Removal of old stickers from plastic tank help

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by icebergstu, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

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    How?

    Especially how without scratching the plastic?

    And if plastic is scratched will it buff back with a good soft woolen pad?

    Stu
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  2. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    I've had good success with a heat gun to soften the stickers and use lacquer thinner to remove the glue residue.
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  3. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Kinda looks like you try'd it already.


    Spray it on,let it sit alittle,then try it.:deal

    The wifes hair dry'r does help.For some reason they get all pissy bout it,but it'll help.:lol3
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  4. KZJohn

    KZJohn Been here awhile

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    I use a heat gun each time I change the graphics on my bikes. I then use WD-40 to remove the glue residue then wipe that off with some contact cleaner on a shop towel. If you need to scrape them off, use a plastic wedge, it won't damage the plastic under the sticker.
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  5. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Looks like your stickers have been applied, then clear lacquer over the top. See if you can remove lacquer with paint thinners, then use a heat gun to get stickers off. Stickers never work that well on plastic tanks, as the tanks are porous and the stickers generally start to bubble pretty quickly.
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  6. icebergstu

    icebergstu Husqvarna Tragic

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    Ok...as I dont have heat gun, the Mrs hair dryer will have fo cut it. Might make a shed run after she goes to bed.

    Cheers for the advice. Let you know how it went.

    Stu
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