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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic film on engine covers

I guess the engines ship with a thin sheet of plastic film that cover the engine side covers. My was on so good that I never realized it was there until it started to peel around the circumfrence. Now, I cant get the rest of the plastic off the clutch cover. Anyone have any Ideas? It looks like crap.
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It will come off, Not suposto it is a sticker with the writing on it. I removed mine and polished the covers.

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If you look at the picts of mine you will see what I mean.

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Plastic removal

I also removed mine. A little mothers alum polish and a little elbow grease made them shine like chrome. An improvement over the factory applique.

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I am glad you brought that up. I am having the same problem on my 06.
Ccspinner how did you get yours off without scratching the metal underneath??I have been trying to pick it off little by little It's driving me nuts!! and it looks like hell. Hate to be out in public with my baby sheddin skin like it is.
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You can always try paint remover, just don't get it on the painted part of the engine. Anything that softens the plastic (is it really plastic, or just clear coat paint?). You might try Goof-Off (goop-off?), as it will melt styrofoam, but chances are you'll need some high power stuff.

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I used Adhesive remover, didn't hurt the paint

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Ahhh, so it was a sticker on there.
The previous owner must have removed it on mine. I thought it was painted on and they might have used some kind of engine cleaner that took the paint off.
Now I know.
Ya can still make out the writing on it, but it's barely there.


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Thanks Ccspinner I'll give it a try.
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I don't know about a sticker. When I was polishing the bike for the first time, I hit it with some Mother's, and polished it with a buffing wheel on my dremel. It appeared to have been etched into the cover, but the buffing took it all off. Never found any plastic.

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