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    Campy logo repair on cranks

    I have a mid nineties Chorus crankset with a badly scuffed laser etched campy logo.
    Greg Softly says he doesn't have anything that will work to replace it. I'm wondering if some sort of transfer paper would work if I put a protective clear over it. The metal looks OK.
    Any experience with transfer paper or other methods?
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    I'd tend towards buffing the whole thing off, then sending it to a laser etcher and re-etching a new logo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    I'd tend towards buffing the whole thing off, then sending it to a laser etcher and re-etching a new logo.
    Where would you find a laser etching service? I can't find any listed around here. Are the part of a different business?

    I suppose they would need the artwork as a vector file. Good idea.

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    Or you could send it to a *** engraver and get it actually graved into the metal.
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    I was thinking the same thing about engraving, recent purchase of a Fuji with Sprint Grouppo, but scratched up. If I polish them up, the logos go away. I was this etching system and it has me scratching my head, it might work, it might be a little "Cottage Industry" of reworking Bike Components!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    I'd tend towards buffing the whole thing off, then sending it to a laser etcher and re-etching a new logo.
    Chemically remove the anodizing first.

    I'd just polish it and forget the logo. Anyone who cares would know what it is.
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    You could just take it off and do a xylol transfer for less than the cost of having it re-etched. It won't be right, and might not look as good, but if you feel the need to do something, it could be your ticket.
    I posted a bit about it in another thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-logo-printing

    I agree with the Colonel though. Just polish it and ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    I'd just polish it and forget the logo. Anyone who cares would know what it is.
    Probably the best solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loose spoke View Post
    Where would you find a laser etching service? I can't find any listed around here. Are the part of a different business?

    I suppose they would need the artwork as a vector file. Good idea.
    Anybody who does laser cutting for, say, architectural models, can also do laser etching from a vector file. if you know anyone in architecture in your area they might know a model maker or laser cutting shop who could do it.
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    Sharpie.....

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