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post #1 of 31 Old 06-16-2006, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid @#$% decals

I did a search, but it didn't really help me... I took the left side decal off my 650K6 today, and it left a dollar-bill size area of glue. I threw everything I had at it, and barely made a dent.

What have you guys used that really worked? I've removed decals from cars and bikes over the years, and I've never seen anything like this...

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WD40 may work?
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Goo Gone. It will take virtually any kind of adhesive residue off and not harm the paint. You can find it at any decent department store.

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alcohol. soak a rag and apply to the glue for a while. it will come right off after soaking but will stay sticky. use the beforementioned stuff for final cleanup. this is the voice of experience.

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Denatured alcohol, you'll be amazed how fast the glue will wipe away.

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Jack Daniels. It won't do anything to the adhesive, but you won't care...

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Acrysol

Made by Kent, available at almost every car dealership. It is specificaly designed to remove adhesive from painted finishes and it works better than anything else.

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Just got done removing all the decals from my new 1000K6. The decal on the right side frame is a #@[email protected]#!! and takes a bit of fingernail scraping. I got a bit tired and went into the kitchen . . . . In Search Of . . . . and found just what I was looking for. In the utensil drawer there was a teflon pancake flipper with a relatively sharp edge. Took it out and that decal came flying off.

Yes, it did leave a bit of residue. I cleaned it up with some brake cleaner and it's gone.

However, I've also used:

o Goo-Gone

o WD-40

o Mineral Spirits

o Lacquer Thinner

in the past to remove the residue.

Came clean and looks a whole lot better without all those pesky stickers all over the bike. Kind of like to remove the "Do Not Use While Standing in Water" stickers from hair dryers too!



Look Ma, no stickers!






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Just got done removing all the decals from my new 1000K6. The decal on the right side frame is a #@[email protected]#!! and takes a bit of fingernail scraping. I got a bit tired and went into the kitchen . . . . In Search Of . . . . and found just what I was looking for. In the utensil drawer there was a teflon pancake flipper with a relatively sharp edge. Took it out and that decal came flying off.

Yes, it did leave a bit of residue. I cleaned it up with some brake cleaner and it's gone.

However, I've also used:

o Goo-Gone

o WD-40

o Mineral Spirits

o Lacquer Thinner

in the past to remove the residue.

Came clean and looks a whole lot better without all those pesky stickers all over the bike. Kind of like to remove the "Do Not Use While Standing in Water" stickers from hair dryers too!



Look Ma, no stickers!






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