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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used this frame trim set?

I have an 1800 C and I am considering getting this to cover that black area. I'm just a little concerned due to the fact that it basically adheres on with 3m tape. I really like the look but I'm questioning the reliability. Can anybody chime in ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 07:59 AM
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Most of your car/truck is stuck together with that tape these days. As in paint, the strength lies in the preparation. Wash that area with dish soap to strip all grease, oils, wax from the area. Let the area dry thoroughly. Wipe area down with isopropyl alcohol and let dry then stick it on and press it on for a minute or two. I throw a quick clamp on parts if I can to hold it on for a few hours just to be safe
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I got this from a member last year. I only put the left side on for now, as I want to wait over winter to remove the pipes and access the right side better. Pick up a roll of 3M red double-sticky tape, just in case. Sometimes these adhesives lose their stickiness.

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It is on my bike since 2004!
It is a miracle that you can still get it so go ahead before it is sold out.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 12:38 PM
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with the correct 3M VHB tape and installation it's almost as strong as being bolted on.

my last bike i added a ton of accessories and on some i added VHB tape in addition to the tape the manufacturer had in place as sold. Not always but on the covers you're talking about which are relatively light weight (thinner sheet metal) you probably dont need to add any up-front. The one i installed on my shadow was a Jardine (canada) that i picked up new cheap. anyway, it was HEAVY thick chrome plate somewhere between 1/8 and 1/4 inch think, so i doubled the amout of VHB on it. never had a problem. bought rolls of it on Ebay and used them for tons of stuff on the bike. Also i always have 72% rubbing alcohol around since getting into bikes.

Bottom line VHB tape is safe and effective when installed properly.
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