Air cleaner trim ring

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by twhoodoo, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. twhoodoo

    twhoodoo Member

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    I bought a used street bob air cleaner cover to use on my bike. Here is my problem, how would I go about getting the trim ring off that says street bob without destroying the cover?
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If you heat the cover up a bit with a blow drier, they will come right off. Don't use any tools, just get a finger nail under the edge and lift it once hot. After the removal, there will be some adhesive left behind possibly and I used lacquer thinners to dissolve it but don't rub it hard or you will leave marks in the chrome. Just wet it to dissolve it and wipe easily. They look better without the disc on them.

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  3. Blackie Carbon

    Blackie Carbon New Member

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    I removed my trim ring ("06 Heritage) to put a color matched ring on. Easy to do: lay the cover open side down, fill the depression where the ring is with "Goo-Gone" and let sit overnight. In the morning the ring will fall off and all the adhesive will be dissolved. Use patience not force, these rings are tissue thin aluminum and any prying force will bend them. Don't ask how I know!!
     
  4. drake

    drake Senior Member

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    ditto on the goo-gone. The stuff really works!
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Notice that PLEDGE shine:bigsmiley8:
     
  6. little_earl

    little_earl Active Member

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    I just bought a Willie G skull to cover mine up.