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first post.. bear with me..

i saw a stryker in the gallery with the 3 pronged decal removed from the gas tank.. i was wondering if it can be removed without paint damage.. or was it removed and the gas tank repainted? i think it looks great just in all black.
 

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Yes, The clearcoat has to be sanded off and decal removed, then tanks sanded, prepped and repainted.
 

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Mmm

I peeled mine off yesterday. No problemo. Use peanut butter and dry kitchen towel to remove glue-ey residue from decal. No paint damage Looks much better now.

Next wanna cleanup tank even more by removing 'chrome' plastic junk around Fuel cap...

Ps. Thank you stryker11 just installed the backrest: perfect!!!!
 

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I think you guys are talking about different deals. The stickers on the bike are
easily removed and cleaned without damage but the actual "decal" on the tanks
that's part of the design of the paint has to be sanded and removed. People use
different methods for sticker removal. WD 40, alcohol, etc.
 

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Miamigijs said:
I peeled mine off yesterday. No problemo. Use peanut butter and dry kitchen towel to remove glue-ey residue from decal. No paint damage Looks much better now.

Which works better? Crunchy or Creamy?


I thnk Deja is right. You're talking about two different things. Unless peanut butter does something to clear coat I'm not aware of.
 

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Miamigijs said:
Ps. Thank you stryker11 just installed the backrest: perfect!!!!
Cool, Glad it all worked well for you. Take care!!
 

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I'm getting into this topic a little late but i was wondering under the backwards stupid E is there paint or bare metal....

Thanks...
 

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Paint, but might just as well be bare metal, because you still have to sand off a ridge of clearcoat that over laps off decal. And there is no clearcoat under decal.
 

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Hmmm, I would figure they powder coated and baked the tanks first, then applied the sticker, then clear coated over it at the factories. Not sure, but that is my (dangerous here) assumption, given the other ways autos are produced on the lines.
 
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