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    g shock sticker removal help

    I have a 10 year old g shock that I just brought back from the dead with a new battery change. It's a Glide (?) series that has the original adapters for the stock velcro strap, and the adapters have stickers that say "protection" and "glide" on them. Is there any way to remove these stickers without damaging the resin?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: g shock sticker removal help

    I don't think they're really stickers exactly. The text is printed on, but sometimes there's a bit of clear stuff around the text that can make it look like a sticker.

    You can use Goof Off to remove the text. It might be safer to use Goof Off 2 if it's a hard plastic component.

    It sounds like you basically want to stealth the band. You can find more info here:

    http://mygshock.com/wiki/Stealth_a_G-Shock

    There's usually a little more risk of damage when working on G-Shocks that are over 10 years old, so you'll definitely want to be careful.

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    Re: g shock sticker removal help

    You could try a sugar cube to rub it off if you can't get hold of Goof Off.

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    Re: g shock sticker removal help

    Thanks for the advice. The adapters that have the writing on them are very soft plastic. Should I use Goof Off or Goof Off 2?

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    Re: g shock sticker removal help

    Quote Originally Posted by clouser View Post
    Thanks for the advice. The adapters that have the writing on them are very soft plastic. Should I use Goof Off or Goof Off 2?
    That's a good question. I've never removed the text from these before. Goof Off 2 is not as strong as the original one, so it would be safer to try first. Regular Goof Off is strong stuff, so it might not be the best to use even on resin of really old G-Shocks.

    I have heard of using sugar crystals to rub off printing on electronics (like logos on cell phones). It would probably be safe to try, but might not be as effective.

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    Re: g shock sticker removal help

    Another option is to get a new set of "aftermanrket" adapters from howard at westcoast time. They're plain black with no text and only cost $12.00.

    http://www.westcoastime.com/gshocadcasfo.html

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