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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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How to remove the glue from under the gas tank stickers?

Hi, here's the situation: a new bike, beautiful cranberry red gas tank, covered in those transparent warning stickers about fuel type and other H&S info. I gently remove them and for the most part, successfully. But there are a few recalcitrant glue lines marking the edges of the stickers. How can I get rid of these without damaging the paint work (which is a beautiful cranberry red, did I mention that)? Thanks!

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In the past I have used, Goof-Off, WD40, alcohol, acetone, mineral spirits/paint thinner. Follow with a wax & polish.
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I used Goo Gone and let it set for a couple of minutes and it came right off
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Many years ago a jeweler once told me her shop only uses eucalyptus oil for the removal of any glue residue from the items they sell. Since then thats all I've used on just about anything with a gloss/shiny surface including automotive paint. Additionally years ago an elderly garage proprietor told (not advised) me never to use any petroleum bases products, metho, thinners, turps on automotive paint, the one exception being kerosene and go easy. I've been happy and never had any problems doing things similar to your issue. Good luck.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Many years ago a jeweler once told me her shop only uses eucalyptus oil for the removal of any glue residue from the items they sell. . . . . Good luck.
Thanks for this good suggestion. In the end I used WD40 and it worked a charm. But I will keep the eucalyptus oil in mind.

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