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Not a big fan of chrome brand badges, not even Harley badges.
I always remove them to really show off the paint.
So much easier to wax and keep nice as well. Everybody knows it's a Harley already.
I'm going to have my chromed tank badges painted Vivid black.
Then I might put them back on.

I'll get some outdoor pictures up soon.

Here is an old picture after they were removed.

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Looks bad ass man....what method did you use to remove the badges ?


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The badges are mounted with automotive foam tape.

I used fishing string and cut between the tank and foam tape.

Pulled the string vertically up and done.

Takes badges right off without hurting the paint finish.

Then you have to deal with the tape that is still on your tank.

I used a blow dryer on the tape to heat it up.

Then peeled it off.

Whatever was left I used WD-40 on a microfiber rag and removed the remaining adhesive.

Then I used Maguires spray wax and wiped the tank down.

Then used Maguires wax and waxed it up real good.

Then used a new microfiber rag and hit it again.

The paint looks like brand new.

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Swo I have thought about doing this SOOOOO many times - You dah man.......man
I have been wanting to do it since I brought it home so I finally just got off my ass and did it.

I'm digging the look on this bike for sure.

Still think I'll be painting my badges vivid black and might be putting them back on.

Thanks guys for the remarks.

Might not be for everyone but it's my bike and like making it look different then all the rest.

Everyone knows it's a Harley so there you go.
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The badges are mounted with automotive foam tape.

I used fishing string and cut between the tank and foam tape.

Pulled the string vertically up and done.

Takes badges right off without hurting the paint finish.

Then you have to deal with the tape that is still on your tank.

I used a blow dryer on the tape to heat it up.

Then peeled it off.

Whatever was left I used WD-40 on a microfiber rag and removed the remaining adhesive.

Then I used Maguires spray wax and whipped the tank down.

Then used Maguires wax and waxed it up real good.

Then used a new microfiber rag and hit it again.

The paint looks like brand new.

Eddie
Man your too funny Bro


Ok man thanks that's always how I did it but always like to get everyone else's take on it.

However it looks awesome i did this to one of my triumphs need to do the rest of them now.


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