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Old 04-30-2007, 12:50 PM   #11
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I had a real stubborn spot of glue so I simply put a terry cloth towel in my electric sander and used goo gone. It came out in no time.

My electric sander has a rubber base and I was really careful about how I used it. No scratches at all. The lazy mans solutions work occasionally.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #12
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I have the adhesive remover, a buffer, a mini-tool (dremel), but after reading I am still nervous about pulling on the decal! My bike is new. Only 2000 miles. I like the look of no decals and want them all off, but I cannot make myself go for it . I would like some advice. Should I forget it?
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #13
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It's odd, but I use electronic cleaner to get off sticky stuff.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:10 AM   #14
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He's saying that his stickers are tougher because of the age , hence the request for opinions from more "PRER" owners ....
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:38 PM   #15
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use wd40, spray on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe with a clean cloth. repeat as needed and make sure you use a clean spot on the cloth each time or it smears glue everywhere. this works great.
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:14 PM   #16
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The age of the bike and glue are working against you, but I'm sure you already know this. That's the main reason why I never fooled with the decals on my 96. Anyway, this guy with a Honda F3 told me how he took his old decals off. His bike looks great. You do see slight fading where the decals use to be.

I was told to use a good cotton bath towel or wax removal pad, becuase you can easily buff out any scratches they may leave. Start with a test small section, maybe on the belly. Get your rag good and wet with gas and dab the glue. Go behind it with alcohol and goo off/gone, then rub a little. Repeat this process, you should eventually see the glue start to break down. Keep your rag/wax pad saturated while you rub. The wetter the better.

Good luck!!! I remember reading how difficult it was for people to get that stuff off.

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Old 05-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #17
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use wd40, spray on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe with a clean cloth. repeat as needed and make sure you use a clean spot on the cloth each time or it smears glue everywhere. this works great.
Yeah, works great on an '05; try this in 2015 and see how great it works It's posts like this getting the Pre's in trouble. Still waiting on a second user of the eraser pad.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:16 PM   #18
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use wd40, spray on and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe with a clean cloth. repeat as needed and make sure you use a clean spot on the cloth each time or it smears glue everywhere. this works great.
Yeah, works great on an '05; try this in 2015 and see how great it works It's posts like this getting the Pre's in trouble. Still waiting on a second user of the eraser pad.
I won't need to do it in 2015...lol
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:12 PM   #19
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like butta my friends, like butta... second dayed the following product to me, ended up being cheaper than all the goo gone, turtle wax bug remover, pads and everything else. This took me about 9 minutes to remove all the glue. NOW, I have to go back and fix where I scratched it with all the crap I was using. Good find.

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/p-11...-pad-400e.aspx

I don't want to sound like a commercial, but it would have been cheaper if I found that particular post first. Thanks guy2600 and everyone else that PM/IM'ed me and gave thier support/suggestions.

Man, I'm so glad I don't have to get it repainted. Now, after I get it all waxed up, I'll post about how to buff out my stoopid in a bad mood trying to get the glue off in the first place mess.


Yeah, my baby's back. Thanks again all.

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Old 05-03-2007, 03:01 AM   #20
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Can I borrow that for a minute ?
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