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I recently acquired a 2002 XT225 tank and was wondering if it is possible to remove the XT decals without screwing up the paint? The tank is virtually like new albeit 15 years old........
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If the clear coat is applied overtop of the decals I think you're kind of...have to settle for what it is unless you go the repainting route. If the decals are on top you can use a hair dryer or heat gun to soften the decal and then peel off.

I think I was able to remove the warning label's off my TW gas tank when I repainted it but the striping and Yamaha logo where under the clear coat.
 

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The warning decal comes off easily with heat, WD-40, acetone, etc. However the Yamaha emblem and/or any factory tank decorations have a reported history of needing to be sanded away flush with the surrounding metal or they will ghost through any subsequent paint jobs and still be visible. I am only repeating something recalled from Lizrdbrth in years past. Perhaps your XT tank no longer has this "embossed", or raised paint, and thus might be defeated by a strong solvent or paint stripper.
 

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Well, I may have a cross dresser on my hands for the summer........XT tank and TW bottom! I am trying to decide whether I want to go full out camo and whether there is anyone on the Island that can do it......

Thanks for the info guys, I suspected the tank was clear coated when I ran my thumb nail over the edges of the decals........darn! I guess that I could put on a tank bag as an interim measure.....
 

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