#1
When I first bought my Bass I was a complete idiot and I put a sticker on it. Then a friend of mine ripped it halfway off so there is like half of a sticker on it and that little white part on it from the sticker. Is there anyway of removing this without ruining my finish?
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#2
There's a substance that you can find in most places that sell cleaning supplies called "Goo-Gone." It works wonders, and shouldn't harm your finish.

EDIT: Only apply it to your bass if you have paint on it. If there's no paint (or laquer over a natural finish), you're screwed.
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#3
you could sit for hours on end... scraping away...

back when DVD players were new, mine came with a sticker covering the entire top surface of it (1ft by 1.5ft) and the whole thing did that... i still remember the suicidal thoughts 46 minutes in...

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#4
I know the kind of sticker you mean, where the plastic goes hard and leaves the glue layer sitting there laughing at you. Back when I was a car cleaner, this happened frequently with crappy pinstripes and graphics; the favoured method on car paint, which is acrylic base anyway, was a gentle working off as much of the plastic and glue with a plastic scraper (the ice scraper kind for car windows were best) and a good rub with paraffin.
If you don't fancy trying paraffin, how about linseed oil? I clean all my guitars with it, and it's cheap and effective. Doesn't cause any paint damage or discolouration. Unfortunately, it's toxic, and if you're not careful in damping your rags after you've used them, potentially spontaneously combustive. But hey, it smells nicer than paraffin, and it's cheaper.
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#5
i have stickers all over my bass.. but im starting to think it was a bad idea now hehe
#6
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There's a substance that you can find in most places that sell cleaning supplies called "Goo-Gone." It works wonders, and shouldn't harm your finish.

EDIT: Only apply it to your bass if you have paint on it. If there's no paint (or laquer over a natural finish), you're screwed.



I worked at a hardware store for awhile, and I've had to remove all sorts of weird residues and whatnot - Goo Gone really works. There's also something called "Goof Off" which is pretty much the same thing. I think it comes in a spray bottle (like a smaller Windex bottle, easier to do spots with) and non-spray variety,
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#8
I haven't applied stickers to my bass, but I've gotten crap off with nail polish remover, and it didn't do a thing.
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#10
Nail Brush and warm, soapy water...Just don't go too hard.
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#11
When I want to remove a sticker on something, I get a wet towel and put it on it for a few hours and then scrape it off. Don't think it's a good idea to do it on wood though.
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