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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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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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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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