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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2019, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Old tank pad removal

Hey everyone, so I removed the old tank pads and knee grips on my bike and there is a lot of old glue left behind on the tank. What is the easiest way for me to remove the old glue?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-02-2019, 08:26 PM
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some sort of glue remover..........

adhesive remover

brake cleaner

goo gone

throw your purse at it?
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I would try a diluted mix of paint thinner.
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I had glue residue from a cheap GPS mounting plate on the dash of my car..... Very tough to remove. Goo gone didn't touch it. I went through half a dozen different mild solvents looking for something that would lift off that glue without destroying the plastic dash.

My wife's bottle of hand sanitizer did the trick. I'm guessing that the alcohol in it was what broke the glue free.

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post #5 of 7 Old 05-03-2019, 02:05 PM
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Sometimes WD 40 works well, or even gasoline. Gas has just about every solvent in it so id try it as a last resort. But good luck!
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get automotive goo gone..that’s what i used to remove the sticky residue
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