Installing new tins....

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by NYHarley, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I just got my other set of Tins painted for my 07 Night Train. I have never had the tins off on a softail before so what should I look out for? I don't want to scratch the tins when taking them off oe scratch the freshly painted tins when going on.
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    You can let the paint cure (takes about a week) and then use construction tape over raised or corner areas that may contact the tins (bending over the tape ends so it is easier to remove them "gently..."!
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010
  3. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Cover everying while your working on it. Just one time to drop a wrench or something will ruin your day. Don't ask me how I know this.:bigsmiley15:
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    PATIENCE, lots of it. Work slowly, When you are removing a part, put it back in position (like replay), pay attention to the angle, tilt, etc. that it goes on/off. When working around paint, I slip an old sock over my wrench handles because I know I'm gonna bang the paint. Like others said, use tape or rags where tin is gonna slip between forks or frame rails.