Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Debadged The Engine Cases . . Great results!
OK, for those of you who love the fact you own a Vulcan, but feel like I do, that the "Kawasaki" on each engine case looks odd (What? No "Let the good times roll"?) heres what I did to a very good result.
1) Do Not use an abrasive of any kind . . not steel wool, no wire brush.
2) Mask off each engine case "circle" with the "Kawasaki" on it. Mask your lower frame beneath as well to protect painted finishes.
3) Wearing rubber gloves, ( I have disposable surgeons gloves) take a soft rag and dip it in some furniture stripper. The gel is the best as it's easiest to control.
4) Apply a generous layer on the area and leave it to wrinkle up the clear coat well.
5) After 15 minutes or so, use a heavy duty cleaner to get that stuff off. You may find that not all the clear coat came off and likely none of the "Kawasaki".
6) I washed the area with Lacquer thinner after the detergent and did a few times. It keeps the little remaining clear coat soft.
7) Use your finger nail or a nylon scraper to clean up any remaining clear coat and begin to gently scrape away the "Kawasaki"
8) After the logo was mostly off, I used a scratch remover and a polishing compound along with my drill mounted Power Ball polisher that finished the job and makes the case look better than it ever did.
Here's a pic of right side... Nice and shiny . . .
Last edited by KarateMoto; 05-01-2013 at 07:07 AM.