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    I bought a Game Gear from a guy a few weeks back. Well, he had lost the battery covers and so covered them with electrical tape. So that electrical tape was covering the battery slots for several years, possibly longer. I took the tape off and it is covered with residue. I have been applying Goo Gone on and off since I bought it, but no progress has been made in removing the residue. Any advice? Maybe a Magic Eraser?
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    this WILL remove that gunk probably on the first try, unfortunatly it MAY take some (or all!) of the black finish off as well. oh and wear some cheap rubber gloves this stuff can make your hands a bit raw. http://www.uclean.com/catalog/produc...r_cleaner.html
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    Try using a hair dryer and heating up the residue. Then use the pad of your thumb or finger to roll it off. You might have a big fat blister when you're finished but you're Game Gear will love you.

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    alternatively scrap the case and forge a new one out of cast iron!
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    Mr Clean Magic Eraser changed my life...do it...do it now

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    At work where I remanufacture HP Deskjet/Officejet/Photosmart printers, we remove every crap with something called Plastic Cleaner.. I think it's called Plastik Clean or something like that. It comes in a metal can with a white cap.

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    Try lighter fluid.

    Mr. Clean magic eraser is going to scratch up the plastic.
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    i use tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, or shellite (a type of cigarette lighter or camping stove fluid). none are instant, but usually things that melt sticker goo instantly will ruin the plastic. both tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil leave their own residue if theyre pure, get them diluted.

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    apply/soak the "GOO GONE" to a piece of cotton cloth and then rub it to the GG.
    Last edited by ooXxXoo; 08-03-2008 at 06:44 PM.
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