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Old 01-26-12, 12:53 PM   #1
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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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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 gun 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!
http://www.etching-metal.com/
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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.
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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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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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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