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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Dealer sticker

How do I remove the dealer logo from my bike. I dont want to use a razorblade cause I might scratch the paint. Anyone have a better idea?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 04:43 PM
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hmmm, if it is a real sticker, get a heat gun or hair dryer and blow on it (hot) for a few minutes, to soften the sticker and adhesive, then pull it off, if there is any adhesive left, a little bit of rubbing alcohol should get it off without damaging...somebody correct me if I am wrong, but thats what I have done...
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How do I remove the dealer logo from my bike. I dont want to use a razorblade cause I might scratch the paint. Anyone have a better idea?
Did you buy it used? Why the f did the dealer put a sticker on it. gay. Anyway...where is it located? u can use a heat gun, but be careful not to heat it up too much. The plastic could bend and you'd be screwed. I'd try getting it off with your fingers and using Goo-gone to remove the residue.
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I bought it new. The sticker is on top of the tail between the grab rails. Right above the tail light. They even put their own crappy liscense plate frame on too. That was the first thing I took off the bike.
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hmmm, if it is a real sticker, get a heat gun or hair dryer and blow on it (hot) for a few minutes, to soften the sticker and adhesive, then pull it off, if there is any adhesive left, a little bit of rubbing alcohol should get it off without damaging...somebody correct me if I am wrong, but thats what I have done...
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hmmm, if it is a real sticker, get a heat gun or hair dryer and blow on it (hot) for a few minutes, to soften the sticker and adhesive, then pull it off, if there is any adhesive left, a little bit of rubbing alcohol should get it off without damaging...somebody correct me if I am wrong, but thats what I have done...
A few minutes would melt the plastic. Start off with a few seconds, try it...then a few more if need be. Work it with small incriments if you use the heat gun. Try getting it with your fingernails first.
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A few minutes would melt the plastic. Start off with a few seconds, try it...then a few more if need be. Work it with small incriments if you use the heat gun. Try getting it with your fingernails first.
wow what kind of hair dryer are YOU using! ours must suck!
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wow what kind of hair dryer are YOU using! ours must suck!
I got a heat gun.
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I got a heat gun.
heat guns are too fancy for me.
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heat guns are too fancy for me.
Got mine for like 12 bucks at AtuoZone.
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Got mine for like 12 bucks at AtuoZone.
12 bucks! friggen rich people and their fancy tools.
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It was on sale.
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i'm with JK, dude, you gotta use your brain when it comes to these things, good lord, if you see it start to damage, then you are doing something wrong, a low setting on a hair dryer will do the trick easy, it also depends on how old and stuck on the sticker is...the hair dryer is safer than a heat gun IMO
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Listen to me...

Hair dryer and dental floss.

Heat it, peel up a corner with your nail... run the floss under it to get it off.....
once off use some goo gone to get off the left over residue.




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Listen to me...

Hair dryer and dental floss.

Heat it, peel up a corner with your nail... run the floss under it to get it off.....
once off use some goo gone to get off the left over residue.

If the dental floss is too flimsy, then use fishing line. That works perfect.
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Well the good thing about dental floss is its not too hard and shouldn't scratch anything. Plus it shouldn't mess up the fingers you got it wrapped around either. The fish line could cut ya... but that's a good call as well.




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I woulda told them to get that the F off there before it left the showroom floor.



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I woulda told them to get that the F off there before it left the showroom floor.

Unfortunatly they delivered it to me like that . They provide free delivery for buyers. They trailer to your house. Maybe they can afford to do that from all the free advertising they get.

Anyway, the sticker came right off with some WD-40 and a soft cloth.
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Unfortunatly they delivered it to me like that . They provide free delivery for buyers. They trailer to your house. Maybe they can afford to do that from all the free advertising they get.

Anyway, the sticker came right off with some WD-40 and a soft cloth.
Hope you didn't shank the paint.



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