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.
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...