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    Decal Removal Tips...

    I am preparing my frame and fork for refinishing. Is there an easy way to remove my existing decals which have been cleared over?

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    John

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    depends on frame material I guess

    I did it on a Trek 5200 just with my nails and lots of patience. I used also WD40, but I'm not sure it really helped. Since there was also clear coat involved, from very close it was possible to see that the surface was not completely even afterwards. But it didn't damage the paint at all.

    Now I have a Ti frame, when I'll remove the decals I think I'll use WD40 as a solvent, and scrub with the soft side of a sponge, or with paper towels or cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwh445
    I am preparing my frame and fork for refinishing. Is there an easy way to remove my existing decals which have been cleared over?

    Thanks

    John

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    If the decals are not clearcoated...

    ...you can use a blow dryer on the low setting to soften 'em up; I did this to get the old decals off a VooDoo Wazoo without destroying them, so I can scan them to make replacements on my PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwh445
    I am preparing my frame and fork for refinishing. Is there an easy way to remove my existing decals which have been cleared over?

    Thanks

    John

    Is this a titanium frame? Is there a clearcoat on the decals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky2
    Is this a titanium frame? Is there a clearcoat on the decals?
    This is an aluminum frame w/ clearcoat.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Walrus
    ...you can use a blow dryer on the low setting to soften 'em up; I did this to get the old decals off a VooDoo Wazoo without destroying them, so I can scan them to make replacements on my PC.

    What do you think about a blow dryer on carbon fiber?

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    Uhhhhhhh, doesn't sound too good to me

    Maybe it wouldn't hurt, but applying concentrated heat to a small area seems like it might affect the resin. I just don't know anything about CF esoterica, but my gut instinct sez "don't do it!"

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