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Removing Tank Badge Adhesive

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  1. Brad Foxwell

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    Any owners that have removed their stock tank badges have had to deal with removing the residual adhesive material.

    What methods have you guys used to remove the left behind strong adhesive from the tank badge without hurting the paint? Any safe solvents or ingenious methods?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    A penetrating oil such as WD40 will dissolve the adhesive without damaging the paint.
     
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    yep, WD40, rags and elbow grease.
     
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    Goof Off. I've removed several badges and the Goof Off works great.
     
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    I used wd40 and it was very slow working, but that may have been because it was low 40's when I did it. I also used wax and tar remover, and then went back to wd40.
    Use a clean microfiber cloth and be patient. Don't rub too hard!
     
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    Ive used the "safe for plastics" Goof Off with good results.
     
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    Thank you, gents. All replies and advice is much appreciated!
     
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    Use a heat gun to soften and peel. Probably should have done that prior to peeling. If your in the solvent stage, make sure you wash it and wax it after.
     
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    Disc grinder or belt sander. Tried the floor sander, but it was too heavy to hold steady.
     
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    3M product number 08984. Its an adhesive specific cleaner. Works great.
     
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    Any adhesive remover or a cut off tool with a rubber wheel is what we use at the shop. With rubber wheel just have to be careful not to get the paint too hot.
     
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    another vote for the 3M product, used it many times! that said i am the proud owner of a VICTORY + not just another hardly, so the tank badges stay for now, i usually debadge for a clean look + easier cleaning + waxing, i love a clean machine!!
     
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    I wasn't able to find the 3m product in my home depot. I ended up using some GOOF OFF and some elbow grease. Didn't harm the paint and kept the GOOF OFF local to the old badge adhesive. New badges are on and they look great.

    Went with the Silver or Platinum badge. With the bike being all chrome black, the color filled Vic badges just didn't do it for me. Here is the before and after.......

    IMG_4921.JPG IMG_4922.JPG
     
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    I know this is a old thread but love those badges!...I was able to find one side about a year ago and not the other.
     
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    Badges? I WANT those stinking badges!

    Yeah some folks hate them but that's what kinda makes me like them more

    I need to paint my Pin in a year or two. Keep putting that off. I will put the original badges back on if possible.
     

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