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Any tips on removing stickers/adhesive from frame?(18 posts)

Any tips on removing stickers/adhesive from frame?Allezcomp
Mar 14, 2003 12:45 PM
Took some stickers off my bike today. Looks way better. More stealthy. Only problem is that some of the stickers left adhesive on the frame. Any tips on getting this sticky stuff off?
A couple of things...Raven1911
Mar 14, 2003 12:49 PM
WD-40 will work but also a better product I have used is Goo Gone. You can use Goo Gone on a lot of things including clothing to get out sticky residue. You can buy it at your local home store or Wal-Mart.

Raven
Try WD40. It works great. nmDave Hickey
Mar 14, 2003 12:49 PM
3M adhesive removerDougSloan
Mar 14, 2003 12:59 PM
I've tried lots of things. 3M adhesive remover works best, won't harm paint or carbon fiber. Sometimes a little heat from a blow dryer helps to soften it up, and it comes off much faster. Keep using fresh areas of paper towel or rag to remove the adhesive.

Doug
3M adhesive remover........surly357
Mar 14, 2003 1:25 PM
....works great and can be purchased at most auto body supply stores. It cleans most anything, and if you buy the spray can it's also good for installing black mountain bike grips. Just don't let it pool in the ends...
Thanks guysAllezcomp
Mar 14, 2003 2:30 PM
Used some WD-40 and a rag and it came right off.
yes yes yesthe bull
Mar 14, 2003 3:17 PM
this is the pro way to do it.
acetone/nail polish remover. works great! (nm)philippe crist
Mar 14, 2003 1:28 PM
Citrus cleaner! nmLive Steam
Mar 14, 2003 1:38 PM
no no no!the bull
Mar 14, 2003 3:16 PM
this is abrasive and can scrach the paint.
no no no! -- Yes,yes,yes!Live Steam
Mar 14, 2003 8:17 PM
Citrus cleaner is abrasive? Not nay that I have seen. It actually comes under many labels for many uses, from cabinet polish to Goo-Be-Gone and everything in between like citrus degreaser. The stuff is even used for wood floors. No abrasive material in it at all. He could just as well use lemon juice or lemon cleaner or hot soapy water. This will also cut the adhesive.
pumicethe bull
Mar 15, 2003 4:34 AM
When you use a citrus cleaner you can feel it like fine sand moving around to clean the suface.
Maybe you talking about some thing else.
The best way to get sticky stuff of a painted surface is 3M adhisive remover.
re: Any tips on removing stickers/adhesive from frame?johnnybegood
Mar 14, 2003 2:03 PM
I would play it safe and use a solvent meant for painted surfaces. I use car paste wax. The solvent in the wax usually works. If it doesn't remove the offending substance I use automotive bug and tar remover then reapply the paste wax.
Goo-gone ...Humma Hah
Mar 14, 2003 5:17 PM
... is a solvent designed specifically for the job. Available at auto parts stores and home improvement stores. Give it time to work, and it will soften most tape and sticker adhesives.
Liquid Wrench..Works incredibly wellNASA Noddler
Mar 14, 2003 6:15 PM
Betty that nail polish remover that refuses to soak in.
re: Any tips on removing stickers/adhesive from frame?CORONADO FLYER
Mar 14, 2003 9:14 PM
re: Any tips on removing stickers/adhesive from frame?JerBear
Mar 14, 2003 11:09 PM
White Lightning..that's what we use at our shop
WD40 IS THE STUFF (NM)ACE-
Mar 14, 2003 11:10 PM
NM