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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-19-2018, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Removing decals

What is the best way to remove decals?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2018, 12:14 AM
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Use a heat gun, to remove the sticky from the surface use petrol.

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I too would suggest a heat gun , be careful with the heat it you are saving the paint under neath , for the glue I like Goof Off or some of the knock offs of it --------if you don't care about the paint then a razor blade scraper
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I only use this. Use this after the heat gun, this removes that sticky junk and leaves your bike smelling like oranges. This also guarantees it won't remove paint.
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I should add here, DONT be tempted to use methylated spirits, denatured alcohol, white spirits, paint thinner or anything along those lines. Almost everything in the automotive industry is ‘petrol proof’, all those listed above will create white blemishes where you have rubbed away at the sticky.
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Like the other guys, heat gun and then Goo Gone or Goof Off (Goof Off being stronger so be careful not to melt plastic with it)

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If you have access to one, a hot water pressure washer does a good job also, it needs to be hot around 220F and about 2gpm, you can get the painted surface to original, but the sun fade will always leave a mark
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I have had better luck with a hair dryer, many heat guns get too hot too fast on you, key IMO is heat and slowly pull on them
longer there on the harder many can be to come off, but never had any that wouldn;t come off with some patience and heat!
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I have a heat gun with 2 settings , on high I think I could cook a meal ! High don't get used too much
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I also know WD-40 works, Peanut butter, One of those Pink Pencil Eraser, Mayonnaise, White Vinegar ........to get the sticky junk off.

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