Safe to remove sticker on tank?
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member seba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    I just bought my yamaha TW second hand from a friend.

    It features a quite thick (rubbery) sticker on the tank, exactly like the one that can be seen here:

    Now I was wondering if I could remove it safely without damaging the paint?

    I thought of maybe removing all fuel out of the tank and heating the sticker, but I don't know if the paint could tolerate that.

    Thanks in advance,


  2. #2
    Junior Member rvtjonny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Rhode Island
    use a hair dryer and some goof off to clean up after removal.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mad Mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Don't know how thick or stiff the sticker is but a friend of mine likes to use dental floss to cut underneath and lift emblems. Warms it up with a hair dryer first and then keeps it warm as he slowly works.
    2001 TW200 adopted January 2012. 2001 Moto Guzzi California EV acquired June 2012. Ex-rides: Hidden Content , Hidden Content that I rode 67,000 miles in six years and had many Hidden Content , 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special, Yamaha XT 500, 1969 Yamaha DT 175 Enduro purchased new that started it all and a Honda 90 and 110 ATV, an Indian Mini Buffalo (a 50cc Italjet) and a couple of other dirt bikes.

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Junior Member seba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Thanks for the reactions. Never thought of the dental floss, seams like a good idea!

  6. #5
    Banned qwerty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    NW Tennessee
    Use a magnifying glass to determine if the clearcoat is over the label. If so, not gonna work.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Play safe!
    By arbolmano in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-07-2013, 05:36 PM
  2. Be Safe
    By mrlmd in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-25-2012, 01:41 PM
  3. Safe to boost?
    By losttourist in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-08-2012, 06:42 AM
  4. Funny sticker...any others?
    By mpilla in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-07-2012, 09:39 PM
  5. Remove TW logo from Tank?
    By Rohnsman in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-10-2010, 12:51 PM