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Old 01-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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Warning sticker removal

I just bought an 03 sv650s and the previous owners left all the warning stickers on the gast tank and on some of the plastics. What is the best way to remove them? I heard that hot water and some wd40 works but I'm just scared something might go wrong. My other bike had a big square spot on the has tank where someone tried to take it off. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Heat gun or blow dryer and wd40
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On my previous bikes I used a heat gun (like the type you use for model airplanes, etc) to get the sticker nice and warm. The warmer the sticker is, the easier it will be to get off. From there I just used my finger nails to pick at it until I got the whole sticker off. There will be some resdiual goo to get off and WD-40 or Goo Gone will take that off with little effort. If you don't have access to a heat gun try a blow dryer or let it sit out in the sun for a couple of hours.
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Old 01-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #4
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Yea I've only used wd40...works every time
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Heat gun or blow dryer and wd40
best way hands down
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Hair dryer and then Honda spray polish. 3 SVs later and no issues.
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thanks for the tips. i'll try to use the heat with the WD 40 and see if that works. where can i get this Honda polish?
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where can i get this Honda polish?
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One thing to remember is that being a 03 the paint may be a little darker under the stickers due to fading. Just a heads up.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:03 AM   #12
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One thing to remember is that being a 03 the paint may be a little darker under the stickers due to fading. Just a heads up.
I didn't know that. I have the copper paint scheme on mine and would hate to ruin it with a big ol square patch of darker color on it.
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thanks for the tips. i'll try to use the heat with the WD 40 and see if that works. where can i get this Honda polish?
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But is won't work on your bike. In fact, it may make it explode since it is not a Honda.
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ok i got all of it off and some residue remain. i tried goo gone and some wd 40 but it there was some left. I'm gonna try to clay and wax the area later on tonight. will acetone work on taking some more off or will it affect the paint?
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isoproponol alcohol will get the job done. Seriously.
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My gfs blow dryer and finger nail polish remover. Careful with using the heat gun on fairings too cuz it will warp the plastic quicker then you realize.
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I would not use acetone
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