tank emblems

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by awolf, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. awolf

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience removing the tank emblems. I have an '07 Superglide, I'm not crazy about the tank emblem it has. Is it possible to remove these without damaging the paint? Any thoughts? Thanks...
     
  2. glider

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    If you heat them a bit with a hair drier, then use a piece of dental floss to get behind the emblem itself and use it to saw through the adhesive holding the emblem. The adhesive that remains can be removed with WD40 without any damage to the paint.
     
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  4. Not Very PC

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    Sorry guys but those tricks and tools won't work on a 06,07,08 FXD Superglide. The emblems on these Dyns are wet transfers applied to the tanks paint and then covered with a thick coat of clear.
    The only way to remove them is to strip the tank down to bare metel and the repaint it.
    Been down this road 3 times already. :wall
     
  5. awolf

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    The emblem on my '07 Superglide is a metal plate with an adhesive backing. I was able to remove it sucessfully with the use of a hair dryer and dental floss. It worked slick. No damage to the paint.
     
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    This would be a Superglide Custom not a standard SuperGlide, Correct?
     
  7. jrspringer06

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    Good how to article. I am thinking of changing the emblems on my 06 Springer Classic to the vintage 46 style.
     
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    Standard Superglide FXD with "Decals"
    Superglide Custom FXDC with "Emblems"
    see pics
     

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