Factory decal/graphic removal, and install help please.





Spudley

Grippin' and Rippin'
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Morning all,

Gouged up the decal on the nose cowl while installing the lower side cowling. Scratched and gouged the factory decal. Purchased a set from Bikebandit, and need a refresher on the "removing" of the factory graphic, and "installing", more importantly, a new one.

Did this once before, and remember using liquid dish soap and water to install the decal, maybe ?......

Anyone got a tried and true remove/install procedure ?.

Much thanks for the read !.

A.
 

Nastee

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Morning all,

Gouged up the decal on the nose cowl while installing the lower side cowling. Scratched and gouged the factory decal. Purchased a set from Bikebandit, and need a refresher on the "removing" of the factory graphic, and "installing", more importantly, a new one.

Did this once before, and remember using liquid dish soap and water to install the decal, maybe ?......

Anyone got a tried and true remove/install procedure ?.

Much thanks for the read !.

A.
Also add GOO OFF to the list to remove the glue left behind after sticker is removed; works pretty well if you let it sit for few mins.
 

VIPER

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I use finger nail polish remover insted of the goo gone. I have better luck with it.
 

Hauie

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I use finger nail polish remover insted of the goo gone. I have better luck with it.
Finger nail polish remover is usually 80-100% acetone. That would eat up any plastic, vinyl, leather material and paint.
 

VIPER

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Finger nail polish remover is usually 80-100% acetone. That would eat up any plastic, vinyl, leather material and paint.
Been doing it for over 20 years with no issues. To each their own i guess.
 
You might have been using non-acetate remover because I own several salons lol. I haven’t been posting here recently because I just opened a big one in Texas, but even strong bleach proof cloth, will discolor with the acetone I use for removing nail polish.

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Nastee

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Spudley

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Well if my Busa needs a make-over, I'll give you a call....:thumbsup:

Sorry for the late reply, been busy this week.

No honestly, thanks everyone for the input and the good orderly direction. Been ten years since I swapped a decal. I'm a motor, frame, nuts and bolts guy. Had just forgotten what I used, and how I did it. As I recall, I used a heat gun last time, and it pulled the decal, but left some nasty blue adhesive.

I'll go with the hair dryer, and plastic scraper. Soak it with Goo-Gone, remove the adhesive. Then a little liquid soap in a squirty-bottle, align the decal, and press the bubbles.

Thanks for the help !.

Spud.
 




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