Pro at all. I've used it on several aluminum Macs with perfect results every time.
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Old Mar 7, 2011, 03:38 PM   #8
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Out of the box there was a little bar code sticker right on top of the base stand beneath the screen. Peeled it off but it left that annoying sticker residue on the base.
may I ask why you removed that sexy black Apple logo?
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 12:13 PM   #9
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Lemon extract on a napkin or paper towel works really well.
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Goo Gone for sure.
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Eucalyptus oil does the trick!
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Old Mar 9, 2011, 05:44 AM   #12
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:59 PM   #13
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For the removal of residue you can use thinner, alcohol and spirit. You can also use the scotch tape for the removal of residue. Try any of these that you have. Peanut butter also works pretty well because it decrees the adhesiveness.Some people use peanut butter for the removal of chewing gum from the hair.Try any. Wish you best of luck.

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Try rubbing hard with your finger. Sometimes this helps the glue to roll up in a little ball (looks just like a bogey!)
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never heard of goo gone but obviously highly rated haha. I swear by White Vinegar for all my cleaning, no streaks and powerful without any odours when it dissolves. Very cheap too
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Peanut butter. Toothpaste.
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Lighter fuel always works for me
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WD-40 is amazing. I've used all the rest, but find WD the fastest by far.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:24 AM   #22
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WD-40 is amazing. I've used all the rest, but find WD the fastest by far.

Agreed, Also cleans and shines plastics nicely on Dirt Bikes, Jet Skies, ATV's, and snowmobiles
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And another 2 year old thread gets bumped by a newbie, and then the herd follows.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 08:33 AM   #24
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Wd40 is great but if you dont want to leave an oily residue use white spirit. On aluminium is is fine bit it can turn plastics dull.
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Wd40 is great but if you dont want to leave an oily residue use white spirit. On aluminium is is fine bit it can turn plastics dull.
It's about using it properly.

We're talking about using it to remove adhesive which usually involves wiping off the surface once your done.

I think most people realize that
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