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Seems AUTOart is aware of the sticker residue that is a concern of many collectors.

I opened a AUTOart MB AMG SClass tonight to find not four, but eight stickers holding the trunk and hood in place, two on each corner. After shaking my head in disgust, I went to put it back in the box to be cleaned and displayed at a later time. Thats when I noticed on the inner flap, a highlighted area with this statement:

"If you find any adhesive residue left after peeling off the round stickers, please use softwax and terrycloth to clean."

So I figure what the hey, the BCS already screwed the college football season up, whats a little sticker residue
(sorry but had to toss that cheap shot in there).

So I grab the GMP Cleaning Kit and off to cleaning and polishing I go. Elapsed time= 14:37(min/sec) Results yielded=residue free model
:finger:

I personally think AUTOart is one of the premiere companies in the diecast industry, providing great product and customer service. However, my position on the stickers still stand; get rid of them. I vigourously contend that I should have to spend close to 15 minutes cleaning a new model to display.

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X, question on the GMP kit. Have you played with the various products much? It contains the Yellow Wax, Final Inspection, and Show Car Glaze. What do you use and for what? :?:
 
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X, question on the GMP kit. Have you played with the various products much? It contains the Yellow Wax, Final Inspection, and Show Car Glaze. What do you use and for what? :?:
Richard,

all of these products you mentioned found in the GMP Kit seem to products of Meguiars. Prior to buying the Kit I used Meguiars Polish/Cleaner and had great results.

Of the kit itself, I only use the Yellow Wax and Final Inspection. The Yellow Wax brings a very nice and smooth shine. The Final Inspection just tops it off and adds to it.

The show car glaze is a bit of a different story, I don't like how it goes on (kinda liquidity) and I also don't like how it removes. Takes a little more elbow grease the the Yellow Wax. Maybe I need to experiment more with it to yield better results. :?
 

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Seems AUTOart is aware of the sticker residue that is a concern of many collectors.

I opened a AUTOart MB AMG SClass tonight to find not four, but eight stickers holding the trunk and hood in place, two on each corner. After shaking my head in disgust, I went to put it back in the box to be cleaned and displayed at a later time. Thats when I noticed on the inner flap, a highlighted area with this statement:

"If you find any adhesive residue left after peeling off the round stickers, please use softwax and terrycloth to clean."
I had the part about the terry cloth and wax on some AUTOart's 3 or 4 years ago. It is nothing new. :???:
 
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Seems AUTOart is aware of the sticker residue that is a concern of many collectors.

I opened a AUTOart MB AMG SClass tonight to find not four, but eight stickers holding the trunk and hood in place, two on each corner. After shaking my head in disgust, I went to put it back in the box to be cleaned and displayed at a later time. Thats when I noticed on the inner flap, a highlighted area with this statement:

"If you find any adhesive residue left after peeling off the round stickers, please use softwax and terrycloth to clean."
I had the part about the terry cloth and wax on some AUTOart's 3 or 4 years ago. It is nothing new. :???:
True... I've seen this advice printed before myself :???: :???:
 

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I had the part about the terry cloth and wax on some AUTOart's 3 or 4 years ago. It is nothing new. :???:
All of my AUTOart cars that I had to clean up glue goo came with that notice.
 

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Yeah, I had an earlier thread about this on my M3 when the stickers peeled off pretty easily and I thought they switched adhesive. I guess I'm not the only one now to notice this. :knutkck:

I guess AUTOart does listen! So, listen AUTOart, GIVE US THE M5 :???: :???: :???:
 

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Maybe you're right...but the new model came with diff type of adhesive.
Not those old stickers anymore . :angel:
So, the Bentley came with a new kind of sticker, eh?
 
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Maybe you're right...but the new model came with diff type of adhesive.
Not those old stickers anymore . :angel:
So, the Bentley came with a new kind of sticker, eh?
Ya don't sound convinced... neither am I yet. It's one of those "believe it when I see it!" moments.

I really hope they have changed the gum though... :gdi:
 

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Am, I think you didn't get my play with words: the Bentley is sealed, so it doesn't need stickers.
 
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Am, I think you didn't get my play with words: the Bentley is sealed, so it doesn't need stickers.
:roll: ..... ah haaaaa..... the penny's dropped!! :sm:

Just call me thick LUW
 
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another thing that annoys me about AUTOart is that sometimes the boot, bonnet and sometimes vertically opening doors won't stay open!!!! even Bburago and maisto can do it so y can't AUTOart?????
 

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Yeah, it does happen with AUTOart's cars, but not all of them. Of the ones I have, that only happens with the 917K #23 and TS020 #3.
 
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