2010 Heritage backrest medallion - how to remove?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Keithhu, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Keithhu

    Keithhu Active Member

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    Anyone done this? I'm trying to remove the silly medallion in the back, I've got a nice skull to replace it, problem is I dont see how its attached. The parts guy at the dealer suggested there's a screw behind the braided tassle, and I should just un-braid it to get to the screw. Tried that, no screw behind the tassle.

    Is it glued on? Has anyone tried to remove the thing?
     
  2. glider

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    Most are adhered with the double sided attachment tape. The screws usually are to hold on the pad and are under the medallion. Try some heat with a hair drier or heat gun and lift one edge to see if it lifts up.
     
  3. Keithhu

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    I think you are correct, it looks like I can peel it off, I wonder if i can heat it up and pluck the medallion off to get to a screw or if the whole thing is just attached via attachment tape. (or both)
     
  4. glider

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    Usually just the medallion uses the tape. Just put a credit card under the opposite side you lift on or it will leave a mark when it contacts, more important removing medallions off painted areas.
     
  5. Keithhu

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    Great, will try that - I'll have to see what its like just getting the metal part off first, I was thinking that I would want to remove all of it ("leather" backing and all), but maybe that backing can stay if by taking the medallion off it exposes a hole where the screw would go for the skull replacement. The skull I'm putting on is large enough to cover most of the backrest insert
     
  6. SeaRider04

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    Credit card trick heh, I was about to recommend using fishing line.
     
  7. Keithhu

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    Update - turns out it is completely attached by double stick tape. Blow Dryer was a good suggestion. Getting the residual glue gunk off the chrome was a pain, but the results are good.
     

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  8. glider

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    WD40 or Lacquer thinner on chrome will remove the residual glue off.

    Glad you got it off.
     
  9. Keithhu

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    I used rubbing alcohol. Aptly named.
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Goop makes a great product for removing glue also