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post #1 of 10 Old 06-18-2006, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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sweatin the small stuff

I removed the stupid rectangular sticker just below the gas cap directly after getting the bike home. It left behind a little rectangular outline which I thought was just a little glue ring, but I tried goof-off and it didnt budge, and now at closer inspection it appears to be some layer of clearcoat.

If anyone knows what I am talking about and knows of a way to get rid of it, I would appreciate the beta. Its such a little thing but it is right there in my face all the time.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-18-2006, 11:40 AM
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I hope you removed that sticker using a hair dryer. The small amount of remaining sticky glue can then be removed with any one of those water based citric solvents or WD-40. Never use any organic glue remover, it will also remove the clearcoat on the tank. The product called Goof Off contains Xylene, it is one of those do not use on motorcycles under any circumstances. Try my recommendation then get a spray can of Pro Honda spray cleaner & polish and use it to blend in the outline.

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I didn't use a hairdryer, but the goof-off stuff didn't seem to hurt the clearcoat at all, still shiny and glossy. I suppose I won't worry too much about it, I can still see the outline and I think what it is is some sort of additional clear film from the sticker. I could try using a hairdryer to remove that and see if it works. Otherwise I am not going to screw with it too much.

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post #4 of 10 Old 06-19-2006, 06:33 AM
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Put a bigger sticker over it...lol.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-19-2006, 06:38 AM
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I removed the stupid rectangular sticker just below the gas cap directly after getting the bike home. It left behind a little rectangular outline which I thought was just a little glue ring, but I tried goof-off and it didnt budge, and now at closer inspection it appears to be some layer of clearcoat.

If anyone knows what I am talking about and knows of a way to get rid of it, I would appreciate the beta. Its such a little thing but it is right there in my face all the time.
Your bike is trashed. I'm willing to take it off your hands though.

post #6 of 10 Old 06-19-2006, 10:22 AM
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Orton, I took that off on my bike and I still have that outline also....let us know if you get it off.

post #7 of 10 Old 06-19-2006, 10:30 AM
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I removed mine and it is still there. I does not bother me whilr ridding but when I am in the garage at night drinking beer it really bugs me. I usually just wipe on it with my greasy thumb and it has slowly come off.

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Had that and all those stupid stickers off my '03 before I even ran the engine the first time. I use Klean Strip 'Prep All" wax remover / degreaser to clean the sticker goos these days. It's a surface prep solvent for painting. It is perfectly safe on plastics and all urethane based paints. 99% safe on rattle can paint if it's cured long enough. I used it to clean sticker goo off 2 ATVs this last weekend from the plastic fenders. Perfect! Of course, I use a dryer to get the sticker off to begin with.

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Orton, I took that off on my bike and I still have that outline also....let us know if you get it off.
I just got it off.

She and I are happy now, but I still haven't made any progress with the sticker thing.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-19-2006, 02:32 PM
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Took mine off as well. Used a citrus cleaner and there are no residuals of anything that I can see. But it did melt a big hole in my vinyl seat...

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