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    Default Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Strange question i know....

    PRevious owners decided to stick 5 little round Yamaha decals all over the front of the XTX. So i removed them today.

    However 1 on the LHS panel and the one on tank by filler cap seem to have been superglued in place !

    Tried the hot soapy water but as yet, not getting very far.

    Can't use any Acetone based product on the panel i'd imagine but may get away with it on the tank if the right material.

    Other option is to cover the thing with the same round bit i've just removed LOL.

    Everbuild Stick 2 remover may be the one... rekons it can be used on plastics.... Hmmmmmm
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Assuming they haven't been lacquered over, some heat should do it

    (I say this on the understanding that the previous owner didn't actually use superglue)

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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Quote Originally Posted by phuk72 View Post

    (I say this on the understanding that the previous owner didn't actually use superglue)
    Consdiering i said it in the title ?
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Yeah I know - but nobody is really so effing stupid as to superglue a sticker to a bike are they?

    IIRC Halfords sell superglue remover (made by Loctite I think?) which is safe for use on painted surfaces.

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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Quote Originally Posted by phuk72 View Post
    Assuming they haven't been lacquered over, some heat should do it

    (I say this on the understanding that the previous owner didn't actually use superglue)
    Even if they did the answer stands IIRC.
    Heat breaks down superglue, hence the advice when fingers are bonded together to immerse in warm water.

    But, if you were to google "removing superglue" the first hit is:
    Removing Super Glue | Super Glue Corporation
    Which says "Acetone is often found in household nail polish remover"
    Not sure what effect it would have on the tank paint tho...

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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Quote Originally Posted by phuk72 View Post
    Yeah I know - but nobody is really so effing stupid as to superglue a sticker to a bike are they?

    IIRC Halfords sell superglue remover (made by Loctite I think?) which is safe for use on painted surfaces.
    Panels are not painted, they're plastic...

    LOL yes it would seem someone is... i've got the plastics on my desk and have soaked in very hot water but no joy... deffo superglue.

    Might get away with that on the tank though
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Even if they did the answer stands IIRC.
    Heat breaks down superglue, hence the advice when fingers are bonded together to immerse in warm water.

    But, if you were to google "removing superglue" the first hit is:
    Removing Super Glue | Super Glue Corporation
    Which says "Acetone is often found in household nail polish remover"
    Not sure what effect it would have on the tank paint tho...
    And also destroys plastics. Which is the problem of using any Acetone based product, Superglue is essentially a plastic when set, acetone eats the plastic... plastics are made of plastic... therefore eating them is bad.
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Have you asked the previous owner (culprit?) if they were glued on in any way?

    Seems odd that he would glue one on and attach the rest normally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monstyr View Post
    Have you asked the previous owner (culprit?) if they were glued on in any way?

    Seems odd that he would glue one on and attach the rest normally.
    LOL trust me... they're glued... the others and the sticky came off with ease. The sticky stuff disappeared in seconds with some tar remover stuff. These 2 were deffo stuck on with something more.

    Can't think of any reason i'd call the previous owner.

    Replacement panel with all decals from Yamaha is 104.

    So it's likely that the little ones on the Orange will be going back on there.

    Tank though i'm still hopeful about.
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Well the Acetone worked well on the tank. So happy with that..

    Fairing though i'm very dubious about having a go at and will probably get a Yamaha decal like the one at the top and re-do it nicely on both sides.
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Bit late getting back to you but there superglue debonders which are non-acetone. Wurth do one as well other cleaning/prepping goodies (just a bit pricey)

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    I have some cutting / polishing compound for plastics at home - if you mark the plastics taking the stickers off, give me a shout, Ill slice you off a sliver and bung it in the post to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet View Post
    I have some cutting / polishing compound for plastics at home - if you mark the plastics taking the stickers off, give me a shout, Ill slice you off a sliver and bung it in the post to you
    elaborate ? You can polish the plastics ?

    The LHS panel is scuffed, more brushed than scuffed i guess... almost as though if it were painted it had taken off the lacquer.
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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    You always use petrol to clean off sticky residue.

    Plastic is very difficult to polish because it melts if you buff it too vigorously but it's doable. depends on the particular plastic type.

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    Default Re: Superglue remover, tank and plastic panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    elaborate ? You can polish the plastics ?

    The LHS panel is scuffed, more brushed than scuffed i guess... almost as though if it were painted it had taken off the lacquer.

    Yes - I have a big polishing kit I bought ages ago which came with various grades of polishing wax, including a wax for polishing plastics.

    I used it to pretty good effect to lessen a deep scratch on a blade I did up and sold on, and it made good on my KTM plastics after I lost my footing and scraped the front mudguard on the neighbours fence.


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    They do a small kit on its own too it seems. Practice / get the twat of it on a bit of fairing or something you have kicking around


    Mr Fastner 4 Piece Plastic Polishing Kit
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