Air cleaner trim ring question

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 300SRT8, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. 300SRT8

    300SRT8 Member

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    I have a 1998 RKCI and the trim ring on the air cleaner was damaged so I ordered a new one which arrived and it appears it is just held on with 2 sided tape, so I assume the old one is as well which suprises me that it would hold up to the heat, so any suggestions on getting the old one off.
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I removed mine and used a heat gun to soften the tape. Some thinners or goo gone will remove any trace of adhesive left behind. I prefer thinners because it dissolves the adhesive without rubbing it, I left the trim ring off and didn't want to scratch the chrome in that area by rubbing it.

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  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If you remove the air cleaner cover and heat it on the inside the glue sticking to the cover will be softest and should peel off leaving little residue on the cover and like Glider i like to use thinners for cleaning leftover glue from stuff and i always seem to have plenty of thinners laying around

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  4. 300SRT8

    300SRT8 Member

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    Thanks guys

    Glider, good idea of leaving it plain, I may just do that instead of putting the new one one