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So as I sit here admiring the looks of this bike, I am distracted by the labels on the tank by the filler. Have any of you removed yours yet?
 

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So as I sit here admiring the looks of this bike, I am distracted by the labels on the tank by the filler. Have any of you removed yours yet?
I was about to remove mine yesterday but noticed the residue underneath them wasn't coming off to easily. So I am going to have to wait until I get goo gone or some type of cleaner.
 

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Yup I just removed mine too, used alcohol on a paper towel to get the residue off. But now I've got some fine scratches which are visible when the light hits it right. Maybe they'll buff out...
 

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Yup I just removed mine too, used alcohol on a paper towel to get the residue off. But now I've got some fine scratches which are visible when the light hits it right. Maybe they'll buff out...
I was worried about scratches as well that is why I held off. Though I would never use regular paper towel as that is known to scratch everything.
 

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would a microfiber cloth leave scratches you think?
I've got the black. There are faint swirl marks on the clear coat but nothing drastic. I'm sure they will buff out when I get around to it. If you have gray, you probably won't need to worry about it at all.
 

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would a microfiber cloth leave scratches you think?
You have to make sure you have enough lubricity down..

The main thing is, if you're going to be wiping away with a microfiber, always use a clean portion, and wipe in straight line directions.

Remember, straight lines are easier to buff out than circles are.
 

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All the same stuff, all work great without damaging most finishes. Spraying it on is not going to penetrate these types of stickers because they're water proof, but once you peel off what you can it'll make short work of it.
 

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Used a hair dryer and then cleaned it up with goo gone and water. I have the matte finish silver so wasn't worried about using a regular paper towel. Took off the warning labels on the tank and the AWFUL rebel sticker on the rear fender.
 

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I used TurtleWax Sticker Remover, and then cleaned the adhesive residue off with mineral spirits (paint thinner).

I had one slightly noticeable thumb nail mark from where I started to loosen the label. I washed away all the solvent remains with warm soapy water and then used very fine rubbing compound on a piece of a T-Shirt to get rid of the mark. I then waxed the tank with my all time favorite wax, Johnson Paste Wax.

All the free T-Shirts that we accumulate, and never wear, are excellent for polishing and waxing. Microfiber may be the contemporary way of polishing, but it will never be better than a piece of old T-Shirt. Cut away and discard the advertising from the shirt material before using. You cannot beat the price.

Kenny G
 
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