Gas tank decal? - Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 16
Default Gas tank decal?

I have a black '99 Shadow Spirit 1100cc


Does anybody know if the Honda decals on the tank just have a clearcoat over them?

Or under them as well?


I want to blowdry the decals off for an all black look.



Thanks!
Stander is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: Gas tank decal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stander
I have a black '99 Shadow Spirit 1100cc


Does anybody know if the Honda decals on the tank just have a clearcoat over them?

Or under them as well?


I want to blowdry the decals off for an all black look.



Thanks!
Don't be ashamed, leave the sticker. Hondas are good.

Besides, by the time you decide to sell it you'll be looking for replacements.
__________________
'98 Shadow 1100 ACE
Notorious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 16
Default

Haha, I'm far from ashamed my friend

I've been on Honda's side for a long time now and never miss an opportunity to say how great they are... just love the all black look, I've never liked decals... ever lol.

So... guess I'll blowdry it and find out, if it's not clearcoated undernearth, time to visit my local shop.
Stander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MidnightToker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,753
Default

They have a clear coat over them. You will not be able to get them off with a blow drier.

Sandpaper.
__________________
2003 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster (crashed)

2003 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100

'
MidnightToker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 16
Default

Thank you.
Much appreciated.
Stander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 05:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
MidnightToker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,753
Default

I see you are in NorCal. I am in Sacramento. I have a few junkyards here that sell used tanks for about $200. Might want to look into it.
__________________
2003 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster (crashed)

2003 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100

'
MidnightToker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 577
Default

Man, I'll take your decals! I wish my plain silver 1100 had some flames!
__________________
Mike - High Desert Spirit Rider


2007 Shadow Spirit VT1100C "Silver Bullet"
Ride bell courtesy of my wife.
Rainsong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 02:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
AZ Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 423
Default

Yea, from what i remember you have to sand and scratch them off. Them you have to repaint the tank since they won't be clean in the area of the stickers. Noone has posted a How To that I can find so If you end up taking them off maybe you should post some pictures showing the end result for others to see????
AZ Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 02:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 12,291
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZ Rider
Yea, from what i remember you have to sand and scratch them off. Them you have to repaint the tank since they won't be clean in the area of the stickers. Noone has posted a How To that I can find so If you end up taking them off maybe you should post some pictures showing the end result for others to see????
Decals are UNDER the clear coat. No option except to sand them down, paint to match.

Me? I don't mind...

To each his own, I guess. HD does the same thing.
__________________

markspike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: 29 Stumps, CA
Posts: 171
Default

I'll be doing this same thing, come winter time. I've got a 96 1100, Purple and White. Gonna have a totally new look come springtime! Whoohoo!
__________________

SgtRage is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum