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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know the easiest way to remove the black and white stickers on the left side of the front of the frame They seem to be a pain !!!

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Part of my job requires a lot of label removal from painted surfaces. I cannot speak for removal of decals. My advice is for a label applied with an adhesive back. If you can use a fingernail or something that won't scratch paint to lift an edge and peel the label off intact that will be your first step. The next step is spray the remaining adhesive generously with WD40 which will soften it. Wipe it off with a scrubbing motion. Repeat as necessary until no adhesive remains. Remove the WD 40 with soap and water or rubbing alcohol. If the label just won't come off in one piece then use a popsicle stick to push at the edges while keeping the surface wet with WD 40. It may take seemingly forever but you will eventually get the label off without damaging the paint.

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This is good info, and I'm sure has been covered to death. But I'm here, so is John.

So John; WD40 won't damage the paint? I'm dying to get rid of the damn orange and white warning label on my tank.
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I removed both french and english on tank, it took awhile but using your fingernail and goo gone eventually took it off. Unfortunately the paint has changed somewhat in colour where the stickers were located. I wish they put those stickers elsewhere at he factory.

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I'm actually happy they put that sticker there, how else would I have known that gas is so dangerous !

So Warden, was the color change immediate, or was it a gradual change? Just wondering if your tank paint faded before the removal, or if the adhesive they use can cause the paint to change with sunlight after the warning was removed?
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Ive used a little gasoline in the past and washed it off imediately followed with waxing and detailing Is that ok

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I peeled my gas tank sticker off with fingers and wiped adhesive off with gas and cleaned off washed and waxed and it worked great BUT these two labels on the front of the frame with the tire pressure etc,.. are a bitch

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I used gasoline Just a little and it worked great took seconds I washed it right off Its just as if i spilled a little gas on my tank while fueling and got it right off So far so good I also used gas on my previous bike But these stickers on the frame bar rounded wont even start pealing with my fingers for some reason Didnt know if there was something i could put over the sticker its self to loosen it up to come off easier the adhesive is a cake walk

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No way would i peel any sticker off with my nails.. Get a heat gun or still your girls blow dryer.

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I'm actually happy they put that sticker there, how else would I have known that gas is so dangerous !

So Warden, was the color change immediate, or was it a gradual change? Just wondering if your tank paint faded before the removal, or if the adhesive they use can cause the paint to change with sunlight after the warning was removed?
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If you don't take the sticker off right away the sun slightly fades the paint everywhere except under the sticker where it's covered/protected.
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