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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2009, 9:06 am Thread Starter
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Sticker removal from windshield

The PO of my K75S registered the bike for operations on our local air force base, and as such, it has 3 stickers stuck to the lower part of the windscreen just above the head light. They are expired. They can be tough to remove from auto-glass. Never tried on plastic.

Any suggestions on how to remove them without damaging the plastic of the windshield?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2009, 1:20 pm
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Hairdryer with care: Warm up keeping the air moving, loosen at edge with craft knife blade and peel. This works best with plastic labels.

If the stickers are paper based not plastic there's a solvent remover sold by the Avery Label people that is very inert and shouldn't damage the acrylic.

Works best on paper labels if you roughen the surface a little with a Scotchbrite pad keeping well off the plastic. Clean gas can work to, but avoid other solvents.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2009, 1:42 pm
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He needs a tax disc from the UK - can not get them here, but can he can make a stainless steel one & bolt on to fork or brake disc caliper.Look around on some UK site to see what they look like - place parking stikers on them - not on bike window / plexi.
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As mentioned, hair dryer to soften and remove the top layer. There will certainly be some goop left over. I remove the goop with WD-40. Let it soak a few and rub it off... repeat as necessary.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2009, 12:14 pm
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Make sure when you are rubbing the sticker goo off to go in the direction of the grain of the plastic. (usually up and down not side to side) Tip is good when cleaning the wind screen too. If you go against the grain you will develop noticeable hazing.
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