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    Removing Tank Pad/Carbon pads from a plastic tank?

    Hi all,

    A bit of advice if i may... i need to replace the above on my RSV-R Mille and realising this is a plastic tank i wanted to know the best way of doing it? If it were metal then i'd just peel them off and then use a bit of white spirit to get rid of the glue but i'm assuming this would damage the plastic tank paint?

    Any advice?

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    I warmed my tank pad up with a hair dryer and peeled it off. I then used wd40 to remove the glue that was remaining on the tank. When all glue was removed I polished the tank. Done and with no evidence that it had ever happened!

    Rob

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    Excellent, sounds positive. Looks like i'll be begging the wife for the use of her hair dryer then, lol! Thanks Rob

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    Best not to tell her, just use it and put it back where you found it. (I find)

    Rob

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    That's basically the plan... lets just hope i don't break it, otherwise i'm for it

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    Your life would not be worth living! Also don't leave any kind of dirty marks or bike lube on it either or you'll get a

    Rob

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    Hahaha, I'll try my best! Now to wait for her to go out.... Pmsl!!!

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