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Debadging Acerbis guards?

Can the logo on the Acerbis guards be removed? I like the look of the Multiconcept E enduro guards but would like to 'debadge' 'em. Black or red....hmmmmm???

http://www.acerbis.com/p106_handguard/129107.html

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I just picked up the Multiconcept Touring guards. I think I'm going to like them a lot, but I can't stand to have logos for a bunch of different companies on my bike.

It seems like I've read somewhere that Goof Off or something like that might work, but I can't seem to find that info now though.

If I can find it again, I'll post it up.

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I think a hair dryer and a little patience will get them off. Any residue can be safely removed with this product.

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WD-40 will pull decals and glue residue off without harming the plastic
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I haven't taken my guards out of the packaging yet, but I'm pretty sure it's not a sticker type decal. My experience with guards like this is that the logo is painted on or something similar in that it's not actually a separate thing you can pull off. Scraping might work, but would definitely damage the plastic of the guard. Not the end of the world for a guy coming from a KLR, but I'd rather use some sort of solvent if I can.

The adhesive remover or WD40 might still work, but I just wanted to clarify the sticker thing.

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They are likely painted on, some sort of solvent may work, or you may want to try a mild rubbing compound. My Acerbis guards are Rally II, and the logo is molded and raised, not getting that off!!! I do know however (from personal experience) that the plastic on these things is pretty soft and any polishing you do will likely result in serious dulling of your guards!!!
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Thanks for the info. I didn't expect it to be a decal. Looks like I'll be going with the black KTM's then.

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