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Grignapoco
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PostSubject: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm

What is the best way to remove all the ugly safety stickers on the tank and the canister diagram on the right side bodywork?  Is WD-40 a safe option to spray the edge of the sticker to remove the adhesive?  If not WD-40, is there another product that will get rid of the adhesive without damage?

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Alden
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LBC Tenni
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:28 pm

Warm them up a little with a heat gun or hair dryer before peeling. Makes it much easier. If you are left with any glue residue, keep applying light heat to it and then pull it up with a piece of fresh packing tape. Unless the stickers have been baked in the sun too much, this should lift it off cleanly with no need for a solvent.
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 am

chisel them off and use a hammer for that extra effort, but dont blame me for any damage Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:56 am

Alden,
I removed mine 5 minutes after I got home when I bought my 2014. I used a hair dryer and then peeled them off. I think I used WD40 to remove any remaining glue and then cleaned it and waxed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:21 am

I used the blow dryer trick with rubbing alchohol to remove residue. Worked great but I did it when the bike was new. I use the Honda plastic spray polish for clean up. Saves on washing the bike and easier than wax.
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Thanks very much. I'll have a go at it tomorrow with a hair dryer.
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:04 pm

+3 on the hair dryer and WD40. If that doesn't work an angle grinder is far faster and more thorough than a hammer and chisel. Also recall seeing something on Wildgoose about gasoline and matches...

I actually got after my stickers today. Also took the left fork reflector off. Didn't have to worry about the right side because it was never installed in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: Sticker Removal   Sticker Removal Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:11 pm

Metho/eythanol/isopropanol can also work, but you will need to polish a coating back on when done.
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