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man I didn't realize how bad the lack of outdoor electrical sockets are until I went to my underground garage looking for a plug in so I could get a hair dryer to get off my tank stickers. So I drove to work just to see if they had any there. nope. I was raised in a colder climate so I'm used to plug ins for people to plug in there block heaters. Its turning out to be a pain in the ass just to remove these little stickers:confused

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do you find that the dryer gets hot enough? i used a heatgun to take the pinstripping and stickers off my SUV, it worked like a charm
 

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that's the thing, I haven't even got a chance to try the hair dryer as I cant find a damn outlet to plug in to :( I'm on the second floor so it would be a little tricky to get my bike up here ;) maybe if I was riding a dirt bike this year :p



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I just removed some of my Ninja stickers off my new ZX-6R with a wimpy little hair dryer. No problems at all. Got the dremel tool out and trimmed the fender too.

The heat definitely works!
 
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yep, hair dryer worked great for me too...no sockets in the parking garage? strange:confused
 

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yeah I know. I mean what If I want to do any work on my bike taht requires powertools, am I going to have to run an extension cord from my apt? pfffffffff yeah right


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Uhh.. arai, did you say TANK stickers?

How you plan on doin' that.. they're clearcoated.. :confused
 

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to remove the left-over sticky residue, just dab a small amount of gasoline onto a rag or paper towel, then wipe it across the sticky residue, and off she comes in one swoop :)
 

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no no not those stickers, just the "warning please read the maual and dont be a squid" stickers that come on a new bike

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I hate those f***ing stickers. Why do the manufacturers feel the need to blemish your beautiful new tank with shitty stickers? Why can't they make them so that they peel off when you buy the bike like the film on helmet visors? Triumph are the worst offenders, there's enough reading material on there to distract you when you're riding.
 

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Canadian_Gixxer said:
to remove the left-over sticky residue, just dab a small amount of gasoline onto a rag or paper towel, then wipe it across the sticky residue, and off she comes in one swoop :)
be very careful when doing this the gasoline can actually take your paint off

i prefer to use rubbing alchohol and a polishing compound, it is not as fast as gas but i mess things up alot and this gives me less of a change to mess it up and destroy my paint
 

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be very careful when doing this the gasoline can actually take your paint off

i prefer to use rubbing alchohol and a polishing compound, it is not as fast as gas but i mess things up alot and this gives me less of a change to mess it up and destroy my paint
ya, you dont need much to remove the sticky stuff, just a little dab will do the trick.... shouldn't be problem, people spill gas on the tank all the time when filling up at the gas station....but the tank is clearcoated so it will hold up against it....
 

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ya, you dont need much to remove the sticky stuff, just a little dab will do the trick.... shouldn't be problem, people spill gas on the tank all the time when filling up at the gas station....but the tank is clearcoated so it will hold up against it....
oh ya never thought of that, im a prime example of spilling gas on the tank
 

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From what I understand, the whole reason your tank is clearcoated in the first place is because your going to spill gas on it.

I just used a small bit of WD-40 and it took that glue resin right off..
 

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WD 40 does the trick

Hey I agree with the last post, use WD 40 and you won't have any problems removing the labels. Used it on my R6 and R1 together with those blue cloths that you buy at Canadian Tire or Costco (comes in a roll).

Want a good product to clean the oil off of your tires? Its called Bug & Tar remover (yellow can) at Canadian Tire, together with the blue cloth mentioned above. Works wonderfully for oil, bugs, tar, whatever. :angel
 

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Be careful Arai... I understand that on the '02 Yamahas, there is a second warning UNDERNEATH the sticker. It tells you that you have just voided your warranty by removing the sticker! :eek

Haha! Joking! Solvents like WD-40 and Varsol will take the stickers off with a bit of patience.
 
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i bought some stuff at a hobby store, its called Goof Off. funny name but it works good, its meant for dissolving glues. didnt hurt the paint either.
 
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