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Any advice for removing the reflectors on a GTS? I bought the paint-matched plugs from ScooterWest but I don't want to jack anything up during removal. Tips or tricks?
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reach in behind the panel with a pair of needle nose pliers and twist.

just get on the protruding stud and they'll bust right off
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The quick and dirty approach is just break them off from the inside....they have a pretty flimsy plastic stalk with a metal clip. Seem to break off even if you're trying to remove the clip, so just have at it.
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I have those ugly reflectors on my Sprint. What do you plug the hole with afterwards?
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I used pop rivets to fill the holes...paint to match.
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greasy125 wrote:
reach in behind the panel with a pair of needle nose pliers and twist.

just get on the protruding stud and they'll bust right off
+1 - They bust off pretty easy.

In fact, the more difficult bit is putting them into the holes. You need to be careful not to apply too much pressure and risk scratching your paint or the tip of the nubs. I used a pair of pliers and a microfiber cloth. Gently squeezing until they popped in.
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I have those ugly reflectors on my Sprint. What do you plug the hole with afterwards?
https://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Custom-Painted-Plug-Kit-For-Reflector-Removal/1635

These. Pick your color.
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ACE Hardware sells black nylon plugs that snap right in for 25 cents each. $3.00 for a can of spray paint, and you're still money ahead.
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wbdvt wrote:
I have those ugly reflectors on my Sprint. What do you plug the hole with afterwards?
https://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Custom-Painted-Plug-Kit-For-Reflector-Removal/1635

These. Pick your color.
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ACE Hardware sells black nylon plugs that snap right in for 25 cents each. $3.00 for a can of spray paint, and you're still money ahead.
yup and lowes carry some as well pretty home depot does too.

I personally just left mine black and not worry out color matchy matchy.

stickers are also a good option to cover stuff.
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Fill and paint.

pro results with a spray can
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wbdvt wrote:
I have those ugly reflectors on my Sprint. What do you plug the hole with afterwards?
https://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Custom-Painted-Plug-Kit-For-Reflector-Removal/1635

These. Pick your color.
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