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Maynardjamesapc
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I just bought a 2001 gl1800. The previous owner had blue lense covers over the headlights with velcro. What can I use to remove the velcro without damaging the lenses.

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Maynardjamesapc wrote: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 am I just bought a 2001 gl1800. The previous owner had blue lense covers over the headlights with velcro. What can I use to remove the velcro without damaging the lenses.

Thank you.
You can peel the velcro away and remove the remaining adhesive with Goo-Gone. I have never had Goo-Gone damage any surface. Make sure you use the small bottle shown here, not the spray bottle (which doesn't work anywhere near as well):

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I have had goo gone damage some plastics when I applied it too generously. I generally try mineral spirits to remove adhesive glue first and if that won't do it I'll move on to the goo gone.
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WD-40 works great too. Just spray on and wait a few minutes and rub off, using your finger to avoid scratching anything.
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Isopropyl alcohol works good too and leaves no residue.
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You might try Brake Clean in the red can.
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Sounds odd but creamy peanut butter can remove small amounts of adhesive residue also.
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Use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive before you try to remove the velcro. It actually isn't velcro but called 3M dual lock. The adhesive is much more aggressive than velcro. The good part is, the adhesive may come off almost completely when you remove the dual lock.
Peanut butter or vegetable oil work fine. Along with mayonnaise. Just let it sit for while.


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