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post #1 of 25 Old 05-07-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on de-badging the "S" on the tank...

Thinking about debadging the chrome "S" on my tank...it just doesn't seem to fit, it looks like a sportbike logo on an adventure bike. I think the K9 V-strom decal looks good on it's own and I don't want to take that off. Just the S. Opinions?


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I agree. I removed the S, which came off quite easily with a little heat from my daughter's hair dryer. I then got into trouble trying to remove the VStrom decal. I started with the left side, with some reservation, but it just did not want to come off. It took me about 20 minutes with hair dryer, fingernail scraping it in little pieces etc. I now have some stubborn sticky residue glue that I cannot remove. I've tried Goo B Gone, tar and bug remover, gasoline, WD-40 and paint thinner. It will just not come off.




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post #3 of 25 Old 05-07-2010, 12:10 PM
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You're right, it doesn't fit - junk it like I did. If you take it off carefully you can always just put it back on - that backing tape stays very sticky.
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If/when you decide to sell it you'll have people asking questions about spills, crashes etc. Some will believe you, others won't. I de-stickered my Wee and had to deal with that. Just something to consider.

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If anyone is having trouble getting adhesive off of paint an excellent product is SEM Solve. About 15 years ago my dad decided to desticker our conversion van, this left a 2 inch strip of the worst sticky I have ever seen. We had to go to an automotive paint store to find something to take it off. A quart of this in the garage is always handy.
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I have no opinion on the subject, just trying to keep my post count up.

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hmmmm?

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The S on the left side of my '09 just fell off... made it easy to decide pull the Right side (which was stuck on very well).

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I put BMW "Roundels" on my Vee. Fools everybody. Chicks dig it too.

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I put BMW "Roundels" on my Vee. Fools everybody. Chicks dig it too.
I put "Vespa" stickers on mine, really pisses off the BMW guys when I pass them.

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