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Like many of you, I really dislike those "warning" stickers on my fuel tank. I had little difficulty pulling those off and waxing off any of the remaining goo but I am having a problem with the "Ultra Shell" sticker over the clutch cover. After removing it...the goo remained. I used orange citrus oil, WD-40, and plenty of elbow grease and have managed to remove it but the paint is noticably dull and has lost most of it's shine. I've waxed it but I can still see some tell tale marks. I don't mean to be obsessive about it but I like my bike sharp and clean. Any suggestions? The easiest fix would be putting on an "appropriate" sticker like Ducati, Monster, or even AGIP moto. Are there heat resistant decals available from Ducati? Thanks!
 

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Try "Goof-Off" or "Goo-Gone" they worked well for me.
 

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Too late now, but next time try heating it with a blow dryer before pulling it off. it will soften the glue and most of it will stay on the sticker. Sitting it in the sun for a long time first will also work sometimes.
 

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For removing stickers and decals, nothing works better and is paint-friendlier than Ronson lighter fluid.

As for touching up the dull paint, have you tried ArmorAll or SonofaGun or some similar product? I'm ashamed to tell you of all the uses I've found for it. (Just found out how good it makes the stock aluminum lo-pipes look.)

--Griff
 

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I've used use goof off stuff and it works alright, but the best thing I've found is to use finger nail polish remover and an old, super thin card, like the one you get at Safeway.

I took all of the frame, tank and engine stickers off my girl the first weekend she was home. Also removed the ugly rubber straps and tied up the wires and stuff behind them. I've gotten quite a few complements from that alone. "Wow, those Ducati's sure have clean lines.."
 

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I took all of the frame, tank and engine stickers off my girl the first weekend she was home. Also removed the ugly rubber straps and tied up the wires and stuff behind them. I've gotten quite a few complements from that alone. "Wow, those Ducati's sure have clean lines.."
Were you able to eliminate all the frame wire ties?
 

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DJ - that looks really great. I've been thinking about doing the same thing for a while now. Just have to get off my butt I guess...
 
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