Decal removal from gas tank, How to ?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Hrlyrydr, Sep 15, 2004.

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    Hrlyrydr Guest

    Any suggestions on how to go about doing this?
    Will be repainting the gas tank, But don't want to put any gouges or deep
    scratches on it.

    Hrlyrydr, Sep 15, 2004
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    Hrlyrydr Guest

    Thanks for the info....Will see how the hair dryer fairs with this
    Hrlyrydr, Sep 15, 2004
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    Popeye Guest

    Yep, a hair dryer should work to soften up the adhesive on the decal.
    I've used acetone to remove the residual adhesive, or you could try a
    product like Goo-Gone or even WD-40 works I've been told.

    Popeye, Sep 17, 2004
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    Dadzilla Guest

    I've seen a spray on sticker remover which claims not to damage paint
    at the parts store, I have no experince with this sort of product.

    As to using a hair dryer, I don't think that has the level of heat
    needed to soften the glue underneath. Craftsman has a heat gun that on
    low setting, outght to heat the sticker without burning the paint.
    Dadzilla, Sep 22, 2004
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    Charlie Gary Guest

    I wouldn't want to get the paint much hotter than about 160 F, and a
    regular heat gun could do it rather quickly. A hair dryer set on high can
    do it in a few minutes, but the way to make it easy is to make sure the tank
    isn't full of gas, or it will cool the sticker about as fast as you can heat



    It's illegal in Cleveland to get married in a bathing suit.
    Charlie Gary, Sep 22, 2004
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    Hrlyrydr Guest

    The "hair dryer" worked out excellent.......!
    Hrlyrydr, Sep 26, 2004
  7. Get it warm with a a hairdryer, then saw it off with dental floss.
    Ronnie Lyons, Meridian, Idaho, Oct 13, 2004
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    LJ Guest

    A hairdrryer is warm enough, you just have to give it a little time. I've
    never tried dental floss as noted below, but an old credit card works
    without scratching the paint. The card will get warped and likely
    demagnetized, but it's soft enough that it shouldn't hurt the paint.
    LJ, Oct 15, 2004
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