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Old 04-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Decal/graphics glue removal cure discovered!

I haven't logged in much over the last 9 months so this might be known, but in case it isn't, YOU NEED TO BUY THIS TO REMOVE DECALS & GLUE RESIDUE:

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

I've slowly acquired a complete NOS body for my katana project and when it came time to prep the body, I could not get the glue residue off!! Yes I tried every solvent & trick known to man, you name it, it didn't work, tried it all. I got this tip from a guy over at gixxer.com and it works MINT!!!!! I did the whole body in 1 1/2 hours WITHOUT REMOVING THE DECALS FIRST. This includes the heavily clear coated tank ones too. I can't even begin to tell you how easy it removes it all; decal, glues residue.... everything! TOTAL SNAP! It doesn't even damage the paint, for real! Who ever invented it should be awarded man of the year. I ran it in a normal pistol drill at around 450 RPM. Do not use the edge of the wheel! Try to use as much contact of the pad as possible. Do not press down hard! Let the wheel do it's job and be mindful of over heating your bodywork; it will distort it if you try to rush. One wheel could do like 4 complete bodies so you only need one. I'm about to head out, I'll post pics of the results/what I did later. Anyhow, just passing on info.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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Cool, I'm book marking that page!
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Here's few pics of some of the bodywork. Again, you don't need to remove the decal, even if it's clear coated; you only need a pistol drill and that wheel.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Another.. both had a heavy coat of clear over the graphics.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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Nice.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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Just what I need! Hopefully BigMart was it our local auto store because I'm in the middle of a peel job now and don't want to wait for UPS.

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Old 04-19-2007, 11:01 AM   #7
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That's a great find, hopefully it works for me like it worked for you.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:29 AM   #8
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Great man, thanks for the info.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #9
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Guy2600, did this tool completely remove the sticky adhesive residue, or is there hints of a former decal. The faring in the photo looks clean but pix don't tell the complete truth. I can get a similiar tool locally for $28 but don't want to blow another dime since I'm in the middle of this process and wanting to ride this weekend!

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