Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: The big smoke T.O. in Ontario
I donít think you can prevent fading from UV, but I would think that would take a very long time to happen. If your concerned about the tank pads being too aggressive on mat coloured paint you can always first apply a black vinyl film cut out in the shape of the pads and lay the pads over them. Might just give you peace of mind if your concerned.
In my experience though, once you remove the oem pads, all others never seem to stay stuck. So I had used the double sided 3M tape used for automotive moulding, works great, stays stuck and no issues peeling away if you decide to do so.