Bands with too much glue.........

Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
How do you remove a stubborn band . If it's my first time to try one I like to save the band, but what's a good way to remove i when it's impossiblly glued and it's obviously gonna tear? Just smoked a 'core" and I destroyed the band because there was too much glue. :( What do I do next time? I've heard some of you guys mention using a razor blade. Any advice?

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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,757 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smoke it down close
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  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    If you want to save it, then I would recommend using an x-acto knife. You can be precise enough with it to not damage the wrapper leaf. I don't like waiting until the cigar burns down, however. Dealing with a longer stick is easier and safer when removing the band.
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭✭
    Smoke it for a little bit though, it loosens the glue somewhat. The knife is the way to go, just be careful not to cut the wrapper leaf.

  • macs-smokesmacs-smokes Posts: 587
    Touch of soft flame.
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't be a band geek. Rip it off.

    I love this box of Nestor Reserve 2000 I grabbed off the knock down shelf. Sharp edged rectangular box pressed robustos with delicate wrappers and tight tight glue. I defy you to remove a band intact. Burnt one just last night. Rip 'em bands, I say.

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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    macs-smokes:
    Touch of soft flame.
    Ha! Funny you should mention that. I tried that trick on the "Core" but before I did I had first tried to peel the band to see if it would come off. So,......The leading edge of the band was raised a little bit,..............(Can you guess what happened yet?)........ I lit the band on fire. Told ya' I destroyed it. LOL
  • ddubridgeddubridge Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭
    Its kinda hard to do with a box pressed, but if you roll the band in your fingers it helps to seperate the two overlaping sections. I move to the razor blade after that.
  • brianetz1brianetz1 St. Louis, MOPosts: 4,135 ✭✭✭
    ddubridge:
    Its kinda hard to do with a box pressed, but if you roll the band in your fingers it helps to seperate the two overlaping sections. I move to the razor blade after that.
    this is what i do....smoke it right up to it and roll it and normally it will come, but i agree there are some that won't come off like the Core. I think it has to do with paper construction of the band also.....the core band is on what seems to be basic paper rather than a thicker, more glossy paper.
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    brianetz1:
    ddubridge:
    Its kinda hard to do with a box pressed, but if you roll the band in your fingers it helps to seperate the two overlaping sections. I move to the razor blade after that.
    this is what i do....smoke it right up to it and roll it and normally it will come, but i agree there are some that won't come off like the Core. I think it has to do with paper construction of the band also.....the core band is on what seems to be basic paper rather than a thicker, more glossy paper.
    That's right. The Core band seemed like paper bag paper. Probably soaks up the glue and holds it tight.
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,280 ✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, this is one band I didn't really want to save, it was so ugly.
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  • twistedstemtwistedstem jacksonville floridaPosts: 3,786 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i try to save as many as i can,for obviuos reasons.most of the time just smoking them down to the band works.if its tricky i hold it up against a hot cup of coffee for awhile.
    For a moment i dont even care.. Until i feel its hand on my neck

  • PAtoNHPAtoNH Posts: 430
    ya know… so many cigars have gigantic bands, foot wrappers etc. that it really bugs me when they glue them to the cigar… it just seems really lazy for a product that is advertised as "premium". Whenever I tear a wrapper because the band has been glued to the cigar a little part me dies…. :(
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