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Removing Decals from Carbon fiber(5 posts)

Removing Decals from Carbon fiberjohnc
Jan 8, 2002 7:53 AM
I am trying to remove non-clearcoated decals from carbon. The decals came right off but left a nasty sticky residue. Any suggestions on a mild solvent (something that won't harm the carbon)to get rid of this stuff?
re: Removing Decals from Carbon fiberLewis
Jan 8, 2002 8:29 AM
They sell sticker remover at Home Depot or Lowes. You can use car polish also.
re: Removing Decals from Carbon fiberallervite
Jan 8, 2002 10:00 AM
You might want to avoid the commercial sticker remover stuff. It works well, and if used in a small quantity and briefly will be OK. However, some brands can and will eat into the clearcoat or paint.

It would be much safer to use anything with a light oil base. Olive or vegetable oil will work fine. Even peanut butter or mayonnaise will work, but not as quickly. Coat the area liberaly and let it soak into the sticky residue area. An hour would probably be long enough. Wipe off as much of the sticky stuff with terry cloth. If there is any left, coat the Terry Cloth with the oil and rub the remainder off.
re: Removing Decals from Carbon fiberGeekRoadie
Jan 9, 2002 12:13 AM
Baby oil works well, too. Take your time and use light touch. Do you have a TCR?
re: Removing Decals from Carbon fiberjohnc
Jan 9, 2002 7:43 AM
Thanks for the suggestions-it's a look fork.