Removing stickers from bike

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Removing stickers from bike

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right I have a few stickers the pervious owner has added to a bike, there is one on the front mud guard and also the side panels, what's the best way to attack this???


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Hairdryer.
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Wossname wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:36 pmHairdryer.
really??? that's cool, got one of those
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Yup, the heat will soften the glue and make the sticker more flexible so it should pull off in a oner.

Unless it's a twenty year old BMW ABS sticker on a fork leg, one of those fuckers will take you an hour.

If you have to scrape remember to use a scraper that's softer than the paint, like and old credit card rather than something metal like a knife.
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ok thats great news, the stickers are only about 3 years old, my father in law stuck them on when he got it and its never been out of his garage.
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Any residue left over, if you haven't got sticky stuff remover try either WD-40 or a mix of bicarbonate of soda and olive oil (left on for a short while).
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I've found fingernails make pretty good scrapers, after the hairdryer, to lift an edge - then pull gently.