Kit Number
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Harley-Davidson recommends that this kit be professionally installed.
Kit Contents
See Figure 2 and Table 1.
Installation Requirements
Separate purchase of two one-quart spray bottles, JOHNSON & JOHNSON® Baby Shampoo and 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Separate purchase of a 3M Squeegee (3M part number 71607 or equivalent) is required for proper installation of this instruction sheet.
Prepare solutions on the day of installation.
  1. Prepare two solutions in spray bottles:
  • Slip Solution: Thoroughly mix 16 oz (473 mL) of distilled water and 2-3 drops of baby shampoo. The solution should sheet off the paint guards with minimum froth.
  • Tack Solution: Using 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol, mix a solution that is 10% alcohol and 90% distilled water.
  1. See Figure 2. Wash all mounting areas thoroughly. Allow to dry completely.
Installation Tips and Tricks
  • Do not apply to new paint (including touch-up paint). Allow paint to cure for a minimum of 30 days before applying the paint guards.
  • Do not apply in windy conditions or in direct sunlight.
  • Ambient temperature should be 60-90 °F (15-32 °C).
  • Wash hands thoroughly and keep fingers wet with water/shampoo mixture during installation. To avoid fingerprints, do not touch adhesive with dry fingers.
  • Keep paint guard film and squeegee wet during installation.
  • See Figure 2. Identify each paint guard piece and its mounting location before proceeding.
  • Start with the top piece.
  • When smoothing the paint guards into place with the squeegee, work from the front edge toward the rear edges. Continually spray the paint guards with solution during the installation.
  • The soap solution allows the paint guard to be slightly repositioned.
  • The alcohol solution fixes the adhesive to the lids and can slightly stretch the paint guard film.
  • If wrinkles are found after applying the alcohol solution, spray more alcohol solution under the wrinkle and squeegee again.
Start with the top piece.
  1. Wet the mounting surface and fingers thoroughly with the soap solution.
  2. Roll a small section of the paper backing away from the adhesive surface. Spray the adhesive surface with soap solution. When the backing is fully removed, spray the entire paint guard film with soap solution and smooth the film into place by hand.
  3. See Figure 1. Align the paint guard with the lip of the fairing.
  4. Once positioned properly, gently lift the leading edge of the film about half-way.
  5. NOTE
    If repositioning is needed, spray more of the soap solution on the paint guard and hands and position as necessary.
  6. Spray the film and mounting surface with the water/alcohol mixture.
  7. Starting from the lip and working forward, use the squeegee to remove air bubbles. Use firm and overlapping strokes with the squeegee to work out all the air. Do not cut or tear the film.
  8. Wipe paint guard dry with a Harley-Davidson® Microfiber Detailing Cloth (94663-02). Check for water pockets or air bubbles. If necessary, spray with more alcohol solution and squeegee again. If necessary, the paint guard film can still be lifted to reposition. Spray the paint guard film, the mounting surface and your fingers with the alcohol solution. Squeegee again until all water pockets and air bubbles are removed.
  9. Repeat all steps for all the other paint guard pieces.
1Leading edge, top
2Leading edge, sides
Figure 1. Fairing Paint Guard Installation
  1. Check the edges for adhesion. If any area is not adhered, wrap the squeegee with a Harley-Davidson® Microfiber Detailing Cloth (94663-02) and squeegee the edges again.
  2. Allow the paint guards to cure for 24 hours. The paint guards can then be washed and waxed with the same recommended products used on the motorcycle. See the motorcycle owner's manual for recommended products.
Figure 2. Service Parts: Fairing Paint Guard Kit
Table 1. Service Parts: Fairing Paint Guard Kit
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
Paint protector, Fairing
Not Sold Separately
Paint protector, Fairing RH
Not Sold Separately
Paint protector, Fairing LH
Not Sold Separately