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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced silver/grey decals with green

I have a vinyl cutter and had some green laying around. Recreated them and here is the result. Got lazy about the Z but will eventually redo that as well.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2017, 12:52 PM
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I know the green is iconic to Kwasaki, but I'm not sure if it's working here. Maybe hollow out the "Z" and have the outline in green?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2017, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Yea the Z will eventually been redone. Also the outline. Eventually I'll have time. Those outlines will be the hardest part.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2017, 11:10 AM
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Did you remove the original decals? If so what method did you use?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2017, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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They come off easy enough with fingers. Any residue left behind comes off with googone and some alcohol
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 09:21 PM
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A heat gun or hair dryer will make it a bit easier to remove the residue. Seen some automotive detailers do that and it works wonders for them. You can also try leaving the bike out in the sun for a few hours, should do the same trick.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 09:10 PM
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is it flat like the rest of the tank under the kawasaki on the tank or is the flat finish painted over the KAWASAKI decal? I would really like to remove that and leave it blank
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is it flat like the rest of the tank under the kawasaki on the tank or is the flat finish painted over the KAWASAKI decal? I would really like to remove that and leave it blank
It is not flat. You can see where the decal was. Kind of has the "murder" look going on if that is your type of thing. You won't have a truly clean look when removing it.
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