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post #1 of 22 Old 05-24-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is WD40 safe on a helmet

I want to remove a reflective sticker I applied to me helmet (Shoei Qwest- flT black I'd it matters), will WD40 or alcohol damage the finish?
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post #2 of 22 Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 PM
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I've used a citrus based label remover on a helmet without trouble, that may be fairly close to WD40. Isopropyl alcohol will prolly be okay, but I dunno if I'd trust denatured alcohol.

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It was a 3m diamond reflective sticker. It's just too stiff to follow the cOntour of the helmet
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I have had good luck with peanut butter on the adheisive., not chunky though.

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I've had denatured alcohol take paint off a helmet. I never had a problem with WD40 though.

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Nce again, Grey to the rescue. Thanks
How do I get the WD40 off.
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Nce again, Grey to the rescue. Thanks
How do I get the WD40 off.
Denatured alcohol :biggrinjester:

Seriously though, I've used WD40 to remove tar and stuff from plastics with no ill effect. Athletic departments use something to remove decals from football helmets, but I can't remember what it's called. A phone call or two to the local high school could probably get the info.
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I haven't done an exhaustive analysis, but I'd recommend using no lubricant of any kind on any of the rotating parts of a helmet that has rotating parts -- flip-up face shields and the chin bars of modulars.

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WD40

Um...read the question "before" you answer...

question had nothing to do with lubrication.

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