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Cleaning sticker goo off frame

Old 11-08-05, 04:59 PM
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Cleaning sticker goo off frame

I have an old frame I've been building up. The other day I peeled some old sticker off and it left some super sticky goo on the bike. Now it's getting dirt and stuff stuck to it. What should I use to get this off? Tried various soaps around the house and nothing worked. Want something strong enough to take it off without hurting the finish. Thanks, Jarrett
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Old 11-08-05, 05:02 PM
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goo gone... nail polish remover...
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Old 11-08-05, 05:02 PM
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WD-40 and a soft rag.
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Old 11-08-05, 05:03 PM
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Lighter fluid or GooGone Works wonders for sticker residue.
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Hairdryer + one of the above if they don't work on their own
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Lighter fluid
and a match
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Old 11-08-05, 06:11 PM
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I would be extra careful using solvents on paint/clearcoat though. If your frame is powder coated, you probably don't have any worries. Either way, test the solvent first on an inconspicuous area of the frame (back of dropout, underside of chain stay, ect).

I say try Goo-Gone. I have never noted its effects on paint, but it does a fine job of removing sticker residue.
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Old 11-08-05, 06:35 PM
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Goof off also works, that's what I use.
I believe that rubbing alcohol also works for sticker residue.. but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-08-05, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by thenathanator
Goof off also works, that's what I use.
I believe that rubbing alcohol also works for sticker residue.. but I could be wrong.

YOU are correct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-08-05, 06:57 PM
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carburetor cleaner works like a badass.
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Old 11-09-05, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by thenathanator
I believe that rubbing alcohol also works for sticker residue.. but I could be wrong.
Second the call for rubbing alchohol. Also works great for cleaning rims etc. Handy and cheap.
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Old 11-09-05, 03:01 AM
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warm/hot water and a towel.
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Old 11-09-05, 06:17 AM
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Normal car polish. NOT CUT and POLISH
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Old 11-09-05, 07:35 AM
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There is a solvent called Naptha. It will not damage the paint or fog plexiglass. You can use it to remove sticky residue from almost anything, even solvent based stains in carpet etc without melting the carpet.

Naptha is the sole ingredient of lighter fluid and coleman camping gas or "white gas" as it is often called. It is flammable obviously so only do it outside or very very carefully, i.e., close the can after every dip with the rag.

Failing that, or possibly before that, use another piece of tape to pull the adhesive off. that often works better faster and neatlier than anything

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Originally Posted by RETTWINS
I have an old frame I've been building up. The other day I peeled some old sticker off and it left some super sticky goo on the bike. Now it's getting dirt and stuff stuck to it. What should I use to get this off? Tried various soaps around the house and nothing worked. Want something strong enough to take it off without hurting the finish. Thanks, Jarrett
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Old 11-09-05, 07:48 AM
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This stuff isn't just flamable, it is seriously - explosively combustible. Way more than gasoline. Just the fumes from the container can travel around a room and find a reason to ignite. I've got a huge can of the stuff in my shed and it scares the crap out of me every time I see it.

Not worth the headache i'm thinking.
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Old 11-09-05, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lemurhouse
I've got a huge can of the stuff in my shed...

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Old 11-09-05, 09:25 AM
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haha. yeah, some nights I just sit in the back yard drinking a beer, and think about the possibilities.

Nah, just kidding. I guess.
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lemurhouse is correct. although this is true of most solvents including gasoline. I work on old cars and there was a guy in one of the clubs who in true darwin award-esque fashion was disposing of gasoline in the fireplace. first jugful wnet in. He lit that with no problems but when he walked into the room with the next one the fumes made it to the fireplace before he did, with predictable results. nobody that I knew personally. solvent fumes will ignite on any open flame or spark if they are present in thick enough concentration. Since they are mostly heavier than air, usually they collect in low lying areas likke the bottom of your hot water heater where they get set off by the pilot light. this goes for jasco fumes, lacquer thinner, nail polish remover (which is acetone which no one raised any alarm about) yes it is all dangerous. please be careful. do it outside, not in your ninth floor walk up co-op apt. in NYC...

or use the tape trick. works great.

btdt....

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This stuff isn't just flamable, it is seriously - explosively combustible. Way more than gasoline. Just the fumes from the container can travel around a room and find a reason to ignite. I've got a huge can of the stuff in my shed and it scares the crap out of me every time I see it.

Not worth the headache i'm thinking.
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if the rest of the paint starts coming off, Acht! Just take it ALL off
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
goo gone... nail polish remover...
...
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Can I safely assume that all these ideas (specifically rubbing alcohol, I'm thinking) work for old stickers as well? 'Cause I've got some old freakin' stickers I want off...
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Old 11-09-05, 11:44 AM
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My votes for lighter fluid.
Either that or get real primative and just rub the residue till you wear the skin off your palms.- that'd be hawd-core... might not acheive the desired effect though.
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Old 11-09-05, 11:46 AM
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Old 11-09-05, 02:38 PM
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Goo gone ftw. Pick some up at your local walmart.
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WD-40. Everyone has it, and there's no need to go out and buy any specialty products.
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