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As a result of the thread on here about the Roxter heated grips, I bought some and fitted them yesterday.

Unfortuntaley and following all the warnings, whilst glueing the grips on I had a misshap and spilled some superglue on my beloved Vara, I saw the spill happen and wiped it immediatley, tried T-cutt, white spirit and turps, but it got worse.

Today, in the cold light of day, the damage is bad but not as bad as I thought yesterday, most of the glue is on the decal above the word 'Varadero' on the right hand fairing panel, there is some above the decal and a little below.

I guess its a case of removing the panel and taking it to a reputable spray shop, unless anyone has any better/cheaper ideas.

I know a new decal will solve part of the problem, but not all.

I am really really annoyed with myself :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

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I don't want to give you false hope but I spilt superglue all over over my wifes helmet. The stuff runs so much.
But she cleaned most of it off using cif cleaner.
I'm not recommending you do that on paintwork, but the point is that superglue is not all it is cracked up to be an does deteriorate over time. Depending on how bad, you may be able to clean over a period.
 

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Acetone, which is or used to be in Nail Polish Remover, dissolves superglue. Or you can buy specialist removal stuff - Screwfix.com under "No nonsense superglue" but this could be an expensive way of buying acetone. Worth a try though.
 

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These panels are a pain in the arse to gat sprayed as they are silver and then when drying a dye is blown into the paint to give it the colour ie orange or blue etc. I was told by a body shop it would be nigh on impossible to guarantee a perfect colour match and the dye is about £100 a litre. Have you tried the super glue activator/remover. You can apply it to the glue spill and remove it try the loctite website
 

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worse thing you could do is wipe it off. just pushes the bloody stuff around, making it thinner and letting it dry quicker in a bigger patch! dabbing it off with a tissue is best.

now its dry has it eaten into the paint or plastic? if it has then you got two options;

repainting, which as has been mentioned is a pain, maybe you can have both sides completely painted whatever colour you want?

or live with it.
 

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Thanks folks for all the advise, both my wife and daughter suggested nail polish remover when I told them what I'd done, I haven't tried it yet though, as I wasn't sure if it would damage the decal or the laquer/paint.

What I have done today it polish the area with Mer, and after about an hour's worth of elbow grease its starting to look a lot better, I'm not sure whether the Mer is removing the glue or just smoothing it over, its a case of I can't really see it but I can feel it with my thumb nail, I'll try a bit more next weekend and report back.

I don't feel quite so bad as I did when I wrote the original post, so for anyone considering fitting heated grips and superglueing them BE VERY CAREFUL and learn from others mistakes as Superglue runs so easily.
 

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so for anyone considering fitting heated grips and superglueing them BE VERY CAREFUL and learn from others mistakes as Superglue runs so easily.
I know its a bit late now but this was one of my biggest fears when fitting mine and so covered all exposed areas with masking paper......sure enough there was a couple of drips landed on it
 

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that is one of the reasons I removed all the plastics first.
 

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I havn't glued mine on yet :thumbright:

But when I do I think I will be taping a bit of newspaper over critical areas :thumbright: good idea Russ

A bit easier than removing all the plastics :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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it'll soak through newspaper in a few minutes, tape a binliner under the bars and cover that with your paper or rags.

my advice is to bin the watery pee that comes with the grips and get some proper grip glue, from renthal, or honda do stuff specifically for their heated grips.
or at least some decent gel superglue that wont drip so much.

i spread a very thin grip glue base inside the grip, let it go touch dry then push it on the bar with lots of hairspray to lube. obviously keep it away from the end of the throttle tube, slide a bit of milk bottle plastic between the bar and throttle tube to keep it clean.
none of my grips have ever come loose.
 

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it'll soak through newspaper in a few minutes, tape a binliner under the bars and cover that with your paper or rags.

my advice is to bin the watery pee that comes with the grips and get some proper grip glue, from renthal, or honda do stuff specifically for their heated grips.
or at least some decent gel superglue that wont drip so much.

i spread a very thin grip glue base inside the grip, let it go touch dry then push it on the bar with lots of hairspray to lube. obviously keep it away from the end of the throttle tube, slide a bit of milk bottle plastic between the bar and throttle tube to keep it clean.
none of my grips have ever come loose.
Chers for the advice that man :thumbright::thumbright::thumbright:
 

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I havn't glued mine on yet :thumbright:

But when I do I think I will be taping a bit of newspaper over critical areas :thumbright: good idea Russ

A bit easier than removing all the plastics :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
TOP TIP;););););););).

Don't use superglue when you do eventually glue them on. I used aerosol glue used for carpets etc.

Spray it in the grip and it helps the drip to slide on aswell it lasted alot longer than the heated grips did.

And a can os spray glue costs about £2.99 and is enough to do hundreds of heated grips, you could start up a side line
 

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TOP TIP;););););););).

Don't use superglue when you do eventually glue them on. I used aerosol glue used for carpets etc.

Spray it in the grip and it helps the drip to slide on aswell it lasted alot longer than the heated grips did.

And a can os spray glue costs about £2.99 and is enough to do hundreds of heated grips, you could start up a side line
Got some of that in me shed :thumbright::thumbright::thumbright: cheers :thumbright:
 

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i know it's not much of a solution but is it in a spot where a handy xrv.org sticker would cover it?

i know that sounds like a botch job . . . . . and i suppose it is really!

sorry only thing i can think of!

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A week has past and the bike has been in the garage all week - covered up. I half expected the area where I spilled the superglue to be a 'smokey' mess, but its good news, I would challenge anyone to look at the bike and tell me where a 4" square area was last week covered in smudged/wiped superglue. :)

So it seems the Mer polish has worked its magic.

Moral of the story, mask and cover up as much of the area around where you're working - especially if you're using superglue or brake fluid.

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A week has past and the bike has been in the garage all week - covered up. I half expected the area where I spilled the superglue to be a 'smokey' mess, but its good news, I would challenge anyone to look at the bike and tell me where a 4" square area was last week covered in smudged/wiped superglue. :)

So it seems the Mer polish has worked its magic.

Moral of the story, mask and cover up as much of the area around where you're working - especially if you're using superglue or brake fluid.

Rich
Rich,

I am glad that you are sorted....or at least they are not seen. Lesson learnt...& would you like to write a full report with pics to warn others?

Lun
 
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