Taping for Herculiner application; taping took FOOORRRREEEEVVVVERRRRR.
Two solid coats of Herc later, and this is where Chuck Norris sat on Monday morning in my work parking lot. Yep, didn't have time to remove all of the tape. So, rode "dirty" to work on Monday morning.
Now, the Herculiner directions say to remove the tape "right after" the second coat is applied. However, I had poor luck with this. May have been because I waited about 16 hours to put on the second coat. Time is "of the essence" when your working around a family schedule with kiddos.
Tape removal has been a seriously pain-staking process. I've taken it in sections, 15-30 minutes at a time. I probably have nearly 2.5 hours in it so far. Just one section left to go. I've been cutting the tape lines with a razor blade, then slowing pulling the tape. The Herculiner forms a bridge above the tape line. If you just pull the tape, it will pull of the Herc past the tape line. No bueno.
Anyway, back on my next update with cleaned up and finalized exterior pictures. Need to do the following first:
- Install KC lights behind grille
- Remove all excess Herc
- Herc and paint a few areas where paint or Herc pulled out.
- Polish and touch up paint
Let me know what you guys think so far.