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Tank Sticker Removal

So I got my Bobber Black (matte) home from the dealership. I removed the tank stickers and was left with this. I tried a little soap and warm water, but that did not help. Any ideas?
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I have exactly the same issue... Iíve managed to remove all of the goo but in certain lights itís still possible to see the outline of where he stickers were.

I have tried a couple of coats of matte black polish and also some AutoGlym sealant but itís not gone completely!
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I will have the same problem, I have the stickers still in place. How did you remove them without scratching tank?
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I have exactly the same issue... Iíve managed to remove all of the goo but in certain lights itís still possible to see the outline of where he stickers were.

I have tried a couple of coats of matte black polish and also some AutoGlym sealant but itís not gone completely!
That is ridiculous...If goo gone doesn't work I'm considering it a warranty issue. Hopefully Triumph will make it right.
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That is ridiculous...If goo gone doesn't work I'm considering it a warranty issue. Hopefully Triumph will make it right.
There isnít any goo there at all... just a different shade of paint where the stickers were. Almost as if the sun has faded the paint around the stickers. Itís only noticeable in certain lights but annoying all the same.
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There isnít any goo there at all... just a different shade of paint where the stickers were. Almost as if the sun has faded the paint around the stickers. Itís only noticeable in certain lights but annoying all the same.
That's exactly right. Different shade. I call that a defect.
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I will have the same problem, I have the stickers still in place. How did you remove them without scratching tank?
I was able to just get my fingernail under a corner and peal it off from there.
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I use goo-gone, and a plastic single sided razorblade I found on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Single-Edge-P...70_&dpSrc=srch

These are astoundingly useful when you don't want to use something too sharp.

On the color variance, it's clearly the same paint used and the paint that was uncovered has changed slightly over time. The solution to this is more time. Get out and ride the **** bike, and check again in three month's time :-)
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I use goo-gone, and a plastic single sided razorblade I found on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Single-Edge-P...70_&dpSrc=srch

These are astoundingly useful when you don't want to use something too sharp.

On the color variance, it's clearly the same paint used and the paint that was uncovered has changed slightly over time. The solution to this is more time. Get out and ride the **** bike, and check again in three month's time :-)
I'll do you one better. I went out for goo gone, and had so much fun ripping around on the bobber that I forgot all about it. This torque beast is so fun to ride! In the time I was out, a pickup truck full of teenage guys yelled "that bike is dope!" Haha. The ladies seem to like it as well...seems to draw attention wherever I go and, again, it's just so **** fun to ride...
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