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    sticker removal

    just a question here. aside from using the hair dryer is there any other technique to removing decals from the fairings?

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    Hair dryer is the quickest & easiest if done properly.......be patient and don't overheat it.Any left over glue residue can be easily removed with Goo Gone.
    I think 3M makes something called Sticker&Adhesive remover.

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    WD40 works well also for helping to get the edge of the adhesive off ... Don't pull too hard when removing the sticker - it'll just tear it. Why are you taking them off anyway? We all know each sticker adds at least 5hp
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    WHAT , I got scammed , I added 2 stickers and only got a 3.7 HP gain , by your calculations I should be up 10 HP , where did I go wrong ???? , maybe the install should have been done professionally.

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    You said the fairings and not the gas tank or swingarm. These stickers might use a much stronger adhesive. Might be a good idea to state the make, model and year of bike. Someone may have dealt with the exact scenario you are faced with.

    I was going to say a hair dryer should do it but if it is the fairing or windshield, the adhesive might be wickedly strong and need some other treatment besides what has been mentioned so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jafkaf81 View Post
    WHAT , I got scammed , I added 2 stickers and only got a 3.7 HP gain , by your calculations I should be up 10 HP , where did I go wrong ???? , maybe the install should have been done professionally.
    Probably put on slightly crooked.....that will rob some hp right there.

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    Keep in mind, some stickers might be clearcoated over. This includes the manufacturers name on the fuel tank. Don't even try to remove them or it will make a serious mess.
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    Hi,

    Just went through this on my FZ6 swingarm. Went to Lordco, looking for some kind of solution. I purchased a "stripe remover", used in Autobody shops for pinstripping removal. It is an attachment for a drill, like a sanding disk, except it looks like a giant eraser. Was under $15 and worked great. No damage to paint, took about 5 minutes a side, and I can re-use it multiple times seeing as how I still have 95% of the "eraser" left.

    I was hesitant using on painted surfaces, so I set up a test patch under my swingarm. No damage at all. Highly recommended!

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by howattzer; 12-08-2007 at 06:21 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    Quote Originally Posted by howattzer View Post
    Hi,

    Just went through this on my FZ6 swingarm. Went to Lordco, looking for some kind of solution. I purchased a "stripe remover", used in Autobody shops for pinstripping removal. It is an attachment for a drill, like a sanding disk, except it looks like a giant eraser. Was under $15 and worked great. No damage to paint, took about 5 minutes a side, and I can re-use it multiple times seeing as how I still have 95% of the "eraser" left.

    I was hesitant using on painted surfaces, so I set up a test patch under my swingarm. No damage at all. Highly recommended!

    Hope that helps.
    I always wondered if those thing worked...

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    its on the plastics. im taking them off because something snagged it and it looks fugly. bike looks better without it anyway.

    howattzer,

    what kind of stickers were you removing? OEM ones? is it supposed to grind away the sticker?

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    Hey,

    They were the EOM ones for emission info and tire pressure (bright white stickers on the black swing arm -- not too attractive). I tried nail polish remover, Goo Gone, hair dryer, etc... and nothing really worked that well on them. Some guy at Lordco recommended this, and it worked like a charm. Not too sure how it would work on plastics and fairing as the disk is not too flexible and is best on a flat surface.

    I would be happy to let anyone in the Kamloops area try it out. One person spending $20 is better than 25 people spending $20 each.

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    bumping an old thread..

    how about warning labels off the gas tank? any nice way of doing so cleanly..

    (this is my search result.. hence the bump)

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    I picked up a plastic razor blade, some goo-gone, and a blow drier.

    Be patient, use the razor blade and blow drier to get most of it off, then use goo-gone to get the sticky stuff off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaK View Post
    how about warning labels off the gas tank? any nice way of doing so cleanly..

    I'd leave it on there. I removed the one from my F4i and it left a nice dent in the clear coat.
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