Frequently Asked Questions
need to remove my stock decals before applying new decals?
It is recommended that
you remove (if possible) your stock decals before putting new decals on
your bike. While this is not always possible, it will result in the best
appearance of new decals on the bikes surface.
Will the custom
decals completely cover my OEM decals if I do not remove the OEM decals?
The GSX-R decals cover
the OEM logos 99% of the time given you provide the correct model and
year of your bike. The other OEM decals vary in size more frequently and
are harder to match without your measurements. It is always better for
you to take a few minutes to measure your OEM decals if you plan on
overlaying as OEM decals may vary slightly even on the same model bike!
What is the
quality of customGIXXER vehicle graphics & how long will the decals
customGIXXER uses the
latest wide format digital printing equipment & software and the
highest quality medias available to create all your custom decals. We
have invested large amounts of time and money to bring you the best! You
will not find higher quality products anywhere else!
We use the thinnest
outdoor vehicle vinyl available to give your decals the best finished
look possible. All decals are
scratch, UV/fade resistant, and waterproof on the highest quality vinyl
media we can get. They have a high gloss clear coat which also provides them with
additional protection from scratches and outdoor weather. They are made
to last for years.
should I apply the decals?
All decals should be
applied to a smooth, fully cleaned and dried surface.
DO NOT install decals
in temperatures below 50°
F. VInyl adhesive does not adhere well in cold temperatures and may
later begin to peel!!
Decals should be
applied carefully to avoid any bubbles or creases. Transfer tape is
included with the more difficult to apply decals and lettering. If using
the transfer tape, simply peel off transfer tape and decals, apply to
desired location, rub gently to surface and slowly and carefully peel
away transfer tape leaving decal on surface. Additional rubbing may need
to be applied to decal to remove any air bubbles, etc and fully adhere
To remove stubborn air
bubbles that occur, simply use a sharp needle and poke the air bubble
and then press with your finger. You will not notice the pin mark at all
if you do this properly!
To remove any decals
you should use a heat gun (or hair dryer) to heat up the adhesive and
then remove any left over residue with a sticker/adhesive remover
product (if not avail, rubbing alcohol also works well to remove left
over residue). As with your stock graphics, the adhesive is made to last
so it may be hard to remove. Take your time!!
long does it take to have a custom design created?
Custom Designs can
take anywhere from 1 day to 1 week or more, depending on our amount of
current requests & the complexity of your design request. We will
attempt to complete a demo image for your custom request as soon as
possible! If you haven't heard back if a few days, feel free to email
for an update on your request.
I have emailed a
request/order/question but have not received a response!
Sometimes email spam
filters can block your email from reaching us. If you have not received
a response to your email within 24 hours, please try to resend the
message or email us again!
SIZING & Installation INFO!
If you have any
questions, please ask, we can help advise you on installation issues!
The most important
part to remember when installing decals is to always clean & dry the
surface prior to installation, and during installation TAKE YOUR TIME!
Peel back only part of the decals backing paper and apply a little bit
at a time if you think you may have trouble installing it all at once.
Once decals are
applied to surface, check for any air bubbles. It may be necessary to
poke an air bubble gently with a needle if you cant remove it by hand.
This will let the trapper air escape when you press on the air bubble.
Clear transfer tape
comes with all SUZUKI lettering and any other cut decals that would be
too hard to apply without the transfer tape. You can request transfer
tape for the R logos & Tail logos if you are unfamiliar with installing
vinyl graphics! Transfer tape will make any vinyl decal easier to
* If you mess up a
spot while installing the decal, STOP immediately. You can peel back a
small area without damaging the decal if you do the following. Very
slowly peel back the part of the decal while using low heat from a hair
dryer to soften the adhesive backing. You should then be able to reapply
the area. Be careful, too much heat from a hair dryer or heat gun will
cause the decal to shrink or curl up!
can be made for ANY decals, default sizing is listed below
We have OEM
sizing charts, so all you need to do is provide the year and model GSX-R.
- normally 7.3" up to 8.7" depending on your model and year GSX-R. These
are easy to install and do not require any transfer tape.
1000 Tail logo decals
from 4.6" to 7.2" wide depending on your model and year. These are the
easiest to apply and require no transfer tape.
S - logo tank
decals - approx
2" wide. Easy to install, require no transfer tape.
tank decals* -
approx 8.5" wide, depending on your year and model. More difficult to
apply, please read below.
These will be shipped
with top grade clear transfer tape for easier application to surface.
Because of the curves in the tank, you probably will need to cut each
letter apart and apply 1 by 1 if you are attempting to overlay your OEM
tank decals. This is necessary to get perfect spacing and alignment!
- many different sizes depending on the year and where they are located
on the lower fairings. You will need to measure these to get an accurate
fit! Also, if you are overlaying these decals over your stock SUZUKI
lettering please note the following!
will be shipped with top grade clear transfer tape over each set to make it
easier to apply. Because of the irregular fairing surface,
if you are trying to overlay these overtop of the OEM SUZUKI
lettering, you may need to cut the lettering apart and apply each letter
one at a time to get perfect spacing and alignment! Once decal is
applied you may also need to use an exacto or other sharp knife and
carefully cut away excess in the lettering where it may wrap around the
edges of gaps in the fairings or bolt holes. This is very simple to do,
simply take your time. We will be adding a step by step picture tutorial
curved decals -
approx 3.5" to 4" wide depeding on year. Also depending on year, you may
need each curved decal to be in opposite directions (think smiley or
SKINS - These
are the most difficult to apply, so please go SLOW and be careful, it
will be almost impossible to reposition the decals once you apply them.
We will have full pictured installation info and step by step pics
Please be aware that
some part of the logo skins may extend slightly beyond the edge of parts
of the fairings. In this case, simply apply decal to edge and use an
exacto knife to cut off any small part that goes past the edge of the
Also, some skins may
be large enough to cover 2 separate pieces of fairings, so in this case,
remove the hex bolts that hold the 2 pieces of fairing together, and
apply the decal across the gap to the other side. By pressing the vinyl
to the surface you will easily be able to tell where the bolt holes and
thin fairing gaps are as the vinyl will make an impression in this area
when you apply pressure while installing the decals. Use an exacto or
other sharp knife and cut a small hole in the decal (slightly smaller
than the hole in the fairing) where the hex bolts go and also cut a line
into the space between where the fairings come together. You can then
use your finger to rub the vinyl into the gap of the fairing to make a
clean look where the decal will now cover both pieces of the fairing.
Also, after you cut a small hole where the hex bolts go into the vinyl,
when you screw the bolts back in, it will pull the decal into the hole
and around the bolt circle giving you a clean look. Pictured step by
step instructions coming soon!
For all decals! Custom
sizes can be requested on any order, if you do not specify a custom
size, you will recieve the OEM specs!