How to remove configuration label at back of Mac Pro to keep?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by timidhermit, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. timidhermit macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2011
    My beloved Mac Pro (MacPro1,1) has gone to a better place (specifically, the logic board died).

    It served our family well for nearly a decade...

    Please disposing it, I want to remove the grey configuration label at the back of the enclosure that lists the serial number and the stock system configuration. I know this sounds sentimental, but I want to keep it as a memento.

    I searched around for advice on how to remove it without damaging it but unable to find any sound tips. Does anyone here know how to do this or even have done it? There must be someone before me who had thought about this... :)
  2. DPUser macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2012
  3. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
    Try a disaster (fire / flood) recovery place, or a machinist shop or furniture restoration specialist.
  4. Sko macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    I'd try some kind of 'Label Off' spray, like Kontaktchemie Solvent 50. It has the tendency to disintegrate some ink along with the glue, so test on a spare part first if possible. After the label is peeled off and dried (and the 'fresh' - some say obtrusive - orange-like smell is gone), most glues are sticky again.

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