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Post by musinger » Mon May 07, 2018 5:57 pm



The clear protection cover is all cracked and brittle falling apart on the radio should I remove all of this before I install the new radio decal I have, I hate to see it peel away months from now because I did not do this step. Has anyone else done this.



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Re: Radio

Post by bluthundr31 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:35 am

Forgive me for not understanding the question, , , does the '90 SE has have the cassette player and knobs are exposed on the center shelter?

Are you saying that the "clear coating" on the flip up "cover" is coming off and becoming brittle, , , or is the entire cover peeling and brittle??

Pictures would be a great idea, we could see what you are referring to.

I have not heard, or read of any problems with peeling, brittle covers so I'm not sure what you are referring to.

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Re: Radio

Post by musinger » Wed May 09, 2018 4:54 pm

it is the factory decal and that has a clear coating over the decal that is brittle and breaking I will post pictures when I get back out to the bike

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Re: Radio

Post by musinger » Thu May 10, 2018 5:46 pm

Here is what I am talking about, I have a new decal from cyclemax to go on and this just seems like it is going to fall apart.
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Re: Radio

Post by Uncle Fester » Thu May 10, 2018 6:44 pm

That decal is 27 years old, with who knows what kind of neglect before you bought the bike . . . . Don’t sweat it so much.
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Re: Radio

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri May 11, 2018 9:55 am

musinger wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Here is what I am talking about, I have a new decal from cyclemax to go on and this just seems like it is going to fall apart.
I had removed that decal, but then repainted the radio plastic with a similar paint and then applied a clear coat. During removal if you don't scratch or damage the plastic around you will not need this paint work.

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Re: Radio

Post by Fiberthree » Fri May 11, 2018 3:04 pm

musinger wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 5:57 pm
The clear protection cover is all cracked and brittle falling apart on the radio should I remove all of this before I install the new radio decal I have, I hate to see it peel away months from now because I did not do this step. Has anyone else done this.
Yes. Remove the old one first.
I replaced the strip above the knobs and removed the old, cracked one first. if you put the new one on top of the old it will not adhere properly and moisture could get under it and it will fail. Be sure to clean the surface well and remove any debris before putting on the new one.


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