GLUED placards


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GLUED placards

Postby bowler62 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:20 pm



Good evening gentlemen and ladies. I have recently purchased a 2005 Goldwing. My 4th wing. My question. The previous owner put these woodgrain placards on the bike. The rear speaker covers, dash,air inlets on both sides down on the fairing, both storage box tops on the fairing. Although they probably looked good to him I prefer not to have them. Any way you would suggest me getting these off without hurting the underneath areas? I notice one if slightly pulled up on the corner. I believe they have a sticky backing that adheares them to the object. I just want to know if there is a way to remove them without damaging the bike and if so, how. Thanks for the help.



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Re: GLUED placards

Postby themainviking » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:24 pm

I would try softening the sticky whatever with goo-gone, whilst applying a pulling pressure. After each placard is removed, some more goo-gone would soften the glue so it could be removed. Lotta work, but it could be done. Hopefully without taking any paint with it. On the other hand, if it is a vinyl sheeting type of stuff, perhaps a blow dryer to heat it up so it peels off easily, and then the goo-gone.
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Re: GLUED placards

Postby bowler62 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:27 pm

Thanks sir. I'll try that. I am hoping I won't damage what is under. I thought maybe a hair dryer or heat gun on low holding away would loosen and maybe taking a plastic scraper, like an ice scraper but then thought against thinking may damage what is undermeath. I'll try your way first. Thanks again.

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Re: GLUED placards

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:21 am

I'd recommend the same procedure, although I might try WARMING (not heating) with a heat gun first to soften the glue before peeling back, then removing residue with Goo-Gone.

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Re: GLUED placards

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:55 pm

Is goo gone compatible with plastic. I have some "graffitti cleaner" that will almost melt plastic.

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Re: GLUED placards

Postby themainviking » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:33 pm

goo gone is fine with plastic. It is not as good with glue as some of the things that are better, but those things are not so good on plastic. Fire comes to mind. Cleans up glue like spit, but not too good with plastic :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: GLUED placards

Postby MikeB » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:35 pm

By all means, warm the faux wood grain panels with a hair dryer or a heart gun on low. They will peel off with little effort. Then, believe it or not, you can use gasoline to wipe off the glue residue. Of course, this is flammable stuff but so is the Goo Gone and other solvents that are strong enough to liquify and remove the glue. Gas will not harm the plastic or painted surfaces.
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Re: GLUED placards

Postby redial » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:29 pm

By all means, warm the ... ... grain panels with a hair dryer or a heart gun on low. They will peel off with little effort.


Where can I get one of those "Heart guns" that causes them to peel off with little effort :lol:
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Re: GLUED placards

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:44 pm

My heart gun is a 1911. Cabella's is a good source.


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