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27 Aug 17 08:31
Date Joined: 23 Jul 03
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Looking for a cheap effective way to remove labels and the gunge they leave on CD cases. Ideally something that doesn't leave a mark on the case. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Report Ramruma August 27, 2017 7:40 AM BST
Surely the labels are designed to be (carefully) peeled off?
Report eldar August 27, 2017 7:43 AM BST
Leave the label in soak overnight then carefully remove.
Any residual gunk can be shifted with your wife's nail polish remover. Just don't let her catch you Wink
Report Joel August 27, 2017 7:52 AM BST
Eucalyptus oil
Report Ramruma August 27, 2017 7:52 AM BST
After a bit of thumbnail work to lift one edge, I've just peeled off, in one piece, a round £3 price sticker from Alan Partridge Alpha Papa. No great drama! If, however, your labels are more recalcitrant, then since the labels do not show when the DVDs are on the shelf, is it really that important anyway?
Report cooperman August 27, 2017 8:06 AM BST
CPC stock a label remover, it neutralises the label's adhesive backing apparently. It's priced at £3:59p for 200ml. Order code SA0188987. Free uk delivery on orders over £5 so may be better buying two Grin
Report saddo August 27, 2017 9:27 AM BST
Warm the label with a hair drier first. A drop of fairy rubbed in with a finger will remove any glue residue.
Report bigmo August 27, 2017 8:20 PM BST
Cheers thanks everyone.
Report Lady Faye Verrit August 29, 2017 12:43 PM BST
Spray furniture polish works well to remove everything after scratching at the label.

Also White Spirit is good...
Report Stevie Strikes August 29, 2017 12:50 PM BST
I tried to clean the gunge off a Nirvana CD case, then I realised it was grunge.
Report Dr Crippen August 29, 2017 2:01 PM BST
Be careful with nail varnish remover it contains acetone.

It will dissolve a lot of things.
Report bigmo August 29, 2017 2:02 PM BST
Apparently two tablespoons of vegetable oil mixed with three tablespoons of baking soda does the trick.
Report Dr Crippen August 29, 2017 2:11 PM BST
I've bought stuff in the past that have been disfigured by the residue left behind off the label, which picks up the dirt and looks awful.

I've used all of the above to try to get them off to no avail.

Petrol as a last resort usually works.

That's before you give up trying to coax it off and get out the angle grinder.
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