I tend to think of myself as being fairly competent with a spanner so sticking a self adhesive tank paed on should be dead easy. Picture this bright shiny painted tank missing only the protection at the back.
Went to Lloyd coopers to pick up new air filter and there on the rack was exactly the sort of tank protector I wanted/ It was a rubber spine shaped protector, all I could hope for. Then I saw who made it and my heart sank, I had taken an oath never to use this companies c**p again after the heated handle bar grips fiasco.
Alas, my inner childa had gone into want mode and it was too late. Not even the sage advise from Jo saying “You’ll regret it” could dissuade me from the purchase, I beleive I even mumbled something about taking a soldering iron to the name on the protector.
So I cleaned appliaction area on tank with meths, dried it off with kitchen towel, peeled the backing off the pad and stuck it down. Not seconds had passed when it began peeling off. At this point Jo did say “I told you so” and I becam appoplectic with rage.
I peeled the glue off and noticed that it didn’t even want to stick to the back of the pad. The whole pad seems to have been sprayed with some sort of silicone lubricant and thus resist’s any attempt at adhesion.
My last hope of getting this pad on my tank will be contact adhesive. I am not happy. My inner child has taken a spanking and has been sent to its room and I have now vowed to listen to Jo who clearly think with her head in theses matters and is not like me, who is led by thier inner child.
I am off to woolworths now for the contact adhesive, watch this space…