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It has to be really bad for to me to try to reapply a sticker but when I'm desperate, I make sure the piece is clean as possible and then I take a razor knife and carefully slide it under the loosest looking edge. Anything else tends to leave a little wrinkled, dogeared look in the corner. Once there's a flap, I take tweezers and gently peel it off.
Depending on the age of the set and sticker, there's a high likelihood that you will lose some "stickiness" doing this.
But at that point, I'd rather forego the sticker than live with the efforts of a "blind monkey with no thumbs". :)
^^ Me too. When building sets myself, I don't bother with them at all unless it's a model I want to display, and then it has to be PERFECT.
I'll test the least risky first, and try the more aggressive stuff later (heatgun/steam). As it's a played with set, if I damage anything, I'll just resign it to the spares drawer - it didn't cost a great deal.
A) Get all the glue to stay on the sticker itself
B) be careful not to gouge the plastic underneath (unless the brick you are removing from is in bad condition and you were going to get rid of it anyway)
I always ask that they send Stickers in a regular letter size envelope (If it will fit) with a standard first class stamp. I sometimes buy 2 sets of Stickers if it's cheap enough, to have one as spare, or I mess up applying one.
As I rebuilt a lot of 80's sets this is usually not good enough and the knife is required... if you can just peel up the corner, being careful not to crease or cut it, then then peel off the rest with you figures.. Also do not pull straight back on it, pull away, or the sticker will 'curl' in you fingers making harder to re add to another piece or different place.