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Offline RustyWood

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Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:32:34 PM »
Has anybody has tried removing the Triumph logo on the tank replacing it with the alternative font design?
I want to replace the 2013 logo with the 2016 one (with connecting 'swish' from R to H)
Do I have to use a scalpel to cut the laquer on the original?! I understand heating with a hairdryer helps removal and also using wd-40 ..

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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 07:39:23 PM »
Why would you risk damaging a mint tank for a badge!
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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 07:45:33 PM »
The only way to successfully change the logo is to sand the tank right back, repaint, apply logo and re-lacquer.


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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 07:51:14 PM »
....hence my question above.

Were not talking changing an exhaust or a set of levers. You're on about ruining ANY resale value for the rest of the bikes days!

Why do people think they can do better than the manufacturers?

I've been looking at a few old Fireblades and the only ones you can get for a song are the ones that have been fecked up by a previous owner!
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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 08:06:39 PM »
The simplest solution is to sell your 2013 "Script" logo tank after purchasing a 2014 - 2017 tank with the logo you want....easy  :028:

Could buy this and get some of the stickers you want for it...but you would need to check the white is the same as your white (im assuming yours is white,,but may not be)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Street-Triple-Daytona-675-2013-Onwards-Petrol-Tank/113368124670?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D0c5f3b2d5fa746e4b0bea29006922ac0%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D283223209519%26itm%3D113368124670&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
 
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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 09:04:39 PM »
There are a couple of videos showing how its done, if the decal has been 'clear coated' then looks like a scalpel is necessary as in this one


or if just stuck on seems a hairdryer and wd-40 are all thats required as shown here

Since the logo on the triple appears to have been clear coated then it looks like I'd have to take a scalpel to it which I have to say is a little daunting and yes for the time being I think I'll just leave it as is, fortunately the new stickers off ebay only cost 3 so no harm done.

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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 11:11:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hamburg [+]
The only way to successfully change the logo is to sand the tank right back, repaint, apply logo and re-lacquer.


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Agreed.  With the additional caveat that you MUST buy a decal suitable for overcoating with lacquer or clear coat.  Not all decals are suitable and may react to the lacquer by bubbling if they're not compatible.   DAMHIKT.


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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 09:51:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by adiepage [+]
Agreed.  With the additional caveat that you MUST buy a decal suitable for overcoating with lacquer or clear coat.  Not all decals are suitable and may react to the lacquer by bubbling if they're not compatible.   DAMHIKT.


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And new decal, paint & lacquer has to be fuel proof. With the additives, ethanol etc in petrol that can be very difficult to achieve without access to professional products, paint curing ovens etc.

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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 09:58:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
And new decal, paint & lacquer has to be fuel proof. With the additives, ethanol etc in petrol that can be very difficult to achieve without access to professional products, paint curing ovens etc.

Excellent point and well made!   :461: 

Kind of like the expression "fuel proof" has a hint of deep ambiguity to it, don't  ya reckon?  :008:


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Re: Removing factory Triumph tank logo?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 09:05:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by exuptoy [+]
....hence my question above.

I've been looking at a few old Fireblades and the only ones you can get for a song are the ones that have been fecked up by a previous owner!

If you buy them cheap enough its worth the effort.

I bought this hound a few years ago



And turned it in to this...




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