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Post subject: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 05, 2014 - 05:32 PM
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So a while back I find this antique mall, where one of the vendors has a TON of old magazines--I'm talking '30s onward...so I bolstered my Life/Look/SatEvePost etc holdings beginning at once.
Trouble is--you know where I'm going with this--STUPID STICKERS, RIGHT in the middle of the cover......... Evil or Very Mad

So......this is OLD paper-stock we're talking here!!
Lighter fluid mebbe??

PLS ADVISE!

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Post subject: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 05, 2014 - 07:49 PM
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Don't attempt unless you know exactly what you are doing.

Heat (ala hair dryer) will aid careful removal of more modern labels. Bake the x out of it and it will peel off.

You can attempt chemicals on a less desirable piece and see what happens.

Have fun!

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Post subject: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 05, 2014 - 11:11 PM
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the older stickers from about 1950 -55 and earlier are the "lick and stick" type, only water based fluids will remove them. unfortunately it will usually "raise" the pare on the magazine cover that gets wet also.

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Post subject: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 12:05 PM
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Are these stickers recently applied by the antique mall or ones that have been on for decades?
 
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Post subject: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 05:56 PM
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Oh! Yeah...
Naw, these are new ones...little 3/4 x 1/2 jobbies....and they take off the paper almost every time.

Gonna try the heat method first...

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Post subject: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines??  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 05:58 PM
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(oddly, I don't mind vintage stickers or subscription labels...)

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Post subject: Re: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazines?  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 06:28 PM
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wurlitzer1450 wrote:
the older stickers from about 1950 -55 and earlier are the "lick and stick" type, only water based fluids will remove them. unfortunately it will usually "raise" the pare on the magazine cover that gets wet also.


in case you were wondering what "pare" is i typed wrong. it should have read "paper"
i hope i didn't have folks running around looking for "pare"

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazi  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 07:04 PM
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Tis cool, Wurl!
The current mags in question are a 1937 run of Look, and WOW are some of them nice...RUINED potentially by the idiot sticker!

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davy, i would suggest you take some junk magazines that are of a similar vintage and practice taking off those pesky "lick and stick" stickers before you try it on the good ones

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Lighter fluid for sticker removal on rare magazi  PostPosted: Jun 06, 2014 - 10:24 PM
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I'll definitely tread lightly. Got a bunch of old issues of Yank a while back--great stuff....

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