How to remove sticker residue.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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    WD40 works wonderfully !
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I like to use a rag soaked in hot water or rubbing alcohal.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3226
     
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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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    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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    Quotenfrau

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    may I ask why you removed that sexy black Apple logo?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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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    Another vote for Goo Gone!
     
  13. pamelasadie, Jan 21, 2013
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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.

    sticker printing
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    what he or she said !
     
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    Goo Gone
     
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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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    goo gone ofc
     
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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
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Peanut butter. Toothpaste.
     
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    Lighter fuel always works for me
     
  21. macrumors 68020

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    WD-40 is amazing. I've used all the rest, but find WD the fastest by far.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, Also cleans and shines plastics nicely on Dirt Bikes, Jet Skies, ATV's, and snowmobiles :cool:
     
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    justperry

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    And another 2 year old thread gets bumped by a newbie, and then the herd follows.:eek::rolleyes::p;):eek:
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    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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