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    Taking sticker glue off of sayas

    I've bought a few wood sayas from Korin and the stickers they use leave a film of glue after you take them off. I want to try and stain them eventually, but I imagine I would need to take the glue off first.

    According to the Korin website, they're made from Hinoki wood. Has anyone here had success taking sticker glue from price stickers off of these wood sayas?
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    I always heat and humidify stickers on anything when I am removing them. Either with a pot/kettle of water, or just very patiently with my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    I always heat and humidify stickers on anything when I am removing them. Either with a pot/kettle of water, or just very patiently with my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    I always heat and humidify stickers on anything when I am removing them. Either with a pot/kettle of water, or just very patiently with my breath.
    Crap. I already took them off. I guess I can still try doing this but I'm a little worried since the wood is light and seems to be porous, this may cause the wood to warp.
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    You could try sticking some painters tape on the leftover adhesive, then try removing as Eamon suggested.

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    Mineral oil is good for removing glue residue, and if you use it all over the saya it will help the later stain to absorb evenly.
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    Mineral spirits or acetone. GooGone will work, but the saya will smell faintly of oranges for a while.

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    If I use mineral oil, I'm assuming I will have to still scrape off the glue, right?

    Will mineral spirits or acetone stain the wood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    You need a job where you work around people...
    Just the opposite, in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post

    Will mineral spirits or acetone stain the wood?
    Not in my experience. Acetone will raise the grain a bit, but sandpaper will smooth it.

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