12-26-2004, 01:47 AM
I was thinking since it's winter and all in Ohio now, and there's about 6 inches of ice on the roads that I would do some work on the bike in the warm garage...
So the question is, I wanted to remove the decal that accents the tail that says 600 across it. What's the best way to remove these? A buddy of mine said it was a huge pain to do... but I have time. Blowdryer / googone?
12-26-2004, 03:21 AM
I took that decal off with no trouble. I did mine in the summer, and didn't have to apply any heat or anything. Came right off and didn't leave any adhesive or anything. Since it is cold, I'd apply heat with a hair dryer and start at the small end of the decal. I'd think if you have any adhesive left goo-gone or an orange cleaner would take it right off.
I'm already lookin forward to April. We have about 8 inches on the ground here. Supposed to get about -10 with the wind chill tonight. UGH.
12-30-2004, 06:35 PM
If the hair dryer don't work, try gas. However wipe it off soon after so as not to allow for any discoloration (I mean if the gas dries on there and sits for a few days). Just my bit...Jamie
12-31-2004, 01:39 PM
i didn't need any heat myself. all you need to do is be patient, pull the sticker off slowly, and have some goof-off next to you for afterwards to remove the leftover sticky residue.
01-02-2005, 02:49 PM
I found that using a brand new credit card work great as a scraper, and a little goo gone or WD 40. Patience is the key take your tim and it looks perfect after all of the glue is off.
01-03-2005, 05:15 AM
Would the CC not scratch the paint up? Just peel off slowly with one hand tied behind your back blindfolded. That's what I did...Jamie
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01-29-2005, 08:27 AM
I USED A HEAT GUN I PICKED UP FOR $20.00 IT WIL COME IN HANDY FOR FUTURE MODS. BUT BE CAREFULL YOU CAN WARP THE PLASTIC WITH TO MUCH HEAT. THEN GET A CAN OF ACRASOL FOR THE ADHESVIE. THEN MAKE SURE YOU PUT SOME WAX ON IT AFTER YOU HAVE HAD HEAT AND CLEANER ON THE PAINT http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/applause.gif
01-31-2005, 02:15 AM
I did this on my 2001 1000 and it was a huge pain in the butt. Don't know what I did wrong but after trying petrol, metho atc only 3m adhesive remover worked to get the residue off.
01-31-2005, 03:32 AM
i removed decals by using at hair dryer and just peeling them off and some use of water, it didnt take long but had a few blisters, wouldnt use credit card or anything of that nature
02-01-2005, 06:24 AM
Will the heat method also work for the warning stickers?