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Old 03-21-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Sticker removal from gas tank

I was able to remove the factory sticker some time ago on the top of my gas tank however it left some residue that water/microfiber rags won't remove.

What can I use safely to remove this without damaging the paint on my tank?
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Bike manufacturers like to use the same glue as whats used on the space shuttle to hold together.

However, there are alot of different house hold cleaners that will do the trick.
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3M makes Adhesive Remover, you can find it at O'reillys or any automotive paint and body supply store. Works like magic.
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ive used gasoline before but never on a painted surface.
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I was able to remove the factory sticker some time ago on the top of my gas tank however it left some residue that water/microfiber rags won't remove.

What can I use safely to remove this without damaging the paint on my tank?
3M Adhesive Remover (aerosol can), red/white. Can be found at paint suppliers.

I used it on firetrucks to remove diamond grade striping without messing up paint.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:37 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys
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Make sure you wash the microfiber rag before scrubbing on it. They can leave light scratches you can see in the sunlight sometimes. Especially the ones from Auto Zone and O'Reilly's. On a side note, Costco has bags of 30 microfiber rags for like $15.
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ive used gasoline before but never on a painted surface.
Gasoline works fine on a painted metal surface. Makes a breeze out of taking the residue off.
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Gasoline works fine on a painted metal surface. Makes a breeze out of taking the residue off.
was just about to say this.. considering i spill some gas on the outside of my take 50% of the time

thx for the thread OP, i keep forgetting to take a few stickers off . i'm getting on those suckers
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blow dryer to heat the adhesive up then goo gone. works great
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3M makes Adhesive Remover. the name says it all. used it for years daily.
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You can find it at Home Depot.

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same . Both work.
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