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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought an 04 Yamaha XLT1200 last week after a test drive in the drizzle with 50's degree weather. I also have a 00 Yamaha GP760. The GP760 sat in the basement last summer but I am ready to ride here in the Atlanta area and in Mexico Beach Fla. as soon as it warms up.

The XLT1200 has the original registration decals and I have tried everything I know to remove the old decals to include GO-GONE. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

Also, anyone aware of any riding groups in GA?


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Old 12-07-2012, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is a product that does adhesive removal, and the sticker removal as well. i forget the name of it right off hand but it works alot better then goo gone. it comes in a spray can. you can also try sanding em off if you dont mind repainting the area. itll clog the paper but they will come off. im currently doing as new paint project on my waverunner and some of the stickers wouldnt come off. so i used an 80 grit sand paper to get them off. works fine. but then again i am sanding the whole waverunner anyhow. just a thought.

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information. I googled my decal issue and also found a procedure using liquid soap, baby oil and a few other concoctions.
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We use an electric heat gun
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you don't have a heat gun you use an electric hair dryer.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They recommend using heat to remove stickers. Be careful that too much heat can affect your hull. No heat gun use a hair dryer. Also they make some plastic scrappers which don't mess up the hull as easy. They also make plastic razer blades. Yes plastic. They also have a decal wheel which attaches to an air tool to remove decals. I personally think just taking a great deal of time and the old time finger nail works best. I use goo gone as well which help remove the sticky part off the ski. I hear about the dental floss method and tried it and it did not work well at all. I tried the wheel and it burns the gel coat off the boat. Maybe someone has more experience than me but I don't plan on painting my ski. If you are going to repaint it then regular sandpaper will do the trick just fine. Hope it helps.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions. I"
m headed to the auto paint supply store this week and hope to find some aerosol remedies.
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