From the time motorcycles could be purchased over 100 years ago the maker has always been keen to put his name on the vehicle, this tradition carries on today after all it is a very successful way of marketing and advertising.
Let us face it, wouldn’t it be boring if cars , pickups, in fact any sort of motor vehicle did not have its name on the front, rear and in some cases on the sides of their products, We would be forever wondering who the manufacturer was.
In the case of motorcycles up to even the 1950’s the brand of the vehicle was generally painted onto the gas tanks and on cheaper brands transfers were used. With the coming of the Japanese entering the motorcycle world painted manufacturers names changed to plastic and metal.
Soon vinyl decals were used but the problem was that if not protected they would soon wear off or be damaged.
Today when you look at many motorcycle brands on gas tanks they are indeed a work of art, rich lusterous colors with the name that seem to be held in a third dimension caused because a thick coating of clear lacquer that encapsulates this.
Royal Enfield Motorcycles manufacture in India still to this day have their tanks pin striped by hand with truly beautiful effect.
Should you ever have to repair an accident damaged modern motorcycle gas tank you will have to take it to a specialist to repaint it.
Don’t be disappointed as there are many motorcycles with advertising decals and stickers on them and it is quicker, cheaper and much easier to remove them with the “Wonder blade”.
The blade is made from plastic so won’t scratch the surface.We recommend it to people who have not removed decals before from motorcycles. However, if your motor cycle gas tank has lacquer film, then there is no way to remove the decal without damaging the paint
If you are very confident in removing the sticker or decal from the gas tank, then a metal blade is okay. To see if you are competent or confident removing the gas tank sticker, watch the below video