We received this dressmaker's dummy
from our client with old sticker residue on her. Too many items to shoot to just Photoshop the spot out, so I'm desperate for a permanent solution- The obvious point here is I can't throw her into the washing machine as she's wooden directly under the fabric that needs cleaning. Already tried a small bit of Goo Gone, with a clean white cloth, but I think it may just be moving the gunk around and not removing the residue as I'd hoped. I read about lighter fluid (butane), WD-40 and some others, but am obviously hesitant to do anything that may permanently discolor this spot even more. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
posted by thelensman
on Jun 1, 2013 -
What does "50-03 was an inside job" mean? I saw this bumper sticker
on a lightpost in Cambridge, Mass., above a "9/11 was an inside job" sticker. Google turns up nothing but that uninformative post from 2011.
posted by Jasper Fnorde
on Dec 25, 2012 -
On two doors, the door closing mechanism's paint is peeling, and underneath the paint there is a Lockwood sticker. Is this a design feature, an 'easter egg', or what? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece
on May 17, 2012 -
I'm trying to read Duncan's essay,"What Fundamentalists Need for Their Salvation". Now I 'd like to know about three phrases that he writes in it, " ....plaster our cars with bumper stickers that say 1,2, and 3, and leave it at that."
1) Mean People Suck
2) No Billionaire Left Behind
3) Who would Jesus Bomb?
Are all the phrases popular? What do you want to say by plastering your cars with them?Does it show that you are a cool onlooker or something? I have no idea.
posted by mizukko
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Just had our car registered with the DMV and got the 2012 tags. Also took it into the mechanic. His advice was to get another car, because this one is about shot. I haven't put the stickers on the car yet. Should I save them for the new car we'll be getting in less than two months? Will this save me money? Or is it non-transferrable to the new vehicle?
posted by Spyder's Game
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Looking for recommendations for print shops in California (or close by) that can print full color stickers on a roll. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop
on Apr 18, 2011 -
This summer, on the road in NH, stopped at a light, a car pulls up besides us with a (round?) sticker on the trunk saying "Eat something, you'll feel better." Anyone knows where to find that online? This is likely on 107 or highway 4.
posted by gijsvs
on Nov 19, 2010 -
I pulled the transparent sizing information tag off of the front of a new T-shirt. Now there is a big patch of adhesive on my new T-shirt. :( Help! [more inside]
posted by circular
on Jun 12, 2010 -
Help me find a place to buy the "I noticed that you're gangster" image as a bumper sticker for my car. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Feb 23, 2010 -
What does the "UP" bumper sticker mean? It is a blue square with white letters "UP" in the center, observed in the DC area. [more inside]
posted by peeedro
on Nov 3, 2009 -
I want to get a couple (or 4?) of vinyl stickers made (about 3"x3") that are white with a negative background to decorate my girlfriend's fleet of bikes. Obviously, this isn't a bulk order... Has anyone had experience with this? Any recommendations?
Similar questions HAVE been asked, but i'm looking for vinyl cut stickers, not printed ones. I can only find sites that do bulk orders, or JUMBO decals.
posted by nitor
on Jul 8, 2009 -
What does the blue flag with a wavy white line (horizontal, I believe) represent? [more inside]
posted by sicem07
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Question for Montrealers! In the past few years I have noticed that some stores display a sticker on their front door that features a tree and roots and (sometimes) the words "La famille". It has a white field and the tree is cartoon-ey, green and brown. The caption is written in some kind of cursive font. [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Mar 25, 2009 -
What does it mean when a used laptop is advertised as having Windows XP installed and coming with a COA sticker? Without having a Windows install cd, is there any benefit to having such a sticker? Would it, for example, permit one to call MS and obtain a new install disk for Windows XP?
posted by washburn
on Jan 15, 2009 -
I have a shoebox full of RAM sticks that I want to make some art out of. What should I use to soak the stickers off? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Jan 5, 2009 -
I once found a sticker that said something to the effect of "those who would say that any kind of love is wrong, don't really know anything about love at all" ... I would like to find it again, can you help? [more inside]
posted by fogonlittlecatfeet
on Jun 29, 2008 -
For school, we are required to have this bumper sticker on either our back bumpers or back windshield. I am highly anti-bumper sticker, so I have not even considered placing the sticker on my bumper, thats out of the question. Is there an "easy" way or method or trick to place the sticker on the inside of my back windshield that can be easily removed?
posted by shabazosu
on Mar 11, 2008 -
help me find a picture of a specific Hello Kitty sticker. [more inside]
posted by ilsa
on Aug 18, 2007 -
What does the bumper sticker depicting something akin to a deer-crossing sign mean? The sticker looks like a deer-crossing sign except that instead of a deer, some other deer-like animal is depicted (springbox? ibex? impala?). I have seen the sticker with regularity on cars in eastern states.
posted by kellygreen
on Apr 23, 2007 -
At my (security-sensitive) work we all get badges. Sometimes we leave them at home. Sometimes we need to bring a visitor in. Then we get temporary badges. These badges have an interesting fading sticker on them. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by Xoder
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Does anyone know where I can buy a bumper sticker that says "The closer you get, the slower I go" in the Perth metro area?
posted by krisjohn
on Jul 19, 2006 -
I'm working on a craft-type project that, when finished, will involve adhering large nylon panels to plastic or metal surfaces. I've done a few sample versions of this by covering cardstock in cloth tape, putting my image on the tape, and then using more of the matching cloth tape to adhere the panel to the surface. There has to be a better way to do this with the nylon, though - is there such a thing as large double-sided adhesive sheets that can turn a reasonably light piece of cloth/sythetic/paper into what's essentially a giant sticker?
posted by OverlappingElvis
on Jun 24, 2006 -
I just got a used car that has tinted windows. I'm not sure if they're factory-installed or after-market (is there a way to tell?). Anyway, I'm going to be putting a parking sticker inside on a window. Will the sticker be a problem removing in a year? Will that tear off the film? Thanks.
posted by tommassit
on Jun 13, 2006 -
Two cryptic bumper stickers spotted separately in Chicago, do you know what they mean? (1) "You Will Be Safe." (2) "Maroon Life -- a Life of Resistance." [more inside]
posted by Mid
on Apr 28, 2006 -
Where can I order custom vinyl stickers? There's too many choices on teh interweb! [more inside]
posted by whatitis
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Is there any way to recharge electrostatic vinyl cling decals? You know, the kind that stick to glass without adhesive.
posted by jjg
on Dec 5, 2005 -
How do you get that sticky glue residue off of the the back/front of things (e.g. a book) that a sticker used to be on? [more inside]
posted by Stauf
on Nov 2, 2005 -
Can anyone suggest equipment to produce custom photographic quality *small-sized* (anywhere from 1/2" to 2") stickers with custom shapes? [more inside]
posted by edjusted
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Since there have been a couple of bumber sticker questions...
It's been awhile since I've seen one so I'm going from memory. I think the logo has a black capital 'A' on a horizontal blue bar as a background with black bars above and below the blue bar. Anybody seen this before?
posted by tayknight
on May 31, 2005 -