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post #1 of 15 Old 08-25-2007, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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FRACKING Stickers!

Well did a search on the forums to see what is the best way to get rid of those damn stickers.... Most of the stickers came off really easy, went to crappy tire and bought some Goo Gone, what a freaking waste of money, it didnt help with the left on adhesive at all. not to mention the sticker on the tank wont come off, although I have managed to remove a clear plastic layer off the sticker, so now the sticker itself is sticky, and still stuck on!! grrrr..... PITA
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-25-2007, 01:59 PM
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Yeah, a real bitch. I mostly used my fingernails and Goo Gone. It worked, but definitely took some doing.

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Heat.

Go grab a hairdryer, slowly heat up the sticker, and use PATIENCE. Get a corner worked up and SLOWLY pull the sticker off in one piece. It's going to take hours. Accept it, grab a cold 6 pack and settle in.

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Heat.

Go grab a hairdryer, slowly heat up the sticker, and use PATIENCE. Get a corner worked up and SLOWLY pull the sticker off in one piece. It's going to take hours. Accept it, grab a cold 6 pack and settle in.
The "Cold" 6 pack is to cool your fingers from the heat of the hairdryer....

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Do a search on stickers. It's been covered many times.

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Heat.

Go grab a hairdryer, slowly heat up the sticker, and use PATIENCE. Get a corner worked up and SLOWLY pull the sticker off in one piece. It's going to take hours. Accept it, grab a cold 6 pack and settle in.
Heat gun works even better with a smooth plastic putty knife to ease up the heated goo, didn't take me quite that long, but patience is of the essence.

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Patience and heat is really all that is needed. Well....I also agree with the 6 pack comment.:mrgreen:

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Take your cicle to a local paint and body shop. They can remove every sticker you want and wax it for next to nothing

You may just be suprised how a cold beer affects adhesive compounds.:rolleyes:

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Do a search on stickers. It's been covered many times.
I did do a search, thats how I ended up with a worthless product such as goo gone.... Patience is the key.....


I got the sticker off, now just to get all the glue that it left..
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Have you tried WD-40? It is very good at removing sticky messes. I used the Goo Gone on mine and they came right off, but my bike was right out of the crate at the time and the stickes hadn't had a chance to cook in the sun. Give the WD-40 a try, I've used it before and it works well.


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