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Re: removing decals

Has anyone any experience removing the decals from the tank, rear cowl, and lowers? *I'm kinda thinking about removing them and either painting the tank and upper fairing of my '03 red or replacing those two parts w/'02 red if I can find them as new. *I think an all red 954 with just the RR and HONDA decals on the lowers and the 954 on the tail would look tight. *Your thoughts and advice on removing the decals are requested. *Thanks,
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Since I don't have an '02 to compare with... I assume the tank would be a direct bolt on, but what about the cap and petcock? Will an '02 upper fairing bolt right on and accept the filler pieces as well? Thanks.



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Re: removing decals

The decals on the tank are clearcoated on. The rest are simple to remove, and many here have done it.
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Re: removing decals

I took off those number plate looking thingies from my tail. If you leave the bike in the sun for a while, the decals are pretty easy to remove. Goo Gone will take off the residue, if any.
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Re: removing decals

Heat the decal up with a hair dryer and they peel right off. If you use a heat gun be careful, of course. As far as the tank decals go.....I'd like to know that one myself.
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Re: removing decals



use a heatgun, dont let it sit on one spot for too long either. they will come right off if you do it right. it took me 25 minutes to strip them all.
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Re: removing decals

What's the best way to put on the decal? I remember tfrom the old forum someone suggested soapy water, and sliding it in place. I just took mine off the tail section and weary about putting the new one on.

I also found out a heating pad works better that the blowdryer.
Lay the heating pad on the decal to be removed and just heat it up. It came off very easy.
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RacerCutie : What's the best way to put on the decal? I remember tfrom the old forum someone suggested soapy water, and sliding it in place. I just took mine off the tail section and weary about putting the new one on.

I also found out a heating pad works better that the blowdryer.
Lay the heating pad on the decal to be removed and just heat it up. It came off very easy.
I use distilled water, or windex, or a combination of the two. Works for window tint, and for stickers. Don't forget to squeegee out the solution once you've got the sticker where you want it.
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Re: removing decals

A heat gun or a metal blade may be suitable for removing stickers from the number plates but it may be inconvenient in using it for the tank as it may leave scratches and patches behind. But my doubts were cleared when I went through a decal removal website. The product that uses a plastic blade would be best for petrol tanks.


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Re: removing decals

A reply almost 6 years to the day!!!
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A reply almost 6 years to the day!!!
Now that's funny! Coincidental?

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What's the best way to put on the decal? I remember tfrom the old forum someone suggested soapy water, and sliding it in place. I just took mine off the tail section and weary about putting the new one on.

I also found out a heating pad works better that the blowdryer.
Lay the heating pad on the decal to be removed and just heat it up. It came off very easy.
Use a clean spray bottle, fill with bottled or distilled water (to keep the minerals out) and put in ONE drop of dish soap.

Spray the area completely, put on the decal and move it to where you want it. Squeegee out the water and bubbles....done!



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Use a clean spray bottle, fill with bottled or distilled water (to keep the minerals out) and put in ONE drop of dish soap.

Spray the area completely, put on the decal and move it to where you want it. Squeegee out the water and bubbles....done!
Great Info !

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Re: removing decals

wow.. going back in time.. wd40 worked great for me for taking them off. removes all residue very easily.
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