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Author Topic: decal removal  (Read 1622 times)

jonapplegate

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decal removal
« on: January 05, 2008, 02:58:56 AM »
 Hey everyone! I need advice on the best way to remove the stock decals. Some that came on the bike are just not going to do anymore. I gotta add some personality! So what advice can the other esteemed Bulleteers give me?
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Re: decal removal
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 03:03:26 AM »
I think the decals are under clearcoat,could be wrong,but they seem deep.

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 03:21:19 AM »
 Oh, this doesn't sound like it is going to be easy, huh?

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 03:26:45 AM »
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Re: decal removal
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 06:05:21 AM »
 It sounds like I will have to remove the tool box covers, strip and repaint them, then add new decals before a new layer of clearcoat is applied. Does this sound accurate?

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 03:51:56 PM »
you'll likely be OK just sanding the boxes smooth, priming, and painting. If the OEM paint is in decent shape the new paint'll stick just fine. Stripping to bare metal is a PITA, although if you're a perfectionist, have at it!
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Re: decal removal
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2008, 05:38:00 AM »
alright, that is some good advice about just sanding and repainting. I will try and fight the urge to go all perfectionist.

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 12:52:15 PM »
alright, that is some good advice about just sanding and repainting. I will try and fight the urge to go all perfectionist.

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2008, 04:57:14 PM »
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