Removing vin sticker Vespa bravo

Ya I know it's also stamped on the frame. Anyone with a sure fire way to take off this sticker and then reapply after stripped and painted

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heatgun to a significant temp. The foil has to be almost impossible to touch with bare hands, and the sticker will simply smear off

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Marc Friedman /

Thanks man !!

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hipstar .!.. Wrote:

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> heatgun to a significant temp. The foil has to be

> almost impossible to touch with bare hands, and

> the sticker will simply smear off

Criminal!

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Marc Friedman /

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Why is it like the sticker on a pillow. Do not remove ??

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This was the best I could do when removing it from a grande.

Then I made the mistake of slipping it into this envelope and not putting it on some lexan so I could retrieve it. Now its interned in the paper forever.

I wish I had taken better care. They make a nice detail to a new paint job.

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Marc Friedman Wrote:

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> ?

> Why is it like the sticker on a pillow. Do not

> remove ??

Actually, yea kinda. I was just messing with bart though, his phone is from 02 so this is our best form of communication outside the shop.

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Marc Friedman /

Ok cheeta if I get it off exactly what do I put it on to store it until

I reapply In same spot? I think you've as usual hav a clearly conceived

Plan. It makes sense that if he glue gun is suddenly solvablizing a long

Dried out glue that Several variables can be added besides heat. Something liquid that will reduce the stickiness to zero so that a fesh glue can be applied sounds logical. What do ya think would be a smart not especially flammable solvent. Hitting alcohol or some volitile ether or carb cleaner sounds like a slick way to get admitted to a burn ward.

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John Joedicke /

Heat again and gently lift off paper.

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Marc Friedman /

But when first removing what do ya mount it to

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#CrazyWayne™ rocks. #CrazyWayne /

Old sticker backing

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Marc Friedman /

Old stick backing ??? Wax paper??

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You might try masking the sticker.

Make a boundery around the VIN sticher with the

special tape for masking.

So there is the sticker with a 1/4 inch mask.

then becareful around it when its all done cear coat it.

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Yes, What Wayne said a bumper sticker back. Not wax.

What Mike said is good too. Double or triple mask it off before putting it in the cabinet. Pay attention to where your blast media is ricocheteing.

Now I'm all jazzed about trying to save mine and reaplying.

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^i always wish they remade them for the safari and derbis.

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You can't hide a repaint, therefore I think it's best to leave it where it is. Mask it, be careful then paint around it. Yes you'll know it was repainted but the paint job isn't going to make anyone think it's original anyhow.

Keep the original tags intact IMO. Far more important than trying to fool folks.

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Sometimes repainting a bike isn't about fooling anyone. Sometimes repainting a bike is about personal aesthetic appeal.

If you actually care about the work you do and want your bike to look good, please don't just mask the vin sticker and paint around it.

This is one of cheetahchrome's bikes and one of my favorites on this site, I don't think he's trying to fool anyone with a repaint:

https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,2836718,2836718

Take your time, do it right.

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Marc Friedman /

Who is fooling anyone ??

The vin sticker is an integral part of the machine.

I bought heat gun and we will see if it can be easily taken off.

Lexan or something is my next step.

I am going to stick to a red that's pretty close.

Haven't decided to pearl it or otherwise. But def will have a clear coat.

I've got the painted stuff totally taken apArt.

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Ha Ha, thanks for the post Artax

I just picked this up last night, now I have to make the same decision as to the label.

Gonna try to keep this build as close to 300.00 as I can.

I'm so sick for detail I will probably spend 450.00

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Marc Friedman /

Sweet cheeta.

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It kinda like they done want you to remove the sticker. so they made so that it is more likely to be ruined when removed. If you get it off ok it still gonna look not right.

By figuring out how to leavethe sticker attached and painting around it make the sticker sound, whia allowing a crazy paint job

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Cheeta is that the one that was by sac city college?

How do you attach the tank? My bravo had a plastic tank that was cracked so I got one like the one pictured as a replacement. I have it zip-tied on but I want a more permanent solution.

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No this belonged to a landsquib who only used it as a verbal punching bag. I took it home out of pity, like an abused girlfriend left at the bar scenario.

The tank on this one bolts to permanent steel tabs both high and low on the frame

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just cut the paper envelope off around the sticker, and put adhesive on the paper. I use that '3m' emblem and trim adhesive, you'll never get it off again.

I've had really good luck with MEK in a syringe, drip drip drip on the edge of the sticker.

The ink will probably come off though, so maybe not so good on the vespa. Mine is already really faded because of spilling gas on it.

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Bad Cadillac™ /

cheetahchrome . Wrote:

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> This was the best I could do when removing it from

> a grande.

> Then I made the mistake of slipping it into this

> envelope and not putting it on some lexan so I

> could retrieve it. Now its interned in the paper

> forever.

> I wish I had taken better care. They make a nice

> detail to a new paint job.

>

You can't heat up the envelope with a blow dryer and pull it off?

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Marc Friedman /

So this is the oem vin sticker reapplied

To my freshly painted bravo.

I heated up the sticker with a heat gun and removed it. Then I put

It on double sided tape and trimmed it a bit to make it a bit more presentable.

Then I ordered a screen protector for an iPad and cut a rectangle out a bit larger than the vin plate and applied it first to the sticker and then to the bike.

It ain't perfect but it looks sweet to me.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Awesome job Marc. If i gave a lick about reapplying stickers... or repainting at all, I'd be proud to get it that complete back onto the bike.

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Marc Friedman /

I used to think the old patina was nice until I started seeing how nice paint applied the right way looks. Tim Azevedo, my paint guy, is a super pro who has been doing it for many years. The whole thing is such eye candy that Ya just want to sit there looking at it. He has to finish the side covers and I will post pics then.

That's not to knock some of the great mechanical builds that

Are on rusty or rattle can frames. Those are also equally amazing.

The red we used is a corvette red from the 90's that Tim

Happened to have a pile of. My stretch hobbit is going a bright yellow.

The craziest color of them all is a green that is full of metallic flakes that goes for like $90 a pint plus all the hardeners etc. Yea I've gotta have that too I think.

A friend of mine only does old nortons restorations and he sent the tank out (fiberglass) for

Rehab and paint. .... Thousands of buckaroos. Ya gotta see that yellow on that tank , insane

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