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Old 04-09-07, 02:24 AM   #1
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remove ugly badge, possible?

hello,

I have just bought a new orange bike which is already a strange color (for a bike) but moreover it has some very ugly badges on it. I wondered if it was possible to remove them easily?

thank you
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Old 04-09-07, 02:55 AM   #2
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(assuming a commuting bike…)

Strange Colour + Ugly Badges = Unattractive (to Potential Thief)

…maybe you won't even need to invest in a lock; think if the weight saving!

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Old 04-09-07, 03:38 AM   #3
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well, they are decals in fact, I guess a badge was not what I meant.

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ugly bikes are where it's at
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hello,

I have just bought a new orange bike which is already a strange color (for a bike) but moreover it has some very ugly badges on it. I wondered if it was possible to remove them easily?

thank you
Factory decals are often applied beneath the clear coat, meaning you'd have to damage the finish to remove the decals. If they're not beneath the clear coat, WD-40 is good for dissolving the adhesive. Spray it around the edge, let it do it's thing, then get the decal started in peeling off. Probably have to apply the WD-40 several times, allowing it to loosen things up as you slowly remove the decal-
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thank you

After a bit of research, I found the hair dryer method. I will try it too.

hope to show it to you soon

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Old 04-10-07, 10:51 AM   #8
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hello,

I have just bought a new orange bike which is already a strange color (for a bike) but moreover it has some very ugly badges on it. I wondered if it was possible to remove them easily?

thank you
My orange bike attracts too much attention.

If the decals are above the paint, a product like Goo Gone, available at most deparment stores, and a hairdryer will remove the decals easily.
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Let's see some photos!
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auto part store also sell a spray product specifically made to remove bumper stickers and the like from your car. I used it many years ago. The new stuff on the market must work much better. But like "well biked" said they have to be on top of the clear coat.
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Pictures?
Sh-h! Maybe, this one:


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I like that color!
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I have BEEN trying to get this unwanted sticker off my bike, tried Goo Gone, didn't touch it.

Tried the hair dryer today, came right off!!!

Thanks!!
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Orange:Colour of Champions.
Do you really want to remove that Eddie Mercx badge?
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Orange:Colour of Champions.
Do you really want to remove that Eddie Mercx badge?
But think of the couple of grams he would save!
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most badges are held on with caulk-like glues that can be peeled off with your thumbnail if there is any residue after you pry off the badge. Also, try Goo-gone, it's a solvent for stickers and glue and it won't hurt the paint.
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So, why'd you buy an ugly bike to begin with?
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Old 04-28-07, 01:09 PM   #18
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hello,

here is how it looks like without stickers (though bike is not finished yet)

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The orange is a distinctive colour! I like it, myself.

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