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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to remove sticker left overs

So I was trying to remove the warning sticker from the gas tank and I got one off but it left some sticky stuff on it. And another sticker is being a bitch. Anyone know of anything that will help me out here in these 2 situations?
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are you working on plastic on the second sticker?

Ive got soem remover i use on painted metal, worked great on my tank, i dunno if i trust it on the plastics

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i used a hair dryer to re-heat the glue from the stickers.. pealed right off.. any sticky crap i had left, i used a dap of gas on a cloth to get it off.. Then jus used Ice liquid wax and it looked like new
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wd40 works good, test it on a small area first.
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are you working on plastic on the second sticker?

Ive got soem remover i use on painted metal, worked great on my tank, i dunno if i trust it on the plastics
I removed the plastic, now I am on that damn sticker.
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I removed the plastic, now I am on that damn sticker.
but what is the sticker stuck to

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oh the gas tank(metal)
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For stickers I use stuff called "Goo Gone". It's citrus-based and works great on sticky residue.

Do NOT confuse that with GOOF OFF ... that stuff will remove the sticky stuff as well as the paint!

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I have goo gone, i was just scared that it would mess up my paint.
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I have goo gone, i was just scared that it would mess up my paint.
Goo Gone isn't strong enough to remove paint ... just strong enough for labels and stickers.

Don't go near GOOF OFF ... can't stress that enough.

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Should I soak the sticker in Goo Gone? Because it removed the sticky stuff right away.
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Should I soak the sticker in Goo Gone? Because it removed the sticky stuff right away.

If it's a paper sticker, perhaps for a few minutes. If it's a plastic sticker, the stuff may not get underneath it very well. Peal off what you can, then use the Goo Gone to clean up the residue.

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If you use wd40, use rubbing alcohol on the areas to get the wd40 off. I used it on tank, and damn near wadded up my bike when it slid out from underneath me.
Search this, Ken had a great way of removing stickers.
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For stickers I use stuff called "Goo Gone". It's citrus-based and works great on sticky residue.

Do NOT confuse that with GOOF OFF ... that stuff will remove the sticky stuff as well as the paint!
+1 Exactly what he said here.


I use wd40 on metal parts, I like to use goo gone on painted parts since I know it wont do any damage at all.

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I'll have to try WD-40 next time I have to remove a sticker ... I've never heard of using it for that.

I had a sticker on the back of my bike that just refused to come off no matter what I did, even using the Goof Off. I have a dull spot back there now that I'll need to buff out and rewax, etc. ... shoulda just left the sticker there ... oh well ... live & learn.

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Another vote for Goo Gone.

And you'd be surprised some of the things you can use wd40 for
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+1 on Goo Gone. I use this stuff all the time. I use it on metal too.

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I thought this guys video was useful...

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Wd40 makes a black frame look .
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Use a heat gun on low, or a hair dryer on high / med, get it nice and warm. Try to peal away at the sticker a little, eventually it will come right off soon as the heat breaks down the glue in the sticker.

If using a heat gun keep be careful keep it low and not to close to the sticker, if not you will eventually blister the paint off. When using a hair dryer it will take a little while so be patient.

After that use goo gone on any sticker glue left, try to use a micro fiber cloth or something with very low abrasion to work that residue off. If you use just a paper towel or old cotton wash cloth you will leave marks on the paint and it will look shitty.

This is the method I used to take all the stickers I didn't want off My bike, and removing decals from police cars, it works.
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I just did this to my bike as well...

used a plastic putty knife and goo gone

no scratches whatsoever
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