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Old 04-08-2011, 03:46 AM   #181
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Looking at the latest pic of my bike all blacked out..

Anyone know how to get rid of this sticker?

I've crashed mine off



Also, I believe that the Orange and Seethrough tanks can't be painted but the black ones can.

So stickers may work better on yours.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:11 AM   #182
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That and I want to figure out how to get this tape off my pelican - the reflective stuff sticks on super well.. it might be impossible without marring the surface of the pelican (which is fairly soft too)

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Try heat first. A nice, hot hairdryer will create just enough heat to cause most 3M glue to release. If glue remains behind, 3M makes a glue removal product that won't hurt plastic or paint. I'd start there.

Oh, and on the "Safari" print, try Goof-Off. Goof-Off will remove paint, but it does it very slowly. So, you probably could tape off the area around the print and slowly rub it with a product like Goof-Off to slowly remove it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #183
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Got some time to hit the garage today and go after those stickers.

So the rear reflective striped sticker had me worried.
When I tried to peal it off it "chipped off" more like paint than a sticker.

Here you can see the corners chipped away as I started after it with the hair dryer



So I talked with an engineer friend who said "Xylene! that's your ticket"... and he hooked me up with a bottle of Xylene and a syringe





30 seconds later...



et Voila!



Honestly.. I think the hair dryer had a bigger impact than the Xylene but the Xylene is definitely bad ass at getting rid of any glue that remained. It dissolves it
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #184
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The "Safari sticker" is a different story.

I still haven't figured out how exactly this decal is done. after closer examination I suspect it might be a sticker that is clear coated on?

I tried a couple of angles with the camera to show the surface seam




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Old 04-16-2011, 03:56 PM   #185
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Whatever it is.. I don't think it is going to peal off.

Now that I'm armed with Xylene I figured I'd go ahead and stick one of the reflective stripes on the tanks and cover it... and if I don't like it I can remove it afterward.

I decided to try the 2" 3M "black reflective".

Stripe without flash


Stripe with flash


...tank without shield.

I really need to find a carbon fiber shield replacement

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #186
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Reflective stripe out in the sun.


... a few different angles. The sticker is constantly changing intensity



not sure if I like it or not...

It is apparent an iphone camera has no idea how to handle carbon fiber

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #187
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The "Safari" sticker is a different story.

I still haven't figured out how exactly this decal is done. after closer examination I suspect it might be a sticker that is clear coated on?

I tried a couple of angles with the camera to show the surface seam



Drop they guys at RVAqualine an email.
Or, just phone them up (skype will do) - Im sure Robin will fill you in. Ive found that if you dont get an answer, call back about 30 mins later.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #188
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...and last but not least I decided to check out how the paint turned out on the bottom of my skid plate

Nothing to see here.. move along

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:53 PM   #189
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...and last but not least I decided to check out how the paint turned out on the bottom of my skid plate

Nothing to see here.. move along
OOH...did the Safari sticker come off?
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:05 PM   #190
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LOL! Yup, paint job on the bottom looks good!
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #191
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OOH...did the Safari sticker come off?
No.. but ironically I just went for a evening ride to play with my camera and the reflective black sticker I put on blew off while I was ripping around

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Old 04-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #192
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Why not hit those tank protectors with some truck-bed liner in a can to cover those stickers and be done? I used it on my PVC tool tube and it's holding up great (2 yrs), and even if I needed to reapply it's no biggie to whip out the can and go.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #193
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Black swingarm. How? Paint? Tape? Are you going to sell all of your shiny black bits?

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Old 04-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #194
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Hi Tom,

It is a carbon swingarm protector I got from the Czech Republic. My TE's swingarm has taken a thrashing in the rocks so I wanted to give the 950s some protection...



...and if you consider the impacts they've already taken - it has been money well spent!




re: body work

I've squirreled away all the stock body work.
On the off chance I decide to grab a 990R some day.. I'll be transferring all this body work to it so I'd need the stock stuff to put back on.

That said... I fancy putting 100,000+ miles on this thing so I've no desire to change.

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Old 04-16-2011, 07:29 PM   #195
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...and last but not least I decided to check out how the paint turned out on the bottom of my skid plate

Nothing to see here.. move along
I hope that those Safari tanks weren't full
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