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    Hey Homers! My name's Dave and I'm a newish Turner owner.

    I'm getting ready to peel off the old downtube decals from my 5.5Pack and was looking for some advice. I don't want to leave any of the sticky residue that I'm sure will be left after peeling the old decal and I don't want to damage the powdercoat (I think this is what the finish is made of?) After searching found that some people have used a product called "Goo Gone" to clean up the decal/sticker residue on their bikes. Any of you had experience with this product? Recommend another better alternative?

    Going to be replacing with the new decals so when I get this done I'll post up before and after pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsittman
    Hey Homers! My name's Dave and I'm a newish Turner owner.

    I'm getting ready to peel off the old downtube decals from my 5.5Pack and was looking for some advice. I don't want to leave any of the sticky residue that I'm sure will be left after peeling the old decal and I don't want to damage the powdercoat (I think this is what the finish is made of?) After searching found that some people have used a product called "Goo Gone" to clean up the decal/sticker residue on their bikes. Any of you had experience with this product? Recommend another better alternative?

    Going to be replacing with the new decals so when I get this done I'll post up before and after pics.
    I've used rubbing alcohol and it seemed to make it easier. Got it all off.

    Good thing to make sure the other solvents won't strip your PC too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsittman
    I don't want to leave any of the sticky residue that I'm sure will be left after peeling the old decal and I don't want to damage the powdercoat (I think this is what the finish is made of?) After searching found that some people have used a product called "Goo Gone" to clean up the decal/sticker residue on their bikes. Any of you had experience with this product?
    I have used Goo Gone to remove the adhesive residue from protective tape from several of my frames. (They weren't Turner's though.) The stuff works great and did not harm the paint.

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    WD40 works as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy
    WD40 works as well.
    But then how do you get all that long-lasting lubricant off the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoPawn
    But then how do you get all that long-lasting lubricant off the frame?
    ARRGH!!!

    I learned long ago....

    WD stands for water displacement
    40 is the IQ of people who think its a lube

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    I have used Goo Gone to remove all my decals and it worked great, but man those rim decals were really stuborn.

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    My decals fell of the first time I rode in the rain.
    Have you tried that?

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    Bestine works great too.

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    Doesn't rain here in AZ so I'm SOL there

    Thanks for the replies. Might just try the WD40 since I've got some around. Website even said safe on car paint and good for cleaning off bug splatter. Might have to give that a try too.

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    wd40 and a heat gun

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    I used to be a WD40 fanatic. Take price tags of drinking glasses, remove permanent pen from formics, etc etc. Just love the smell. really.

    But I have a new love: Park Tool Citrus Chainbrite. It will remove anything. You know those labeles that come on new ceramic sinks or toilets that seem to be glued on with superglue? No problem, just scratch the paper off, dab on a small amount of Chainbrite, let it sit a few minutes, and then it just wipes off with all the ppaer residue and glue.

    Love it!!

    Just keep in mind that it may damage some surfaces so after the job is done, make sure you clean the area with some Windex or soapy water.

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    You can also try carb & choke cleaner............CF.

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