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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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How to remove old tank pad?

What is the best way to remove the old tank pad without damaging the tank, I tried the search button but couldnt find any useful information. Thanks. Russell..
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 10:30 PM
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Heat gun and dental floss.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 12:56 AM
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^^^ +1 on that. I've been in the graphics business for a very long time, and this is the best way to do this. Saw it off with dental floss. Warming first with a heat gun or at least a hair dryer helps a lot.

You'll have adhesive left do get off. Use a professional solvent like Ditzler DX330, or better yet mix mineral spirits and acetone about 60/40 ratio and soak with a soft rag. The acetone is a hot solvent and will swell the adhesive quickly, but evaporate too soon to do damage to the paint. The mineral spirits are mild and very slow to evaporate, so will keep the adhesive suspended so you can wipe it off.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 09:17 PM
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Um, did this 2 days ago, have a heat gun but didn't think a good idea to warm a full gas tank so I got a metal pick, hooked it into the gel of the pad and just pulled till I had enough to grab then just ripped it off. Alcohol swabs for the glue crap then washed the tank and dried, then applied new one. Worked just fine, no damage.
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