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A lot of site owners are going to drive themselves crazy removing, or trying to remove 'bad' links. But after all that, their sites rankings won't improve.
Unless you bought links in high volume from known irreputable sources, "removing links" is a huge goose chase and utter waste of time.
What's the chance that webmasters will respond sufficiently to a request to take down the links [ as you say - unlikely to be successful ]
If you get it wrong and they're actually running a decent website...