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Old 10-17-2011, 08:43 PM
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I am looking to do some body work on my bike. One of the things I need to do is remove all my decals, including the ones on the tank. Is there a "best" way to go about this?

I have heard a rumor that I can use mayonnaise and a heat gun but I am weary about it.

Any tips?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:05 PM
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heat definately helps, be very careful not to scratch the paint, it scratches very easily.
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:08 PM
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Peel them off. Then use wd40 to remove the glue residue. Dont use heat. It will melt the plastic.
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:18 PM
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You can use a heat gun, or some heat source to assist in removing them... never heard of the mayo part... but be careful with the heat source, if too hot/too close can cause paint to bubble/stuff to melt.

GooGone is some good stuff to invest in to remove residues of most kind... GooGone works very well, little elbow grease needed.....
 

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I used a hair dryer to heat up the decals. There is a fine line between to much heat and not enough. Once you find that perfect amount you can peel a whole decal off in one piece. I found it alot easier to do w/ the help of a friend. One guy heating up the decal and the other peeling it off. To get rid of that left over glue, I used a little bit of heat plus some WD-40 on a microfiber cloth. Take your Time..

As far as the fuel tank decals go, they are clear coated onto the tank. Only way I see to get them off is good old fashion sanding.

Moses
 
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:39 PM
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^^ exactly what wish said. I've done this a few times.
I've used a heat gun on low a couple times, but you have to be careful. Then WD40 to clean the clue off.... or "oops" or lighter fluid. lol.
 
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the info!

So it seems using careful heat is the ticket.

I have been trying to peel them off with a blade and my thumbnail. This was not working out very well. So I am going to give this a shot.
 
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:27 PM
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just be careful...
 
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:42 PM
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I will post some pictures...Hopefully it will be because of good news.
 
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