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Tank protector??

I bought one of those gel tank protectors and thought clear was going to look the best. I put it on per instructions, but still ended up with a bunch of small air bubbles, and it looks like crap. Will the heat of the sun make them go away? And I guess if they are there to stay, I might just take it off and go to something with a pattern in it....Which brings up the question, how do you get them off?
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I have a few bubbles, too. Still feel okay about it, my jacket sometimes left a mark on the tank.
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I put on one of those kawasaki versys clear protectors and despite best efforts still had some air bubbles. Fortunately when I ordered they made a mistake and sent me 2. Took first one off - a little heat helps to peel it off and then used alcohol cleaner. Second effort much better but still not perfect. Easier to put coloured tank protector on.
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I'd give it some time. I actually wanted the clear, but ended up with the "carbon fibre" one. I've noticed that the bubbles tend to disappear over time on any clear that I've installed previously.

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I'd give it some time. I actually wanted the clear, but ended up with the "carbon fibre" one. I've noticed that the bubbles tend to disappear over time on any clear that I've installed previously.

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Thanks, I sure hope so. Don't want it to look bad on that purdy blue tank!!
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I have a clear one also w/ same issue of bubbles but they did seem to get better after awhile.
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The V clear one was a bit pricey.
Sticked this on mine.
http://www.lockitt.com/Accesspaintprotankpad.htm
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I put 3M 'rockguard' stuff on my tank. First you put a little soapy water on, then get the stuff in place, then "squeegee" the excess out with a credit card. For the few bubbles I had, I 'pop' them with a needle, then squeegee again.
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