Bicycle Mechanics - Touch-up Paint / Sticker Gunk
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04-19-06, 05:57 PM
This may be better suited in the frame builder's page, but I just got a late 70's Gitane in reasonably good shape. I have taken the tasteless frech chrome stickers off, but now have the glue gunk remaining. What is the best way to remove this w/o ruining the paint finish?
Second qeustion: I need to touch-up some paint chips. What is the best way to match the paint (sort-of a sun burst red/orange) and then apply it??
04-19-06, 06:06 PM
Took the "Sport" racing stripes off of a '95 Ford Pickup with Goo-Gone+hair dryer. No damage.
04-19-06, 07:04 PM
Go Gone or WD-40.
Lighter fluid is my favorite.
04-19-06, 08:31 PM
Kerosene or WD-40 (same thing but with a little lube). Avoid acetone. It will take off the goo but probably take off the paint too.
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