Removing Glue from a DVD

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  1. Ravi K

    Ravi K Supporting Actor

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    I have a used DVD with a circular paper sticker stuck around the hole, and I want to remove it before I play it. What would be the best way to remove the residual glue without damaging the DVD? What about isopropyl alcohol?
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Is it on the play side or the label side?

    I often use "Goo-Gone" to remove the residue on the case, and I'm sure it would work fine on the art side of the disc, but I've never tried it on the disc itself, and never on the play side.
     
  3. Ravi K

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    Its on the art side.
     
  4. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    I often use a piece or two of masking tape and tap it repeatedly on the residue, that usually works for me.
     
  5. Alex-A

    Alex-A Stunt Coordinator

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    I will recommend Goo-Gone for anything sticker related. I bought a used DVD a while back form a place that likes to put their stickers around the hub that leave the word Void behind several times if you pull the sticker off. GG took it right off, no damage to the artwork whatsoever. The stuff works miracles.
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

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    Just be very careful not to scratch the artwork; you'll likely damage the data layer if you do so. These things must be done delicately....
     

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