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 Post subject: How to remove decals from wood
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:38 am 
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What is the best way to remove decals from wood?

I just picked up a VV-90 Victrola needing some TLC and it has a Mexican motif decal on the face of each volume door. I guess the decals were put on to complement a kids room. I tried to remove the decals with Gojo and 0000 steel wool with no luck...it just cleaned the dirt off the decals. I would appreciate any tips/suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove decals from wood
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:55 am 
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I think the VV-90 finish is still shellac, so you can't use alcohol, but mineral spirits should be no issue. I would try somewhere on the back of the machine first.

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 Post subject: Re: How to remove decals from wood
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:37 am 
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Try GooGone or GoofOff. They use citrus oils to dissolve sticker residue. Might not work on decals but worth a try.


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 Post subject: Re: How to remove decals from wood
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:28 am 
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52089 wrote:
Try GooGone or GoofOff. They use citrus oils to dissolve sticker residue. Might not work on decals but worth a try.


I would be careful with regular GoofOff, that's like paint thinner. GooGone should be OK.


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 Post subject: Re: How to remove decals from wood
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Everyone,

Thanks for the tips on removing the stickers. I ended up leaving the Gojo on top of the decals longer (10 minutes), 0000 steel wool and elbow grease, and the decals finally started to come off little by little.

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