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Old 10-05-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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Wha't's the best way to remove stickers from your bike with out damaging the paint? :dontknow:
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use a hair dryer to heat it up real good and then it will peal right off, then you can use some brake cleaner to remove the glue residue but, make sure you spray the brake cleaner on a rag and then wipe the sticky area, never spray that directly on the plastic.
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I used lighter fluid.
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I just did this on my bike and had a of a time doing it. I asked around antd tried all the different methods. The newer your bike is the easier it is to do. I used the hair dryer and it takes for ever, and after the stickers were heated up I started peeling and the stickers seperated into the 2 parts. The clear coat part ant the actual label part. The clear coat part came right off but the label part sucked. I would not come of in one piece and tore into like 326 pieces. The best I could do was to chip it off with my finger nail, which I did not want to do at first for fear of scratching the paint but it did not scratch. So then tried lighter fluid on one of the stickers sticky residue which worked a little but it took so much rubbing that the rag I used left little scratches :BangHead: in the clear coat. I was ! I had heard that WD40 worked so I tried that on the next sticker and after using like half a can I decided there had to be a better way. I tried rubbing alcahol which did not work I even tried VODKA :icon_bigg which did not work. Then I heard about 3M Adhesive Remover. I went down to the local Orielly's and picked up a can in the paint section. Works like a charm! Sprat it on count to 30 and wipe it off, it was that easy. Save yourself some time, trouble and scratches and get the 3m. Sorry for the long post but I thought my experience would be helpful.
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I just did this on my bike and had a of a time doing it. I asked around antd tried all the different methods. The newer your bike is the easier it is to do. I used the hair dryer and it takes for ever, and after the stickers were heated up I started peeling and the stickers seperated into the 2 parts. The clear coat part ant the actual label part. The clear coat part came right off but the label part sucked. I would not come of in one piece and tore into like 326 pieces. The best I could do was to chip it off with my finger nail, which I did not want to do at first for fear of scratching the paint but it did not scratch. So then tried lighter fluid on one of the stickers sticky residue which worked a little but it took so much rubbing that the rag I used left little scratches :BangHead: in the clear coat. I was ! I had heard that WD40 worked so I tried that on the next sticker and after using like half a can I decided there had to be a better way. I tried rubbing alcahol which did not work I even tried VODKA :icon_bigg which did not work. Then I heard about 3M Adhesive Remover. I went down to the local Orielly's and picked up a can in the paint section. Works like a charm! Sprat it on count to 30 and wipe it off, it was that easy. Save yourself some time, trouble and scratches and get the 3m. Sorry for the long post but I thought my experience would be helpful.

Thank you VERY much. Sounds like you had a of a time but ended up finding what works in the real world.
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Hair Dryer then 3M Adhessive Remover.
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I stripped all the stickers this past spring. I was able to get most of them off just by peeling them slowly.

Use an old credit card to help work up the edges. I used alcohol wipes and goo-off for some of the remaining residue. No scratches what so ever.
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