Store Labels on Used DVD, how to remove?

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  1. DavidEC

    DavidEC Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok maybe somebody here will know...

    Is it safe to use a product such as "Goo Gone" to remove rental store labels from USED DVD's that you have purchased?

    I purchased two used DVD's via a stores online outlet and did not expect the labels to still be on the product when received... with no markings that the item is not still a rental product.. I figured that they would of some how to of marked the DVD's as off rental / sold product.

    --David
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    I've read here before that goo-gone is o.k.
     
  3. Craig Beam

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    How about using Goo-Gone to remove labels from the inserts? My copies of MEMENTO and ROXANNE have those lame stickers on the spine, under the plastic! [​IMG]
     
  4. DavidEC

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    Well I am going to try using 'Goo Gone' and hope for the best and that it does not damage the DVD in any form...

    --David
     
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    Goo-Gone will stain paper, so I wouldn't use it on inserts.
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    For paper inserts, use lighter fluid (obviously, well away from flame or heat sources!). It doesn't stain, though if you rub too vigorously it can remove color. A gentle touch will usually remove most any kind of label or sticker.
     
  7. DavidEC

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    Call me chicken.. :b ... but I have not tried to remove the rental stores labels yet..

    Why.. you ask.. well I tried to get a small edge of the label up so that the "Goo Gone" could get under the label and it started pulling up the printing on the DVD!!

    One of these days I guess that I will decide that I really hate the store label... like the day I decide to sell the DVD myself used.. and try to remove the label again at that time...

    --David
     
  8. Bill Crosthwait

    Bill Crosthwait Second Unit

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    I use Goo Gone and works fine.
     
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    Qui-Gon John Producer

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    Just a small question. If you acidentally remove part of the backing side of the DVD, with the label, will this damage the DVD as far as being able to be played. The reason I ask is one time I was marking a CD-R and the pen scratched through the coating on the back (label side) of the CD-R. After that I could not properly read all the files on the CD-R. Wondering if DVD would be affected similarly.
     
  10. DavidEC

    DavidEC Stunt Coordinator

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    Well folks....

    'Goo Gone' does not work with 'Plastic' / Clear printed labels!!!

    I could not get the label up!

    I had let it soak for close to three hours before I tried to remove the label.

    And in trying I ended up damaging the DVD...

    'Oh' well I waited till I watched it before trying to remove label...

    --David
     

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