Geekee1 wrote: HighPrime wrote:
Applied stickers are not hard to remove.
In fact, they are easy as pie. I will pass on to you what I learned from Heroic_Decepticon. All you need is Zippo lighter fluid... yes.. you read that right.. Zippo lighter fluid.
Read on here:http://heroicdecepticon.blogspot.com/20 ... -from.html
I've done this a few times already and works like magic. If you want to be extra careful, remove with an old G1 tech spec decolder. It is super thin, and will slide under the sticker without damaging it. (my tip
Interesting, although that solution is still not 100%
I agree. The first couple of figures I tried it on, I felt like I was using magic. It was amazing. But the honeymoon feeling ended very abruptly when a sticker ripped right in half on the very next figure. I had difficulty with all of the stickers on that figure. Perhaps I used too much of the lighter fluid so the paper had become so saturated that it easily tore apart when I tried peeling it off? I haven't figured out what the magical time frame is for waiting for the stickers to become loose to how much lighter fluid to use.
As for boxes, lighter fluid is your absolute best friend for removing stickers. Power Core Combiners Over-Run is once again SPASTIC thanks to some lighter fluid. I took pictures of his box with and without the Over-Run stickers on the box for the Seibertron.com gallery.
JackStraw wrote:Also, I for one have a very very hard time putting reprolabels created off of a scan on a vintage G1 figure that I paid a lot of money for. It's like putting new after market parts on a vintage car. It can be neat, but it's no longer so much vintage. Even if they looked exactly the same, it's still not right...and they don't look exactly the same.
This is not really true though. The overwhelming majority of collectors that I have seen do not even take into consideration whether or not the stickers are original or repros, in fact they put repros on their figs. I have yet to see an incidence where that is the case, although you may certainly be the first.
I definitely prefer original stickers to reprolabels, but some times it's just not possible. I've been searching for stickers for Crosshairs and Misfire for years. Their stickers just never show up on eBay. Reprolabels will be my only chance to get stickers for these guys at this point. Doesn't mean that I'll stop searching for those stickers even if I apply future Reprolabels on them. I can always apply the "real" stickers later if I so desire.
Current Want List:
Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!