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Removing Decals from Bodywork

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    Removing Decals from Bodywork


    Is there a way to do this easily and cleanly? Any product that can be used and is safe on paint?

    The decals in question are not clearcoated over.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    heat, a heat gun if you have one if not use a hairdryer, use GooGone or WD40 wd40 and a paper towel afterwards to get rid of any left over glue.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    +1 on the googone.....stuff is amazing.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Quote Originally Posted by KillBill View Post
    +1 on the googone.....stuff is amazing.
    Do I peel them off and then use googone on whatever is left?? I don't have a friggin' clue what IM doing in case its not obvious.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    I have used it on all the warning stickers
    on the bike and it worked like a charm.

    After you use the heat gun to loosen and heat up the
    glue and peel them off use the GooGone after on the residue.

    good luck

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    As stated earlier, first use a hair dryer...but don't hold it RIGHT up against the decal...stay back an inch or so...and heat it up. Then, peel it off carefully keeping the hair dryer on the decal as you do.

    Finally, use GoobeGone and a soft rag. Then polish as usual.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    An old credit card works well to scrape the decals
    off after you've hit them with a bit of heat.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Heat is def your friend when doing this. I used a little brake/carb cleaner once i got all the original decals off when i did my R6 below. You just have to make sure that you dont use a rag thats at all abrasive.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Quote Originally Posted by loridin64 View Post
    Heat is def your friend when doing this. I used a little brake/carb cleaner once i got all the original decals off when i did my R6 below. You just have to make sure that you dont use a rag thats at all abrasive.
    The brake cleaner didn't hurt the paint?

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Googone is plastic safe>>>>

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Quote Originally Posted by Punjistick View Post
    The brake cleaner didn't hurt the paint?
    not when i did it. i sprayed it into a clean rag and then wiped the extra glue off.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    My bro had good results on an older [8 yr old Yammie] using rubbing alcohol and a clean rag in conjunction with heat. The black paint was fine

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    WD40 the heck out of it, and wipe it dry. DONE.

    Googone's good, but takes a bit of effort. Use the WD40 and be done with it.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    this fits the typical stereotype of forums. the whole "just do waht he said" type thing keeps going on haha. I got a good laugh reading back on it and seeing everyone repeat the guy before him pretty much.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Manny, I have tried a lot of ways, go get a real heat gun (mine is from Sears)

    Heat em, peel em, no problem.

    3M makes and excellent adhesive remover for getting the gunk off once you peel, it's called 3M adhesive remover (it may be mineral spirits).

    Those two will save you hours.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    If you have any residue left over from the stickers (thick or thin), use microfiber soaked in WD or goo gone to get it off. Works like a charm, and it's easier (and less harmful) than digging in with a credit card.

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Quote Originally Posted by imkindafkedup View Post
    this fits the typical stereotype of forums. the whole "just do waht he said" type thing keeps going on haha. I got a good laugh reading back on it and seeing everyone repeat the guy before him pretty much.
    this fits the typical stereotype of forums. the whole "just do waht he said" type thing keeps going on haha. I got a good laugh reading back on it and seeing everyone repeat the guy before him pretty much

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    Re: Removing Decals from Bodywork

    Well Im going to try a heat gun, Ive been meaning to get one for adding blades and ends to hockey sticks anyway.

    Im also going to try the googone. Ill post pics.

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