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davidgwells



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This may sound dumb but, what is a good way to remove the factory stickers that are under the front of the seat by the petcock? I tried goo gone and a plastic spatula but got a couple of scratches in the paint. As an apartment dweller I doubt I could reach a hair dryer/heat gun all the way to the street...
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rufusswan



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Acetone which is nail polish or gasoline or any petro-chemical. Won't make is disappear but may get it pliable enough for the plastic spatula to work.

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davidgwells



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Yeah, I use acetone at work all the time. It IS great on adhesive removal but it also strips paint and melts plastic. I guess I will try testing a spot under the seat to make sure it doesn't cloud the paint.
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:27 am View user's profile Send private message
Dover



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you could try a heat gun or maybe even a blow dryer. they're good for getting decals off.
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MJ



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I went 3 years with that label on and it seemed nothing would get it off. Then one day I was at Columbia Scooters picking up a spark plug when Tim pulled out a heat gun, handed it to me and said, "Take that sticker off." When I put the heat to the sticker it literally just crumbled and peeled under the heat. All I needed to do after that was rub some Goo-gone over the residue and no more sticker!

Trust me, it's the only thing that works. You can try a blow dryer, but I don't know if it will get it hot enough.
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davidgwells



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Heat gun sounds like the way to go. Now I just have to find a heat gun...
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chetak05



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I have used WD-40/ Soak it for a little while and then peel it.
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Skamunist



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Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts ee.uu.

Post A heat gun worked for the vinyl, WD-40 did the rest... Reply with quote
I just got mine off: a small space heater got them hot enough to scrape them off with a plastic paint scraper. I started with a razor blade but was afraid of gacking the paint. That took off the white vinyl but left the adhesive, which took multiple attacks with WD-40 and paper towels, but eventually we are clean and shiny. I tried rubbing alcohol but that appears to remove the paint...

Wow look at all that good information I just removed from my scooter...

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chetak05



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Post Sticker Removal Reply with quote
Use WD-40 and wait for an hour or so. Then peel it.
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fishcutter44



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I used a hair dryer to get them pliable enough to scrape with a plastic paint scraper, and then used Goo Gone to get the gunk off. Those Bajaj stickers are the toughest I've seen.

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Desert Dweller



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Post Heat gun followed by Goo-Gone Reply with quote
I tried a couple of liberal applications of WD-40, including letting it soak an hour, then the 2nd time leaving it to set overnight.
That didn't seem to have much effect, so I got out the heatgun and slowly warmed up the stickers. They don't have to get all that hot, fairly warm to the touch should be good enough. The important thing is to heat them evenly from edge to edge. I was surprised to discover they were vinyl. Once good and warm, they peeled right off. Not much adhesive was left behind. Goo-Gone took care of that without much effort. Maybe the WD-40 helped, maybe not.

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