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I was just wondering because my tank sticker is starting to peel but leaving the bottom bit.

Fake CF stuff with the plastic top coming off and leaving the metal piece on the tank

How would you remove it without damaging the tanks paint?
 

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I used a knife to carefully pry the edges up and just ripped it off in chunks, then used a solvent to get the remaining glue off (eucalyptus oil is quite good for this). If you don't feel comfortable with a knife perhaps a plastic spatula would work.

I have heard that warming it up first with a hairdryer or something like that will make the glue more pliable, and hence make the pad easier to remove.
 

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When I wanted to de sticker my fairings I asked rthis question. Just use a hair dryer and slowly peel back the sticker. Its actually very easy. I wouldn't use a heat gun, you will risk melting or warping the paint.
 

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IMO a hair dryer doesnt put out enough heat and takes too long, its not hard to use a heat gun and not damage the paint, just use a bit of common sence, and keep checking how hot the paints getting with your hand, if you cant touch it then its getting too hot.

again common sence really.
 

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viper33 said:
im not sure, but wouldnt wd 40 work?
I think i'll lay off the oils for now im scrapped for cash, thinking about getting something from MCA as their having their something bday 10% selected stuff
 
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I would advise agains a heat gun on your FUEL tank.... I know its not a flame, but just to be safe, I would use a solvent. But i am a pussy when it comes to burns :p
 

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I'll stick to the hair dryer when I'm looking for the sticker that I like, no more carbon fiber look crap. Time to match the helmet XR1100-Sever2 :p
 

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wd 40 only costs about 5 bucks and you can get it from coles
not sure if it'll work, but i had some really sticky tape and stickers on my rear fairing and with wd 40 i was able to get rid of them very quickly without any damage to my fairings

on a side note, used it on my trackies once to take gum off it, worked a charm
 

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You sound like that guy from 'My big fat greek wedding' who thinks windex solves everything.
 

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Notice how the majority of sydney posters have hair dryers... :D

GHEY lol
 

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oonini said:
Want to borrow my Blowtorch jack? hahaha
I'll blowtorch your eye haha

I have a hair dryer that its broken but its heat limit is screwed so you can melt plastic with it
 

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oonini said:
Want to borrow my Blowtorch jack? hahaha
I'll blowtorch your eye haha

I have a hair dryer that its broken but its heat limit is screwed so you can melt plastic with it

+1 to hairdryer.
that shit melts plastic like a motherfucker after a short while.

r.i.p keyboard
 
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