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So who are the experts on price tag removal?


I just won this Hall of Justice playset and want to try and remove the remnants of the price tag before I send it in to grade.

Advice?

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Hey Aaron,

I've used GooGone with varying degrees of success. That looks to be a Toys R Us sticker and I've had success removing those. Definitely tread lightly tho. I've never attempted it on an item I spent anywhere near that much on. Great score by the way, absolutely beautiful!

Good luck!

Heres a link to my collection thread where I shared the results of a goo gone removal. But like I said I've had tags that were so dried out they wouldn't budge at all.
http://bkennersuperpowers.runboard.com/t28903,offset=60

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I know you wanna get it off,but sometimes that goo gone will sink into the cardboard & it could stain the box,maybe it could make it worse.I would leave it on there,I'm not sure if it would grade lower with it on?Good luck & great win!Very expensive ...

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Yeah that's definitely worth considering. I've never tried it on a box. Just a cardback.

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Thanks Rich. I'm hoping this one will leave me just needing the Batcopter and Delta Probe One for a complete set of Super Powers vehicles and playets in AFA 85 or better. I'd seen a few AFA 80 Hall of Justice's over the years, but this one was pretty off the charts.

I think it will grade to AFA 85 with or without the price tag remnants, but price tags are my pet-peeve and I'd really like to cleanly remove as much of it as possible before I send it in and it gets sealed.

That said, I will wait until I get it and can look it over myself before making any decisions.

I know one poster had a thread where he'd removed a price tag from his Superman card and then challenged everyone to see if they could tell where it came off. Can anyone link me to that thread? And who was that poster??
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I use lighter fluid, there's a thread on it somewhere on here

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You have to be very careful not to get it on the box itself and only get it on the price tag. I've had the best luck with TRU price tags as well, but I'd be very nervous to do a partial tag like what's on the box (harder to control where it goes). Basically lightly coat the sticker with goo gone and don't get it on the box. It WILL stain. I have a big stain on a Lex I used too much on. I've done many of these and I have had several that I've just chalked up to "learning experience" unfortunately. The sticker will slowly absorb the goo gone and break down the adhesives from the top of the sticker and not from underneath. Let it slowly absorb through the top, if the first coat of goo gone doesn't do it, wait a little bit and try it again. Just lightly brush it on with a Q-Tip or something similar. Wait a few hours and see if the sticker will lift off, it should lift off with ease. If it does not, put on another light coat. After the sticker is off you can use a quick evaporating solution (window cleaner works fine) on a paper towel and wipe down where the sticker used to be.

The reason I'd be nervous to do it on that one is because not all of the sticker is there, it won't absorb evenly. It might be a non-issue, but I would like to test it on another partial sticker before trying it on such an expensive piece. I don't know if I have any with a partial sticker quite like that one, but I'll check tomorrow and if I do I'll try to remove it and let you know how it goes.

By the way, congrats on the HOJ, it's a gem!

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Here are some of my recent removels.I have a few techniques,I hope I spelled that right emoticonFirst the Dr Fate 33back had some kmart stickers.I didnt do a before & after but Its the one that was just on ebay.ImageImageHawkman super amigos I got from Rich.Now you see it....ImageImageNow you dont....Image
Next a 33back Desaad.Now you see it .....
ImageImageImageNow you dont....I also did my estrela Robin,now you see it....ImageNow you dont
ImageIm not saying Im the best,but I get mine done! emoticon

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I think the price sticker on the Estrela adds character. I'm leaving mine emoticon

Nice job gettin em off tho!

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