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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 1st, 2006, 10:40 pm Thread Starter
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Back a couple years ago I put a pair of BMWMOA round reflective decals on the top case either side of the latch handle. Today I decided to remove them - I found the adhesive has sufficiently softened the paint underneath to delaminate it from the plastic. Now I have a couple 3" diameter black spots that will require repainting.

As an aside, I also had a same-size TXDOT sticker from the ERC class back there too. It came off no problemo. Must be the MOA's decal adhesive.

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You could always fill the black spots with some of that reflective sticker stuff. Maybe even paint a couple of small eyes in there for fun. That should amuse following traffic, but hopefully not to the point of them forgetting to brake.

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You could always fill the black spots with some of that reflective sticker stuff. Maybe even paint a couple of small eyes in there for fun. That should amuse following traffic, but hopefully not to the point of them forgetting to brake.
LMAO - ya know my wife said the same thing, "it sort of looks like a face with two big eyes..."

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So did you also pass this to the MOA so they could fix it?

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So did you also pass this to the MOA so they could fix it?

I did this morning. Sent an e-mail to MOA. Thanks.

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Are you sure the paint came off the top case or is it the back of the decal.

Check, if it is the decal and not the paint you can try to remove it with GOOF OFF.

LOL on this.
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Are you sure the paint came off the top case or is it the back of the decal.

Check, if it is the decal and not the paint you can try to remove it with GOOF OFF.

LOL on this.
Quite sure - the plastic underneath is exposed. It's black. Wherever the adhesive was touching paint, the paint became soft, on its way to "gooey" but not quite.

MOA sent me a reply - they said they would "look into it on future decal orders," whatever that means.

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LMAO - ya know my wife said the same thing, "it sort of looks like a face with two big eyes..."
You could add a mouth underneath. Then you would have this:


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