Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?


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mjuby
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1985 GL1200 Interstate

Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?

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I have an 85 LTD that was left out to pasture for about 6 years. Now that it's running I want to make it look good. I have a new windshield garnish panel that came without the badge on the front. I'd like to remove the emblem from the old rusted one, get it re-painted and installed on the newer panel. I don't want to go prying it off or breaking it if it slides up or down to slip of mounting studs.
Has anyone tried to remove the badge and knows how they're attached? I don't think this one is taped on...



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SilverDave
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Re: Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?

Post by SilverDave »

Some of them ( Like the " Honda " emblem ) are fastened with two pins and rivet sliding caps... Which are a pain to remove!
I had that type on my SilverWing .

Some (Like my large eagle on my GL1200) are taped with industrial double sided tape ... I use a heat gun, and gentle gentle oh so gentle prying. Some use dental floss to break away the tape.

You will know immediately, as soon as you remove the garnish piece... which , IMHO is also a pain to re and re .

No pins visible ? Its taped ...

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mjuby
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Re: Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?

Post by mjuby »

Thanks Dave! I looked at the back of the old panel and I can see 2 small holes that may be the end of the pins. I'll give it a whirl with a piece of dental floss to see if I can run up against anything...after that it's a guessing game about the slide up, down or left or right if it's on pins.

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Re: Windshield garnish badge - how to remove without damage?

Post by CrystalPistol »

My 1200's OEM garnish was clear-coated brushed aluminum, no rust.

Wife bought me a chrome steel one one year. I just wax it.


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