Bubbles in graphics!
Posted August 14, 2001 - 11:58 AM
Posted August 14, 2001 - 02:21 PM
Next time leave the tank, seat and shrouds on and squirt the bike down with Windex and then squeegie it out. The windex will allow you to move the graphics and get them bubble free.
99 WR400f, YZ timed, MX-Tech suspension, Scotts steering damper, White Bros E-Series (12 discs), tapered header and a/f. Kouba T-handle for the fuel screw. Works Connection billet throttle tube and frame guards. Cycra Pro-Bend, triple clamp mount handguards. Thumper Racing rad guards, Renthal Jimmy Button highs, YZ Tank and IMS seat, YZ number plate, odo removed, EKP #4, 50PJ, 175MJ at 500-1000' Thanks James Dean!
Posted August 14, 2001 - 05:36 PM
Posted August 15, 2001 - 02:24 AM
Should I slice the bubble with a razor or stab them with a pin?
Posted August 15, 2001 - 03:34 AM
Originally posted by WR_Rider:
what makes me mad is that a buddy i ride with has his original graphics on his '99. sure they're a little worn from his legs rubbing on them but not a bubble to speak of...maybe it's something to do with the type of gas as well???
I have been told in the past that if you put on new graphics on before you use your tank for the first time, such as putting them on a new oversize tank the adhesive will not bubble and stick to the tank better, but if you wait untill after you have used the tank then gas has already seeped into the plastic and they wont stick properly.
I done this when I got my new 99 WR and the stock ones never bubbled and were fine. When I replaced the tank with a oversize Clarke I put new graphics on it before I even used it and they never bubbled or anything. But about 6 months later, I peeled those off in favor of some hannah graphics and those didnt hardly last 3 months.
Darin in Missouri - 1999 WR400F
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