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Angry Decals bloody decals

Is there a tool to remove the decals from the fuel tank surface, other than a large neutron collider?

I've tried many times with the hairdryer without success, decals are resistant even to "hot-like-hell" temperature...

I'm thinking about a product, such as a spray, a chemical, whatever, to detach the decals without affecting the surface. I need the fuel tank clean in order to install the tank saver!!!

I'm desperate, and seriously thinking about an antimatter reactor, or a little nuke to get rid of the bloody decals, helpme!!!

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When in Rome, do as the Americans do...leave 'em on and be PROUD of that jap bike import! Piss off those Ducati's.

You should be able to heat, pull up a corner and work it off by varying the heat gun/dryer distance from decal. Too close/hot it melts and breaks. Once it's removed, Goof Off is one of our products here. You might have a citrus based solvent there...D-Limonene?

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Just keep picking at the corner of the decal. Once you get a corner up it should be able to work it off.
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WD-40. Oh yeah, did I mention WD-40. WD-40 also works. I have heard of many different ways to remove decals, I know that WD-40 works great. I just remembered WD-40 also works, or you could just try WD-40. For a cheap method there is always WD-40. If you really want to go the all out route and if you are made of money you can go ahead and hire someone to use WD-40.
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I used a towel, soaked up some tea hot water in it. Held the towel to the decals to warm up, peeled off with NO residue. No chemicals, no lubricants, easy and clean.
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I can't remember where i heard this but WD-40 works well, i think.
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DON'T FORGET TO TRY WD-40...!

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+1 or is 2 on WD-40. But also Goof Off and a hair dryer will work very well. When you are done, wash down with soap and water and apply a good polish.

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Pretty much any oil will work, but can take a while to work it's way through the adhesive... WD-40 is quicker of course. Mine came off easy just sitting in the sunlight... picked up a corner and pulled it off. No residue.

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Did anyone mention to use........ wd-40 !!!!!!!!!!
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What is this WD-40 you speak of? I have never heard of it....
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What is this WD-40 you speak of? I have never heard of it....
Its actually for curring warts and catching fish, if your main interests are motorcycles, its on wonder you haven't come across it.

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Its actually for curring warts and catching fish, if your main interests are motorcycles, its on wonder you haven't come across it.

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WD-40.....good for colds,moles,and sore aholes!!!......also good salad dressing !!!
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Its actually for curring warts and catching fish, if your main interests are motorcycles, its on wonder you haven't come across it.
Ah that explains it. I'll have to ask my pharmacist next time I go in for my Ginseng.

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WD-40 works for everything except chain lube...

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Wait... you mean I have to lubricate the chain?
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.beacon grease on the chain ......wd-40 to clean your hands.

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What is this WD-40 you speak of? I have never heard of it....
Wonder Drug - 40...

That's what WD-40 stands for!!!

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Wonder Drug - 40...
That's what WD-40 stands for!!!
What if I'm older than 40, will it still work?
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I took the panels off the bike, put them across the double sink in the kitchen and ran hot water over the decals until the edges began to show water bubbles around the edges of the decals. Then it was simply peel off the decal and clean the surface up with goo gone.
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