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post #1 of 27 Old 01-09-2005, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Removing warning label

Does anyone know how to remove the warning label on the gas tank without scratching the paint?

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-09-2005, 06:18 PM
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Usually labels need heating before removal. You can use a drying fan for that purpose but definitely not a torch. :lol:
post #3 of 27 Old 01-09-2005, 07:02 PM
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Get out a hair dryer and heat up the entire label for a couple of minutes, then go back to one corner of the label with the hair dryer and try to gently pick up the corner with your finger nail. When you get a corner started, keep the hair dryer behind the label and pull real slow. Your fingers might get a little warm but it should work. Any residue left comes off nice with a clean rag sprayed with WD-40. I used to work in a body shop so this is easy for me.
post #4 of 27 Old 01-12-2005, 11:13 AM
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MIne just peeled off without any heat. I just got a corner up with my fingernail and peeled very slowly.
post #5 of 27 Old 01-15-2005, 08:53 PM
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I picked off the surface of my stickers as best as I could without waisting too much time and then used a rag with kerosene (have it in the garage for cleaning my chain). Worked great. Of course, the kerosene can probably take your paint off, too, if you if they stay in contact long enough.
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post #6 of 27 Old 01-17-2005, 03:31 PM
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I always use WD40, do it when it's warm.
post #7 of 27 Old 03-04-2005, 05:04 AM
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Hairdrier Question

Will a hairdrier, as described by Petey, do the trick on the Suzuki labels on the tank? I like the V-Strom badge but not the cheap plastic Suzuki stickers. Any advice would be appreciated - I will then have to borrow a hairdrier as I don't have much call for one nowadays! :roll: Cheers, Scoop
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post #8 of 27 Old 03-04-2005, 07:14 AM
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I used a razor blade, and carefully peeled it up, then used "Goof off" to get the Gummy stuff off. Donít use GOOF OFF on plastic parts!!
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post #9 of 27 Old 03-07-2005, 06:52 AM
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Thanks Swedge - sounds like a job for a sober individual with a steady hand - now..... where do I find such a person! :? Cheers Scoop
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post #10 of 27 Old 03-27-2011, 03:13 PM
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I can confirm that instructions here are good - took me a few minutes to remove the ugly tank warning decal.

Some hair dryer (not on the same point and not too close) and finger nails to take it off (5 minutes of wrestling with the adhesive stuff).
Then a little bit WD-40 and a cloth to remove the adhesive stuff.

The tank is now clean and shiny - no scratches or traces of the original decal.

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