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Author Topic: decal removal  (Read 1935 times)

jonapplegate

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decal removal
« on: January 04, 2008, 08:58:56 pm »
 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 04, 2008, 09:03:26 pm »
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 04, 2008, 09:21:19 pm »
 Oh, this doesn't sound like it is going to be easy, huh?

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Re: decal removal
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 09:26:45 pm »
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Re: decal removal
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 12:05:21 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, 09:51:56 am »
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 05, 2008, 11:38:00 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 #7 on: January 06, 2008, 06:52:15 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 #8 on: January 06, 2008, 10:57:14 am »
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