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Old 07-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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removing safety stickers...

OK..I read all the old posts about removing stickers from your bike. I followed the advice of the people, and removed the stickers from the gas tank and fairing. I didn't use the 3M adhesive remover, however, I used Goof-Off. Everything worked fine. I have one sticker left, and this leads me to my question. The sticker is not on painted and clear-coated plastic. It's on pigmented and uncoated plastic. Therefore the plastic isn't "protected". If I use Goof-Off, it will damage the plastic. Will this 3M adhesive remover, that everyone is so fond of, damage the "unprotected" plastic?

Sorry for the length, but I wanted to be thorough.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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no it wont hurt the uncoated plastic...... i use 3m, goo gone and stuff called
orange peel on uncoated plastic at work all the time..... and none of them damage the plastics....just use a 'soft' rag...and dont use a lot of pressure
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If you're not sure about the chemicals messing with the surface, try it with a little heat first. Hair dryer on low setting might be all it needs if it hasn't been on there long (aka new bike, hasn't sat in the sun to dry out the sticker glue)
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3M is good stuff and typically won't interact with most plastics, even windscreens.
As Becca said though, if you're unsure, dab a little in a hidden area just to be sure.
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Thanks a lot for everyone's help.
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Leave the safety stickers on...
They add horse power
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Leave the safety stickers on...
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That's only the M/U ones!!:laughing6
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Sometimes if you add a little heat (like a blowdryer) the sticker will leave the adhesive behind.
A trick to remove it is, while the area is still warm put masking tape on the goo residue and then peel it off. Often it will come right up or you can try repeating several times.
If that doesnt work I usually go straight to 80 grit sandpaper.
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That's only the M/U ones!!:laughing6
Yup - even on the tractor!

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You should probably leave the safety stickers on.
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