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PreppyHippy



Location : Washington, DC
Registration date : 2012-09-18

PostSubject: Removing labels from tops of round and square tins   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:14 pm

Gentlemen and all ladies,
I want to start a project of saving the labels from the tins I smoke and sticking them on a backing board together. It's easy to remove the strips that go around the outside of C&D, GLP, McClelland, and etc. tins, but I had no luck getting the round label off the top of a Dunhill tin lid. Soaking didn't seem to work, but I might try it again anyway. Maybe I did it too long or too short a time, but it seemed to weaken the paper of the lable and strengthen the glue.

I wonder if anyone has any advice on how to remove these tin labels? When I smoke an Esoterica, a Dunhill, a Gawith, or one of the cellared Butera tins I'd love to save the label for my coming display board of tobacciana labels.

Thanks very much!
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Slide



Age : 55
Location : Benton, Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Removing labels from tops of round and square tins   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:18 pm

If they are stickers like on snuff tins try heating the underside of the lid slightly. That will help snuff labels peal off easily.
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monbla256

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Age : 72
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: Removing labels from tops of round and square tins   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:50 pm

The labels are supposed to be waterproof so they were probably applied with a heat activated glue. Try some heat either to the back of the lid or a hair drier on the label side.
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PreppyHippy



Location : Washington, DC
Registration date : 2012-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Removing labels from tops of round and square tins   Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:52 pm

Will do, gents. Thank you very much, Monbla and Slide.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Removing labels from tops of round and square tins   Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:13 am

Pro tip from a fellow label-weirdo: hair dryer on the opposite side of the label's stuck-to surface. Works ace.

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