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Fuel Tank Trim Removal

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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 12:47 PM     #1
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Fuel Tank Trim Removal

I would like to remove the trim on the top of my '07 1200C fuel tank. If I'm not mistaken, it is held on by adhesive and can be removed by the "floss and WD-40" method. Is that correct?


Also, if I remove it, will the area around the gas cap be "finished", meaning look good without further modification?

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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 12:53 PM     #2
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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Why not put RK trim on the tank?
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 01:08 PM     #3
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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Hey guys,

kind of along these lines I would like to remove the "Sportster" decal on my tank... I just think the design\font looks too... hmmm... I dont like it. I keep envisioning my bike without that decal and dig it... it would look much more "old school" and vintage rather than Xtreme.

Looks like the decal is sealed over with the tank's final clear coat... which Id have to basically repaint the tank then if i removed it.

Is this the case or can I break out the hairdryer "heat it and remove it" technique?

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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Usually the decals are cleared over. If you look carefully at the edge of the decal, you should be abler to determine if this is the case, most if not all are cleared over.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 04:02 PM     #5
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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
Why not put RK trim on the tank?
You're relentless! I'll get the whole blessed RKC with the 110 upgrade one of these days!

BTW, tank is clean now. Only problem is the gas cap is loose since it doesn't have the plastic seat to tighten up against. I'll see if it rattles when I go out this evening.
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 03:15 PM     #6
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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Took your advice Glider and removed the decals for my FatBob's Tank. I have the black denium and the glue came right off using WD40 and a hairdyer. No scratches. Looks great. I had to get up enough nerve to try and did. Thanks again for your advice.
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Re: Fuel Tank Trim Removal

Great, now lets see a pic
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