removing decals..

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by ninja.rider, Oct 12, 2003.

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    ninja.rider Guest

    what's the best way to remove decals from a metal tank without damaging the
    ninja.rider, Oct 12, 2003
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    bowman Guest

    If, which is unlikely, they don't have clear coat over them, try some WD40
    or one of the special purpose removers.
    bowman, Oct 12, 2003
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  3. Heat them up with a hairdryer[1] and peel them off gently.

    [1] Not a Lambretta
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 12, 2003
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    Gizzmo Guest

    Angle Grinder
    Gizzmo, Oct 12, 2003
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    deadmail Guest

    You are truely a master of wit. I bow down at your capacity for
    inducing side-splitting laughter whilst ignoring norms like following up
    at the bottom of the post.

    I guess the masturbation is going well with you, build up those muscles.
    deadmail, Oct 12, 2003
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    Gizzmo Guest

    Many thanks. Its nice to know that ones efforts are appreciated.

    It is hard to bottom post whilst typing one handed.

    Gizzmo, Oct 12, 2003
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    Rein Guest

    usually they are covered with clearcoat and you will mess up more than
    you'd like to...
    if there's no clear coat over it; a hairdryer will make it real easy
    to get the stickers off.
    Remove NO-SPAM from email address when replying
    Rein, Oct 14, 2003
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    ninja.rider Guest

    thanks for the comments guys. here are a few pics: there is a coating,
    but the decal is damaged so i might be able to get wd40 or decal remover
    underneath to help get it off. i started doing this with gas but stopped
    when i removed a few spots of paint (now touched up). that is how this all
    started. the bike was blown over and leaking gas dissolved part of the

    when i get it off, should i repaint the whole tank then apply new decals and
    clear coat? does the paint need to be stripped first and what kind of paint
    and clear coat should i use? and has anyone used an airbrush (like for
    model cars/airplanes) to do this? thanks.
    ninja.rider, Oct 14, 2003
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