Kawasaki, 1989, KX 500, Tank and Rad Decal Kit, Reproduction
Product #: KAW-DE-8900-KX500KIT
Decals are made to withstand the rigours of motocross racing. High performance adhesive – sealed in graphics that will never fade or wear off.
The most important aspect of decal application is to make sure your tank is free of all grease, dirt, etc. Hot soapy water and isopropanol will do the trick. Once cleaned allow a minimum of five minutes before decal placement. Carefully align decals before removing the backing to familiarize yourself with placement then apply. Temperatures above 15 C work best. You can use a hair dryer to help shape the decal. Adhesive cures to its best bond strength after 24 hours – do not use bike until bond is cured.
Injection moulded plastic like original ones or UFO are great to work with. Please note that the vacuum formed plastics in the market may require additional prep work. Use a fine sand paper and sand the area where the decal will be applied. Then, clean the area with methylated spirits (such as isopropyl), wait 10 minutes, then use a hairdryer or heat gun to go over the sticker once it is stuck in place.