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How should I fix a peeling label?

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#1 scoobasteave OFFLINE  


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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 5:36 PM

Whats the best way to fix a peeling or off label on an atari game? glue stick?

#2 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 6:17 PM

Glue in general no idea what eles to do

#3 Ataritard OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 6:27 PM

Whats the best way to fix a peeling or off label on an atari game? glue stick?

I use super glue because it dries very thin, but I've heard good things about glue sticks as well.

#4 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 8:57 PM

I use a Ross stick glue stick. No noticeable bad side effects after 10 years. As far as crazy glue, I am not sure if it will mess up the label after time.

#5 kyle OFFLINE  



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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 10:47 PM

I've even used elemers school type clue.

#6 ManCaveArcade OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 9:46 AM

I use a Q-Tip and a Photo Mount spray adhesive. Spray the Q-Tip until it is dripping and very carefully apply the glue under the label and on the cart. Use a cloth style paper towel and Rub the label very carefully (Beware, you can rub off the ink on some old labels if you push too hard) Next, apply a weight on top of the label and let dry for 30 minutes. Every cart label that I saved with this method has came out perfect and I love to rescue old beat up atari boxes and carts.......

I hope this helps!

#7 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 2:43 PM

IIRC there is a special acid-free stamp collecting archival glue that will not cause any ink spotting or damage, but it's pretty prohibitively expensive for most carts (anything under $50 or so probably is more cost-effective to simply replace) and has to be ordered direct from either Belgium or Germany, which makes shipping even more prohibitively expensive depending on the cart.

Photo mount adhesive is probably the best bet, since it's acid-free and will last the longest without chemically interacting with the label surface.



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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:08 PM

I didn't believe the "glue stick" suggestion until I tried it. I have no long term stability testing to report, but I can say that it makes the label stick.

Edited by BigO, Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:08 PM.

#9 Deteacher OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 12:58 PM

I've always used glue sticks and never once had a problem.

#10 SlowCoder OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 3:25 PM

Glue sticks. And if you need to remove the label later, get it damp and it should be fairly easy to take off.

#11 Lodmot OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 3:27 PM

I used double-sided scotch tape on my berzerk cart.
So far, it's held up okay, but it hasn't been 10 years. XD
It's also nice in that it binds the label to the cart instantly.

#12 atari181 ONLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 3:32 PM

Glue Sticks are Best, Dont Listen to Lodmot, he Is Nuts!

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