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Hi guys!

When I bought my Z, I got a Kawasaki original seat crowl with it and that's great! It's Definitely the nicest looking seat crowl I've ever seen to the 07-09 Z's.

But now to the problem... Unfourtantly the previous owner had no taste... (according to me :p ) He put the the small side stickers from Kawasaki's tank pad kit on the seat crowl instead of the sides of the tank. :screwy:

I don't really like this and would really like to get them of somehow. Anyone got any good ideas of how to do this without damaging the seat crowl? I don't care about the stickers as long as the seat crowl is okey :D
 

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Yeah, hair dryer or heat gun should allow you to peel them off. Then use a product called "goo-gone" to remove the residue. It shouldn't damage the paint, but you will probably want to buff the cowl anyways because underneath where the stickers were will probably look a little different than the rest of the tank. I agree with the previous post though, don't use the goo-gone to get the stickers off, just the residue thats left behind if there is any.
 

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Thanks for all the answers! Will definitely try with a hair dryer! I'm also gona look for this goo-gone stuff or something equivalent to it.

Yeah, hair dryer or heat gun should allow you to peel them off. Then use a product called "goo-gone" to remove the residue. It shouldn't damage the paint, but you will probably want to buff the cowl anyways because underneath where the stickers were will probably look a little different than the rest of the tank. I agree with the previous post though, don't use the goo-gone to get the stickers off, just the residue thats left behind if there is any.
I think I'm fairly good at English, but what do you mean by "buff the cowl"? Will color be different underneath the sticker then the rest of the cowl?
 

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Anything with an alcohol base should remove the adhesive residue.....If the hair drier
doesn't work ; Soaking the part in hot soapy water (for about an hour) should also do th trick .
 

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No, the color probably won't be different unless the stickers have been there for a really long time. But the stickers actually protect the paint underneath, so you might have shiny spots (like the paint was before stickers ) and the rest might be just a little duller from normal wear and weathering. Buffing will just smooth out the microscopic little scratches that dull the paint surface and even them out. You'll see when you get them off. You might not even need to buff it, depends how long they were in there and what's happened to the rest of the paint in that time.
 

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Hey again!

Today I preformed operation "move the stickers to their correct place".
I used a hair dryer as many of you suggested and that worked like a charm! I only had to warm the stickers for a few seconds, then I could easily just peal of the stickers using my nails. There were not any glue left on the seat crowl, just some dirt where the stickers borders had been. Just cleaned that of with som paper and water.

After pealing of the stickers I felt that they were still very sticky on the back side, so I hurried down and put the stickers where they are supposed to be, on the tank!

Here are som images, the first one is the seat crowl with the stickers that the preavious owner put there.
The second image is the seat crowl after I got the stickers of, neat and clean, like it was meant to be!
The third image is the stickers on the tank where they belong!
 

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Eucaliptus or teatree oil also works a treat with the glue residue :) just destickered whole bike looks heaps better all black , yep 2012 midnight speciAl
 
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