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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Removing Stick-On Carbon

The original owner did a carbon fiber peel-and-stick number on the steering head. I'd like to remove it but am afraid of damaging the original finish on the metal. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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I`m a fan of dental floss but others on the forum have their favorite techniques.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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I would try heating the carbon product with a hair dryer or heat gun to heat up the adhesive. Once the adhesive is warm you may be able to pull the product away without damage. Excessive adhesive can be cleaned off with 3M Adhesive Cleaner. Good luck.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Thanks all. I'll give it a shot with the dental floss after my Sunday ride tomorrow.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #7
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:36 AM   #8
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:43 AM   #9
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Heat would be the best. Get the right temp and it will remove most of the glue and make the clean up easier.
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micwhitt...also remember to have patience and go slowly. The adhesive is designed to stick to the carbon and should release from the aluminum. You will get a feel for pace, but, once you have a free edge, lift that edge while applying heated air to the underside...wear gloves...and lift while watching the glue release. There is a balance here that will make cleanup easier.
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