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Old Feb 1, 2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Removing a Sticker From My Macbook

I had this annoying sticker on the bottom of my new macbook. It wasn't even a cool sticker that I put on;it was a label that came off the plastic bag liner the refurb macbook had been shipped in.

I just received a Speck hard shell for the macbook and wanted to get it off before putting the Speck shell on.

Anybody who has tried to remove sticker adhesive knows how frustrating this process can be. It doesn't come off, it just moves around and gets darker! Soap, water, pencil erasers, 409, yada yada yada . . .

Long story short: WD-40 took it off almost immediately and did not appear to damage the plastic case.

That's all.

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hmm. WD-40 there is also a product called goo-be gone. works for me pretty well.
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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wow you put that on ur macbook'

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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wow you put that on ur macbook'

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Yes, I sprayed it on a cotton cloth and then wiped the sticker goop off, then wiped the WD-40 off.

I have some Goo-Be-Gone but didn't use it because the container says it dissolves plastic.


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Old Feb 1, 2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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Good to know, thanks.
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 11:44 PM   #6
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Goo-Gone - Goof-Off - the list goes on and DOES NOT include WD40
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 11:46 PM   #7
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Yes, I sprayed it on a cotton cloth and then wiped the sticker goop off, then wiped the WD-40 off.

I have some Goo-Be-Gone but didn't use it because the container says it dissolves plastic.


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ehh i have used that on all sortsa stuff lol oh well!
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 12:23 AM   #8
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Thanks for suggesting me this WD-40! I recently got a parking ticket that the stupid pig put a sticker that never comes off of

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Old Feb 2, 2008, 01:01 AM   #9
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Yeah, my mother-in-law one time got sticky gum on the suede seats of my STI and I tried everything to get it off unsuccessfully. I finally tried some WD-40 and it immediately took the gum off, I was very surprised.
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 02:11 AM   #10
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I used metho to get stickers off my laptop - each to their own I guess.
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 05:23 AM   #11
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I can recommend lighter fluid, the type used for zippo lighters (not the gas type). It's clear, cheap, doesn't stain and evaporates fast.
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 05:31 AM   #12
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Alcohol pads seem to work for me in most cases.
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Alcohol pads work great for stickers on almost all smooth surfaces
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 04:56 PM   #14
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i used baby oil and it worked like a charm!
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I used peanut butter to remove the sticky sticker residue off a pc laptop a long time ago, to remove the stickers that came on it from factory. I was hesitant at first, but the pb actually worked.
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I used peanut butter to remove the sticky sticker residue off a pc laptop a long time ago, to remove the stickers that came on it from factory. I was hesitant at first, but the pb actually worked.
Yes, peanut butter works. Its the oils from the peanut butter.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 01:50 PM   #17
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WD40 worked like a charm...

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Goo-Gone - Goof-Off - the list goes on and DOES NOT include WD40
Actually, maybe it should. I was taking a new macbook out of the tyvek bag, and the sticker practically leapt onto the case. Immediately it bonded onto the case, and attempts to scrape it off left a stubborn greasy goo that just smeared around from one spot to another. 1 shot of wd40 onto a cotton ball quickly removed all traces of the goo, and then I just buffed off the case with a soft cloth. Looks like new, which is good, as it is...

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Old Dec 12, 2008, 08:16 PM   #18
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