Bicycle Mechanics - Removing bike stickers
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What's the easiest way of doing this? I want to remove the large stickers/logos on the frame and the forks. I've heard wd40 and/or mayonaise can do it. I want to remove the glue residue too so I can polish the bike afterwards.
Before starting to remove the stickers, you need to know more about them and how they were applied.
The decals are made of different materials, and applied using varying adhesives, so knowing the specifics is critical to getting them off without hurting the paint underneath. Also some companies apply a clear coat to the entire frame after the decals are applied, so removing them is a long complicated process.
See if the LBS or a customer service person at the builder can give you more info specific to your frame.
those are load bearing decals
Its an old spare bike I have
Here is a picture
09-13-09, 06:53 PM
What's the frame material and is it painted or bare Ti or Al? If it's painted, it's very likely the decals are under a clear coat and there is no easy way to remove them that won't seriously harm the finish.
If they are true decals on a bare frame, acetone will remove them effectively. It will also remove paint effectively too.
Warm it up with a blow-dryer then peel 'em off. Goo gone or WD40 for remaining adhesive. If they are covered by clear coat, proceed with this at your own risk.
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