Unwanted mural on GL-1500


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Rockywing
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Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Rockywing » Fri May 14, 2010 1:31 pm



I have an unusual question: I recently purchased a 1991 GL-1500 Aspencade, black and it beautiful condition. The only thing I don't like is that on the side panels of the upper luggage compartment are murals (painted on). The pin-striping that was done on the rest of the bike if great but I don't care for the deer and horse! Is there a possible way to remove this without damaging the paint/finish underneath? If not I guess my next step is to have it repainted.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks
Photo of mural
Photo of mural



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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby tfdeputydawg » Fri May 14, 2010 4:46 pm

Oven cleaner-keep it off the pin strips if you want to retain them.

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Right Winger » Sat May 15, 2010 9:52 am

I would try a auto body shop . Because I had the samething a couple years ago. I bought a false tank cover off e-bay and it had some scroll work on it . Being I work at a Ford dealership I took it in the bodyshop . They had a cleaning compound of some sort by hand he cleaned it right off. I mean it took some rubbing but it came off and did not hurt the finish one bit.

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby colemadad » Wed May 19, 2010 3:48 pm

I know people like to customize their bikes but I'm one of those people that believes that your artwork may be beautiful to you but is gaudy to me. I don't mind a tasteful pin stripe of two maybe but I consider that covering sections of my bike will affect the sale-ability when the time comes that I decide to sell the machine... Sorry I couldn't help with your removal issue, just seemed like a good place to get that off my chest... I feel better now, thanks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed May 19, 2010 6:55 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:Oven cleaner-keep it off the pin strips if you want to retain them.


Repeating-One can of oven cleaner will do the job! Then use the "Original Cleaner/Polish" (This is the old Honda Spray Cleaner Polish marketed under this different name since Honda awarded the contract to a different company!) to polish it up again.

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Right Winger » Thu May 20, 2010 2:43 am

colemadad wrote:I know people like to customize their bikes but I'm one of those people that believes that your artwork may be beautiful to you but is gaudy to me. I don't mind a tasteful pin stripe of two maybe but I consider that covering sections of my bike will affect the sale-ability when the time comes that I decide to sell the machine... Sorry I couldn't help with your removal issue, just seemed like a good place to get that off my chest... I feel better now, thanks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



I'm with you on that one . I like to buy a bike plain and not personalised by someone elses imagination . And you know most people THINK that they are adding to the value but in reallity they are depreciateing the value. And they actully want more money !!! Go figure :roll:

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Rockywing » Thu May 20, 2010 8:28 am

Thanks for everyone's help! I bought the oven cleaner last night and tried a very small spot and it worked. Hope to try a whole panel tonight. My biggest concern was the finish under the mural and that seems unaffected by the oven cleaner. I will let everyone know how it turns out.

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Rockywing » Tue May 25, 2010 11:13 pm

Just wanted everyone to know the oven cleaqner worked great! Thanks to all!

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Right Winger » Tue May 25, 2010 11:23 pm

Good glad it worked out for you . Let that will be a lesson to all of us :) What brand and type of oven cleaner did you use ?

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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Rockywing » Wed May 26, 2010 8:22 am

EasyOff! I still have 3/4 of a can left, my wife will probably want me clean the oven.
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Re: Unwanted mural on GL-1500

Postby Bob W » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:17 am

Give it a good protective waxing now




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