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    Chrome side case trim install

    Purchased from my Dealer the chrome side case trim for my 14 1200RTW They come with what appears to be an adhesive back but not very sticky. Anyone know the proper install for these items, do you heat the backing or use additional adhesive etc? Says Dealer install only but my Dealer informed me they wouldn't do the install! Don Miller. 2010 RT. 2014 RT

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    Why won't he, because of prior experience with the product? Another dealer needed?
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    Keep your dirty oily fingers off the sticky! The adhesive sticks really well to painted ABS, not so much to fingers.

    Clean the area where you're going to install the strips. Soap & water for dirt, then dry, then mineral spirits for bugs & wax, then air dry. Leave the release paper on, then slide them around to find where they want to be - where the curvature of the chrome best matches the curvature of the case. It'll be close but not perfect. The tail of the spear will be about 1/2" from the rear edge of the lid, and it should sit about 1/4" below the ridge where the top turns into the side. Use blue masking tape or something to mark the location. If you're like me, you'll need the spears to be symmetrical or you won't be able to sleep nights. Then peel off the release paper and stick them in the right place, press firmly the full length (use a cloth so you can slide your fingers easily) and you're done. You pretty much have one chance to get it right.

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    Got it! Thanks for the info! Don Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrownell9 View Post
    Keep your dirty oily fingers off the sticky! The adhesive sticks really well to painted ABS, not so much to fingers.

    Clean the area where you're going to install the strips. Soap & water for dirt, then dry, then mineral spirits for bugs & wax, then air dry. Leave the release paper on, then slide them around to find where they want to be - where the curvature of the chrome best matches the curvature of the case. It'll be close but not perfect. The tail of the spear will be about 1/2" from the rear edge of the lid, and it should sit about 1/4" below the ridge where the top turns into the side. Use blue masking tape or something to mark the location. If you're like me, you'll need the spears to be symmetrical or you won't be able to sleep nights. Then peel off the release paper and stick them in the right place, press firmly the full length (use a cloth so you can slide your fingers easily) and you're done. You pretty much have one chance to get it right.
    I'd add to this the temperature of the environment. Don't do it below 50 degrees, the warmer the better up to 90. I wouldn?t ride with the cases for 24 hours.

    Jay

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