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    hey i previously asked how to paint my bike flat bike, you told me. my tls still has the factory stickers on and on some parts are scraped off wit paint, do i have to remove these before sanding or should i just start to sanding over them? thanks
    So?

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    p.s.
    how do you get them off
    So?

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    • #3
      edwin one more quest. you gave me a great awnser on the flat black paintjob, but then i realised i was looking for satin black not flat, any difference in the two paiinting wise?
      So?

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      • #4
        The stickers can be a real shitjob to get read of, espacially them on the tank, becuase they are cover with paint. I just sand them own. Tried to remove them, but all the glue stays on the surface, and then its even worth to sand. Didn't found any good solvent that works ever.
        Yes, it IS unfair, live with it

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        • #5
          For the decal that aren't cleared over (anywhere bu tthe tank), use a heatgun to soften them up and peel them off. Take laquer thinner on a rag or paper towel and soak the glue a bit and start rubbing. You can gently use your fingernail or something to rub-up stubborn spots. Also, you'll find it helpful to run in one direction one the stuff starts to come-up, otherwise it likes to smear.

          BTW, this is only advisable if you plan to repaint the panel!
          It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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          • #6
            Just take a DA and sand em off!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wondertwin
              For the decal that aren't cleared over (anywhere bu tthe tank), use a heatgun to soften them up and peel them off. Take laquer thinner on a rag or paper towel and soak the glue a bit and start rubbing. You can gently use your fingernail or something to rub-up stubborn spots. Also, you'll find it helpful to run in one direction one the stuff starts to come-up, otherwise it likes to smear.

              BTW, this is only advisable if you plan to repaint the panel!

              I rubbed of the cowl SRAD decals on my Tiller. With my thumbs...
              Hurt like hell the day after!
              But it was worth it imho.

              But, not something I recomend for any larger decals...
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              • #8
                rubbing one off

                I think it is best to PM edwin. He's offered up his knowledge for us. I'm in the same boat as you. Getting off the sticker is a pain in the arse. I'm doing almost the same thing your going for. I also plan on buyihg a heat gun to get the glue off. I did the rubbing thing in the past, its overated.
                I know nothing about bikes.

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                • #9
                  It's best to remove the stickers rather than trying to sand them off and they're real simple to do other than the one on the tank. I couldn't find my heat gun but a hairdryer worked fine. get the sticker hot and slowly peal it off while continueing to heat it. Take your time and it will come off easy then use some laquer thinner on a rag and the sticky crap will come off. The residue will come off easier if its still warmed up too. Satin paints the same as flat.
                  War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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                  • #10
                    Whoa! Slow down a bit guys. When we say use a heat gun, a hair dryer will work just fine. In fact if you get the decal too hot it will come apart in your hand and you'll have a real mess. Heat it a bit and keep trying to peel it off. It'll come off real nice when you get the temperature right. Then run down to Lowes, Home Depot, Wal-Mart or any of your favorite type stores and get some Goo Gone. Put it on the glue the decal left and in a little while you can wipe the glue right off. Lacquer thinner will work fine too, if you're repainting anyhow.

                    As for the stickers that are clear coated, sanding them off is about the only choice.


                    Edit: Rats! Too slow on the hair dryer post.
                    "The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

                    Colonel Jeff Cooper, in "The Art of the Rifle"

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                    • #11
                      Sorry I missed this one!

                      I PM'd you red.

                      TILLER2NV made a good suggestion with using a DA (Dual Action Sander) If you use a DA, 220grit will cut right through the stickers. If sanding by hand, wet/dry 360 grit will do it pretty quick. The tank is cleared over, but the clear is thin. The Laquer thinner should clean up the adhesive residue.
                      Your Friend in Sport,

                      Edwin

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