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Has anyone removed their "metallic" logos off the sides of the gas tank? How are they attached? Does it leave marks? What's the best way to get them off? Please advise!!
 

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dental floss and a warm tank work well....that is to say they may just pop right off a warm tank...let it sit out in the sun...(sorry texans...) , or use a heat gun (within reason)

they are only plastic but be aware they can still scratch if you yank on them

I have used a plastic knife to pry up the edge of those kind of emblems before without issues.
 

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Just like Wizza said: heat the tank up and then run dental floss or fishing line behind them. They'll come right off.

They're just stuck on with double sided foam tape FYI. When you remove them you might leave some residue behind. You can use something like WD-40 or Goof Off to get that off without hurting your paint.
 

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First, take your time and expect an hour per side. With that said, you might get lucky and they pop right off. Mine took about an hour and a half. I used dental floss and got it off but it left about 1/3 of the glue. I sprayed wd-40 on it and soaked it, then hit it with the heat gun and used my fingernail and it slowly came off. WD-40 doesn't hurt anything and it really helped.

 

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Pretty much what was already said: Dental floss, HAIR DRYER (heat gun gets too hot for my comfort level), and WD40.
However REMEMBER to pull the floss AWAY from the tank, otherwise you could scratch the tank.
I also use the AutoZone citrus bug and tar remover to get the last little nagging bit of residue off the paint (the citrus based is clear coat safe), then wash and wax with a good wax....
 

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Tank Emblems

I found that Dental Floss, Heat, and Goo Gone are all you need. I tried the WD-40 and it wasn't as good as Goo Gone.

Good Luck,
Bob
 

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All good advice but I wouldnt use fishing line, use the dental floss doubled up it is more forgiving than the fishing line. .02 have a safe one.
 

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TennX said:
All good advice but I wouldnt use fishing line, use the dental floss doubled up it is more forgiving than the fishing line. .02 have a safe one.
That's good advice. I suspect the fishing line would be more likely to scratch the tank than the floss.
 

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I used a big a$$ screwdriver and a hammer, they came right off (mostly).
Then I decided I liked them better on.

M.
 

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UberSkippy said:
TennX said:
All good advice but I wouldnt use fishing line, use the dental floss doubled up it is more forgiving than the fishing line. .02 have a safe one.
That's good advice. I suspect the fishing line would be more likely to scratch the tank than the floss.
If you saturate it with wd-40 and have someone spray in behind while using the fishing line and gently pull away from the tank it will not scratch but I would use floss. We did my buddies with fishing line that way and it came off easier and had no marks/scratches.
 

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I used the hairdryer and got them started to release with the floss then I took my fingers and slowly pryed them up the rest of the way (ouch) but it worked. Do the same for the reflectors and the Honda emblems on side covers.
 

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those dental floss users, did you use wax or unwaxed floss?
 

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I used 3M Adhesive and tar remover in a can for a set of emblems. It works MUCH better and faster than WD-40, goo-gone, etc. It is a product designed to remove trim/emblems/etc.
 
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