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tglodjo
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 6:52pm
Subject: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

I did something very stupid.

I could have sworn that I read here or over at HB that it is simple to remove the "Caution: Hot Surface" sticker on the group head of my Rocket Cellini. Well, I tried and it was not easy. The post I read said that Goo Gone helps it come off clean. I tried that and it wasn't easy. Nothing worked until I used a rough sponge and now the sticker and residue is completely off. Unfortunately, the sponge was a little too rough for the nice police on my Rocket and now the group head is blemished and has minor scratches.

I already acknowledge that this was a stupid thing to do, so please don't condemn me too much. What I want to know is if there is any way to get the spotless polish back on the machine.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 7:35pm
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

For others who have wondered how to remove the residual glue from these stickers, you just use corn oil and a soft cloth.  I don't know how to fix the damage you've done. Any "fix" is likely to further damage the surface.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 8:15pm
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Also removing the sticker when the machine is new helps a lot....I really wish they would not put them on the machines.
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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2013, 9:47pm
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

Chrome is a bit thin to polish out a bad scratch. You might need to contact the vender and try to get a new caution: hot surface  sticker .Ive been in your shoes ,in various ways
a few times myself ..
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 8:51am
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

Well since it is chrome you may want to go over to Autogeek.net, they are a forum on auto detailing, if there is something to fix your probelm, they will tell how.


http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101/
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 2:30pm
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Try Autosol it probably wont work but if I was in your shoes that's what I'd use. Good luck.
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 2:50pm
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

Like others have said, the chrome is very thin and once damaged, you are pretty much stuck as other people who have damaged their GH have found out. Sorry about that.

As a side note though, loading my ECM into my trunk for a coffee meet in L.A. I scuffed the sticker on my machine, it seems that a very soft plastic scraper, such as what is designed for removing price tags from items when changing the tags in a store, likely will do the job. I have a little "notch" in the bottom of my sticker but I do not feel the need to remove the rest.

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 2:53pm
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Leave it alone, you will most likely only make it worse.
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 3:02pm
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

Thanks for the responses, everyone. I'm going to follow DavecUK's advice to not make it worse by trying to fix it. Hopefully this thread will be a caution to others who want to remove their stickers.
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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2013, 3:28pm
Subject: Re: Minor Scratches/Blemishes on Rocket E61 Group Head
 

Maybe THIS
or THIS
or THIS
or half of THIS
or as a warning to others THIS?

 
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