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post #1 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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removing wheel stripes

I just picked up a wheel for my project bike and it has rim stripe stickers.
Any advice how to remove it without messing up the paint? thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 07:53 AM
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heat gun on low (a hair dryer might work too) will help you remove most of it. Once you have the sticker off, you will probably have some sticky stuff left. Go to your local auto paint store and pick up a small squirt bottle of adhesive remover (this stuff is a little expensive, but very handy to have around). That will do the trick. If there is any wax on the wheel, this stuff will remove it too.

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If you have space to store it, invest in a gallon can of 3M Adhesive Remover.

I've had one of these around for a few years now & it comes in handy more often than you might think.

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thanks guys. $20 is actually not that bad for something useful, freaking regular pain thinner cost $15-20 these days

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If you have space to store it, invest in a gallon can of 3M Adhesive Remover.

I've had one of these around for a few years now & it comes in handy more often than you might think.
Doug, you must find yourself in a lot of sticky situations... Badumbum

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Doug, you must find yourself in a lot of sticky situations... Badumbum
the Shadow, to the better and bigger stuff. Are you still interested in those Traxxion springs?

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I just recently used it to remove some residue off a knife blade...
Bought one of those 8" survival knives from Harbor Freight for an up-coming camping trip - it had labels on either side of the blade with REDICULOUS amounts of adhesive on them, the kind where all you get pulled up is the top portion of the paper, leaving the white fuzzy remnants still stuck in the adhesive, doomed to collect dirt & debris for months to come... yecchh!!

Also good for any sort of window stickers in your vehicle... In Transit tags, Park Stickers, etc.

A gallon of this stuff, a good rag and a box of razor blades will prove quite handy to have around.

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The best kept secret in adhesive removal is Coleman Camp Stove fuel. I stumbled on to this about two years ago because I needed something that wasn't as harsh as Naptha or the 3M stuff to use while removing decals from an old Les Paul. Old Nitrocellulose lacquer can be a little funny about what you introduce to it and the "camp stove fuel" worked great. Very low odor too. Best of all, it's only about $9.00 bucks a gallon.

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For what it's worth, WD-40 is also very effective at removing adhesive residue (and you probably have some lying around the house).

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