Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Quads, Bikes, and Sleds
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 29th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #1
jeeperstrudie
AdvoCare Distributor
 
jeeperstrudie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-05-06
Location: Grand Blanc - South Side..
Posts: 664
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to jeeperstrudie
Default removing factory decals from plastic

My daughters PW50 decals are looking pretty worn. I would like to remove them in order to clean the bike up a bit and then look for some replacement decals.

Can anyone give me some helper idea's on how to get the old decals off the plastic parts?
jeeperstrudie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 07:22 AM   #2
mikesova
My 4x4 is a Subaru.
 
mikesova's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Gladwin, MI
Posts: 7,760
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to mikesova
Default

hair dryer to get the stickers loose then wd40 to get the residue off. This has worked for everything I've ever done it with (on metal), although, I'd be careful with the hairdryer to make sure you don't warp the plastic.
mikesova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #3
JohnL
Go until it breaks.
 
JohnL's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-20-09
Location: Greenwood , Indiana
Posts: 2,101
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to JohnL
Default

Use a hairdryer or heat gun set on low to not warp the plastic and then use goo gone to get the rest of the residue off.
JohnL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #4
wheelinblazer98
Senior Member
 
wheelinblazer98's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-07
Location: Holly, Mi
Posts: 321
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

goo gone
wheelinblazer98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #5
lososjoyride00
vehicle abuse specialist
 
lososjoyride00's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-07-07
Location: Harrison, mich
Posts: 2,129
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

you can get the white spots out of the plastic with a heat gun too. and remember to use scotchbrite and contact cleaner to clean the plastic before putting on the new graphics. a quick way to get off the decals is a power washer. always works way to good on my bike.
lososjoyride00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2010, 07:04 PM   #6
04PSD
aka Langford
 
04PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-02-07
Location: La Salle, MI
Posts: 1,269
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lososjoyride00 View Post
you can get the white spots out of the plastic with a heat gun too. and remember to use scotchbrite and contact cleaner to clean the plastic before putting on the new graphics. a quick way to get off the decals is a power washer. always works way to good on my bike.
X2 with the power washer...I accidentally found that out while trying to blast the mounds mud off of my wolverine, the mud came off...and so did the decals. But I have also used the hair dryer trick, heat up the decals a little, grab a corner with your finger nail and start peeling. Clean up the residue with a microfiber towel and some WD-40.
04PSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Quads, Bikes, and Sleds
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.13983 seconds with 24 queries