i have the same exact sled. i want to get an arctic fx sticker kit and had the same question. if your sled is clean it should not matter, just apply heat and take them off SLOWLY, then clean the whole hood. dont get discouraged with the look of the first sticker coming off, just clean it.dah83 said:if i remove my stickers on my 01 xc sp 600 (red) do u think i will need to repaint cause it will look wierd under the sticker? the paint dosent look faded on the cowl.. just kinda wondering if anyone had any thoughts or did it?