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fredavner Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 9:18 a.m. PST

Got a couple of games that a previous owner laminated.
Any ideas on how to de-laminate and remove the plastic cover ( it's rigid)


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 11:19 a.m. PST

If there is a way, it's almost certainly more trouble than just buying a new map, or slicing the rigid one into box-sized pieces.

But I don't think there is a way.

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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 11:59 a.m. PST

Take it to a local office supply shop. They likely have large format, color, photo copiers. It will cost a few dollars, per copy, but then you will have copies to do whatever you want.

I've used my local store a few times for this. They also will likely offer laminating services, as well, for a few dollars more.

If you have any old, out-of-print maps, or even posters, that you would like to use, without damaging the original copy, this is the way to go. Cheers!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 2:00 p.m. PST

I would expect the de-lamination process to destroy whatever the plastic adheres to. The stuff only seems to come loose when you don't want it to, and then never everywhere. I could be wrong, but you'll only get one shot. Sgt Slag seems to have a very good idea.

Zephyr118 Oct 2023 2:19 p.m. PST

You will never be able to de-laminate it. Even if you separate the plastic sheets, the paper will stick to them, and then the only way to get the paper off is to scrape it off in small amounts with a razor blade. Get them copied, instead…

fredavner Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2023 5:53 p.m. PST

Thanks all….

Pythagoras21 Oct 2023 10:51 a.m. PST

You can try a heat gun. It might ruin it though. Really depends on the adhesive used.

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