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Old 05-01-14, 09:50 PM   #1
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Brompton ultra-thin layer of transparent plastic? What do you call that?

I had a sticker on my Brompton top-tube that proved to be annoyingly stubborn when I tried to take it off. When I did finally manage to scrape it off, I apparently broke a layer of 'transparent skin', even though the metal was completely unscratched.

Now there appears to be a flaky outline where the skin used to be, almost like a road rash, even though the metal is still perfect.

I can't seem to find anything about it on Google, and even the damn shop don't know what I'm talking about.

Am I going crazy?
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Old 05-02-14, 02:30 AM   #2
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Surely a clear coat of varnish. Perhaps the decal was under that clear coat to start with?
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Old 05-02-14, 03:21 AM   #3
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Surely a clear coat of varnish. Perhaps the decal was under that clear coat to start with?
I hope so, have to update when I know more about it. I seriously regret not taking a photo of it
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Old 05-02-14, 07:06 AM   #4
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Here are some photos that I hope someone can help me identify:



What exactly is this? Googled varnish but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
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That just looks like the matt paint job with some residue let over from the sticker. I would try WD-40.
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A bit obsessive for feeling you had to peel the logo stickers off in the 1st place ..

the film printed on I believe Mylar .. the finish , other than the see thru transparent ones , I suppose is polyester r powder coat , now
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A bit obsessive for feeling you had to peel the logo stickers off in the 1st place ..

the film printed on I believe Mylar .. the finish , other than the see thru transparent ones , I suppose is polyester r powder coat , now
The logo stickers are not Brompton-related, it was just a regular sticker I had on the tube for a few weeks. I didn't realize just how grippy it was. Guess I scratched it off a bit too violently.

Thanks for the answers guys. I'll update once the shop confirms it tomorrow.
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The logo stickers are not Brompton-related, it was just a regular sticker I had on the tube for a few weeks. I didn't realize just how grippy it was. Guess I scratched it off a bit too violently.

Thanks for the answers guys. I'll update once the shop confirms it tomorrow.
maybe this is one of the reasons why shop owners in SG have no patience to provide customer service? guys bringing in bikes to have a technician troubleshoot how to remove adhesive residue? i would be very surprised if that residue doesn't come off almost immediately with the application of a little isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a tissue...

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The logo stickers are not Brompton-related, it was just a regular sticker I had on the tube for a few weeks. I didn't realize just how grippy it was. Guess I scratched it off a bit too violently.

Thanks for the answers guys. I'll update once the shop confirms it tomorrow.
So it was self-inflicted? Most any gum or adhesive cleaner should work with just light rubbing. My preferred residue cleaner is Goo-Gone.
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