Removing Stickers off The N64 boxes.

Spidercolt
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January 7th, 2014, 10:42 pm #1

Ok so I just bought this Majora's Mask box for a price I have been looking for. Here are pics





As you can see there are stickers on it but the box is in great condition. So here is my question, I have a bottle of Goo Gone that we use for CDs and DVDs. If I put that on the sticker would it damage the box in any way? What is the best way to get these stickers off if it will?
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Conker69
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January 7th, 2014, 11:14 pm #2

use bestine on the sticker it works wonders ive used it on los of carts and game boxes even works great on sealed games
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sam123
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January 9th, 2014, 2:50 pm #3

To be honest, I will just let the sticker be left on as it causes problems when you try to remove it. I have tried to remove stickers on sealed games carefully. I slowly peeled it off on one of my games and the whole cellophane decided to come down with the sticker. :o I learnt my lesson, never ever going to do it again. Same with hang tabs. Just leave them on.

If you really really want to remove it, goo gone is the best option, you already have it as well. :)
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kartmaster
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January 9th, 2014, 3:36 pm #4

There's always a risk of damage when removing a sticker from a paper/printed media. I would try some mild heat, like letting it sit in the sun or under a light for a while and see if the glue loosens a bit. But unless it comes willingly, I'd leave it alone and live with it.

GooGone can attack more than just stickers and adhesive, so I'd be really leery about that (ask me how I know!). I definitely don't think I'd try it on an N64 box, but maybe there's a trick to it I don't know...

Good luck whatever you decide to do!
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January 9th, 2014, 3:55 pm #5

Sticker glue is designed to be elastic and sticky at normal room temperature.
You can either use heat like from a hairblower or freeze it very cold (lighter gas) to temporarily make it less elastic.
Both methods are not without danger or pitfalls so you should probably practice by removing stickers from cereal boxes etc.

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kartmaster
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January 9th, 2014, 4:52 pm #6

Never thought of practicing on cereal boxes and such. Great idea. :yeah:
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Strider
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January 12th, 2014, 3:51 am #7

Use a hair dryer to heat sticker up to very hot this makes the contact adhesive go sticky and easy to separate the sticker from the box. then use eucalyptus oil to remove the sticker adhesive. dab it on and leave for 10 seconds to soak into the adhesive then simply wipe away using a clean section of paper towel on every wipe as to not risk spreading the adhesive around. caution do not use to much oil or rub too hard as you will start to lift the colors of the box. defiantly practice on old box first.
hope this helps
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sinisterSS
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January 12th, 2014, 5:38 am #8

good luck getting the sticker off the card board, if you do get it off you'll still be able to see where it was and that alone will drive you nuts, then you'll continue to do everything you can to remove the left over adhesive thus ruining the box, I ruined a DK64 box doing that.

I would leave it alone, maybe try getting another box of eBay then sell the one you have with the stickers on it and try to get some of your money back if not all of it
N64 collection:

3 N64's CIB: N64 Original release 1996
Atomic Purple Controller N64 bundle 1998 release
Star Wars Racer Bundle N64 set 1999 release

24 N64 games all CIB
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Blinkshot
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January 14th, 2014, 1:28 pm #9

May I ask how much you got it for or is that rude of me? I'm looking to pick up one like that.
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sinisterSS
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January 14th, 2014, 8:29 pm #10

Blinkshot wrote:May I ask how much you got it for or is that rude of me? I'm looking to pick up one like that.
if you haven't searched, those boxes are all over eBay, just search N64 game box only or "the title of the game your looking for" game box only, should be plenty of them on eBay, also try DK oldies or Trade-N-Games web sites.
N64 collection:

3 N64's CIB: N64 Original release 1996
Atomic Purple Controller N64 bundle 1998 release
Star Wars Racer Bundle N64 set 1999 release

24 N64 games all CIB
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