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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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How not to remove a sticker from your windshield...whoops!

When i bought the bike there was a partially removed sticker with alot of sticker residue, Don't use goo begone. It melts the whole top coat.
** edit ** It was goof off not goo begone I made a mistake on the product.

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When i bought the bike there was a partially removed sticker with alot of sticker residue, Don't use goo begone. It melts the whole top coat.
It stripped the top coat? For real?




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I find wd40 or denatured alcohol pretty effective on stickers.

I'll bet some maguiar's ultimate compound or something similar will restore your windshield.
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What's the best way to get a sticker off the plastic?
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For vinyl stickers and decals, a hair dryer. Gently pry up a bit of sticker or decal. With the hair dryer, warm the sticker by playing it over the sticker, then begin to peel up the sticker. The hair dryer will soften the adhesive and it will usually come up with the sticker.

Be gentle and don't let the hair dryer dwell too long in one spot, overheating things.

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It stripped the top coat? For real?
Yes I thought it was smearing it and I took my finger and went to wipe it away and removed alot of the plastic, totally wrecked it.
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Yes I thought it was smearing it and I took my finger and went to wipe it away and removed alot of the plastic, totally wrecked it.
Not doubting you in any way, Mango Tango, but this really surprises me. I use that stuff (Goo Gone) all the time and always considered it safe for just about anything, including plastics, with its citrus-based formula. Perhaps best to "test in an inconspicuous area" in the future. Thanks for the warning.



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Those work really well, too. I had an offending sticker one the side panel and I fixed it right quick, see below (on the ground)...



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Yeah...I'm not doubting you, but I've used it to get stickers off...

Tom's method is spot on. I would use some wd-40 or goo be gone, too though. I sweat I used GBG on my plastics with no ill effects?




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