(Topic ID: 260080)

Vendor Decal Removal


By The-Who

6 months ago



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  • Gigi Gottlieb, 1963

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#1 6 months ago

I picked up a Gottlieb Gigi today at the flea market. Everything works great other than needing a good play field cleaning/waxing and a few bulbs.
The the address was scratched out on the vendor label, but the rest of the label remains. How is the best way to remove this?

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#2 6 months ago

Goo gone or goof off. Test in an inconspicuous area in case it reacts badly with the paint.

#3 6 months ago

Looks like a water slide decal.

#4 6 months ago
Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

Goo gone or goof off. Test in an inconspicuous area in case it reacts badly with the paint.

I’ve had it covered in a coating of Goo-Gone for awhile, but it isn’t doing much. I’ll let it soak some more.
Thanks for the prompt reply........Denny

#5 6 months ago

The "flea market"? Where?
I wish I could find a nice wedgehead at the local flea market!

#6 6 months ago

I find WD40 really good for sticker removal-it may take a few applications and some appropriate rubbing. If you are doing it on the machine make sure you have protective cloths to prevent any runs on the pdf.

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

I find WD40 really good for sticker removal-it may take a few applications and some appropriate rubbing.

I second this. It does a good job at removing the adhesive without removing the paint. I've removed several operator decals on ball aprons with it.

#8 6 months ago

If the WD 40 doesn’t work, I’d moisten the edges with mineral spirits and gently work with a new single edge razor blade. Good Gone is ok but Goof Off is basically benzene and xylene and will eat into the paint.

As a painting contractor I’m constantly having to remove stickers and tape. It all depends on the surface and how strong the adhesive is. Either way, you might lose some of the webbing.

#9 6 months ago

It looks like a water slide decal. What would a person use to remove that? Water?

#10 6 months ago

Take that apron off of the game. When using any chemicals or water near the playfield, and the inside of the cabinet.

I would try to soak the apron in warm water. To soften up the decal. the enamel paint should hold up to the water. The real problem is the webbing, it does come off fairly easily. Looking at the scrape marks, it appears some paint loss has happened already.

#11 6 months ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

If the WD 40 doesn’t work, I’d moisten the edges with mineral spirits and gently work with a new single edge razor blade. Good Gone is ok but Goof Off is basically benzene and xylene and will eat into the paint.
As a painting contractor I’m constantly having to remove stickers and tape. It all depends on the surface and how strong the adhesive is. Either way, you might lose some of the webbing.

It took awhile, but this approach worked. Applied several rounds of Goo-Gone with my finger while carefully scraping with new single-edged blades. Gave it a light buffing with some polishing compound afterwards and it turned out pretty nice.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
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