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Old Mar 8th 2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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Remove clear-coated decals

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has removed their decals from the side fairings and the technique you used? I'd like to remove my "1199 Panigale S" stickers.

I've seen this technique on youtube to remove clear-coated stickers. I was going to try it but wanted to check with others first. I'm wondering if Ducati applies the decals on top of a base clear coat followed by another clear coat on top like the Honda in the video.

Worst case I'll sand it down and repaint, or buy a new set of fairings.

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Old Mar 9th 2019, 01:01 AM   #2
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The video you posted is the way I do it. But i donít use wd40, i only had a little more patience
I pull the sticker, keep force on it and then, with the blower, it will come off just nicely in 1 piece.

For the finishing, i start polishing, no sandpaper. I hate sandpaper on my fairings
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Old Mar 9th 2019, 04:48 AM   #3
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I'm not sure you understand this but even if you successfully remove the decals, you'll have a valley where the decals were and need to sand down the entire tank and spray clear.
The absolute only way to do this, already knowing that you WILL need to clear it, is to take 2000 grit sand paper and sand down the high area where the decal is and continue to stay steady until the decals area completely exposed. Then use heat to remove them. Continue sanding until everything is level. Once that is done, you MAY be able to buff out the 2000 grit scratches, but chances are pretty good you'll have to spray clear.
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Old Mar 9th 2019, 09:45 AM   #4
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Great, thanks for the information everyone. Iíll update the thread on my results!

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Old Mar 10th 2019, 09:34 PM   #5
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I wouldn't remove any factory decal, straight away think is its been dropped and repaired cheaply.
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