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Best way to remove sticker from Peavey Max 115 Grill?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass40hz, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:48 PM.


  1. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    ok, this sticker is on and doesn’t want to come off, never ran into this before in my 37+ years of playing, the adhesive is so strong that you have to work like mad to peel a tiny sliver off and then it just shreds and your left with a sticky mess...at this rate it will take months to get it off. Tried removing the grill but you have to take the entire thing apart as the top potion is under the amplifier unit so spraying anything on it is not an option. Pic is after about 20 minutes, this is ridiculous.
    AF74E9EF-F198-485F-B716-23E65DCC267C. 2031A50F-139E-4690-9CD3-07FDE49FE90B.
     
  2. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    Acetone and a q-tip? Keep it upright so nothing drips on the baffle and go light to prevent any from running onto the grill or tolex, let it soak in, reapply. This is a guess. Maybe try a tiny portion of the corner you haven't tried peeling yet just in case it doesn't soak in and just runs off. That sticker would drive me crazy too. Why would they make that "permanent"?
     
  3. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    I have no idea why they would do that but I plan on calling Peavey tomorrow, I am pissed.
    Thanks for your suggestion. The sticker itself wouldn’t bother me so much...IF...it didn’t vibrate when you turn the volume up, all the holes in the grill where the sticker is not adhered...
     
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  4. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    I would try heating it up with a hair dryer, then try to peel it off. It might soften the glue enough. If not, I would use a thin razor blade and slice it off. But that would depend on how flat the grill surface is, and your blade operating skill set.
     
  5. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    Both good ideas, however although the grill is very flat I am certain the razor would scratch off the paint from the grill. This sucks.
     
  6. Dean N

    Dean N Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Naphtha, not acetone. Acetone will likely damage the paint.

    1. Remove the grill, lay it flat, and place a rag with naphtha on it over the sticker (this will let the naphtha contact and soften the adhesive).

    2. Wait a half hour or so. I'd recommend having a tasty beer. (Edit: Scotch, huh? Then I'd recommend Macallan. Or Highland Park.)

    3. Go peel off the sticker, and wipe off any residue.

    4. Reattach grill.

    5. Post pics.
     
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  7. GOO GONE adhesive remover.
     
  8. raybone

    raybone

    Jul 14, 2006
    A.C Jersey
    This. Rip off what you can of the sticker. Put Goo Gone on a rag and rub off whats left.
     
  9. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    Scotch for sure, a double Glenlivet...I tried to remove the grill, to do so the entire amplifier or head unit must come off which means disassembling corners and the rest of the box, Peavey should be shot for doing this. I refuse to disassemble the amp to remove a sticker, but I really appreciate your suggestion and will see if I can grab some Naphtha and goo gone...after I call Peavey tomorrow and express my EXTREME dissatisfaction.
     
  10. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    Yep, Goo Gone Gel, my local Lowe’s caries it...thanks, will give it a try along with the Naphtha...might as well get both at the same time so I don’t have to go back if one doesn’t work...this is pure B.S.
    I hope a Peavey rep monitors TB posts...
     
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  11. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Dropping it down an elevator shaft should take care of it.
    Sorry, just reminiscing about my peavey minx my first amp
     
  12. Because it would laugh at being dropped down the stairs.
     
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  13. I would be surprised if some heat didn't do most of the work for you. Then goo gone.
     
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  14. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Goo Gone is the correct tool for the job. That and a little time.
     
  15. FunkyD

    FunkyD Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    NJ, USA
    Be careful with GooGone, as there are different levels of strength IME...not sure which specific one will be right for you but be sure to check the label.

    More cumbersome but much safer is to peel off as much as you can and apply spray-on furniture polish to the adhesive residue. Let it soak and the gunk will come right off, may need more than one application though.
     
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  16. Of course you can always spray WD-40 on a rag, and rub down the sticker. In just a little while it will slide right off.
     
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  17. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    Thanks to you all for your advice...I had WD40 already so I used it and after 3 - 20 minute soaks the sticker is 100% gone...still way too much work IMHO...NOW the issue is that at any type of volume above say 10:00 with gain at same EQ flat, the grill rattles and it rattles so loud you can hear it over your playing, never mind tweaking the EQ or adding some bottom, tightened everything AGAIN and no luck. At this point totally 110% disgusted and reminded why I never ever bought Peavey, a good deal isn't always that...its going back. Rock on.
     
  18. EricssonB

    EricssonB

    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    loll

    Edit:

    Alright, fine, now that I've actually read the comments, I'd probably be swearing up and down with the issue. As a tinkerer, I'd continue swearing as I took the grill off (yes, the extra disassembly included) and then swear a bit more as I probably botch part of that up. I'd take it off to minimize chance of damaging something.

    ...then go to my neighbor's to borrow the pressure washer after giving him an exaggerated story of the issue, wrought with swearing, then blast the sticker off and then walk the pressure washer around my house foundation. Hell I'd probably end up doing my ****ing basement floor too, because the *** **** previous owners thought it would ****ing be okay to let their *********** dog hibernate in the back corner without ever cleaning up the ***** residue that dogs leave every *** **** ****ing place they go -- and go-****ing-figure I don't notice it.

    The reassembly is my favorite part though. Just gotta make sure there's nothing rubbing or out of place, or it's going to cause later heartache. Pressing on various points can help narrow that down. The fix can change, depending on the issue.

    ...like my furnace exhaust. Go figure that ***&&**$ thing just randomly &&$*(h59 starts vibrating and you can hear it through the entire (*#@&% house. Had to bust out the metal heat tape stuff to stop that one.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018 at 9:23 AM
  19. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    The buzzing can be fixed.

    While playing in a way that generates the buzzing, have someone apply pressure with a finger to different areas on the metal grille. This will help you isolate where the issue is on the grille. Sometimes a bit of dense foam or thin rubber on the grille frame can help dampen the vibration.
     
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  20. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    You are correct, it can be fixed...but why should it? Its brand new, got it yesterday. You don't get a new car today and tonight try to fix a faulty tail-light or troubleshoot a parking sensor (this actually happened to me on a brand new Jeep)...its new, you go back to the dealer because as consumers we should not have to pay good hard earned cash for inferior products and settle for less. Rock on.
     
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