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Buffing out stains on x201 (help)

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Buffing out stains on x201 (help)

#1 Post by undeadgarrison » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 am

I am looking for a way to buff out the stain left by a sticker that was on there for a good few years from the previous owner.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/185482332 ... ed-public/

There is a noticable stain form the adhesive there that was from the sticker and I have tried every way I know how to buff it out, but I'm not sure if there is a special trick or not.

I'm personally hoping that there is another way other then buying a new back for it because I just want it to look good as new. (or used)

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Re: Buffing out stains on x201 (help)

#2 Post by olex126 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:18 am

My usual go-to method of "sticker-trace" removal is applying "Goo-Gone", and while still wet, a very light buffing with with Magic Eraser or just a sponge. Clean-up with rubbing alcohol to remove the "Goo-Gone" residue.

I've never had 100 % success, but it greatly reduces the visible appearance of the stain.

Hope this helps.

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Dave
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