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212rikanmofo 02-17-02 01:02 PM

how to remove all them logos on the bike frame?
 
i have a raleigh bike and i want my frame to be all one color and simple as possible, but is there a way i can remove those big raleigh logos and stuff on em? i noticed some of the top layer started chipping off and underneath was a layer of black. just wanna know if there's a way to do this?

Spire 02-18-02 11:21 AM

repaint the bike?

-- S

orguasch 02-18-02 02:59 PM

that's the way to go, repaint the bike

oldroads 02-20-02 10:15 AM

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No No! No need to repaint the bike.
Use nail polish remover on the decals. We've been doing it for years.

- Put the polish remover on a cloth.
- soak it on the decal
- scrape with your fingernail or solft wood
- repeat until it is removed
- wash that section of the frame with soap and water.

212rikanmofo 03-06-02 08:45 AM

use nail polish removal? I just want to let you know, the raleigh on my bike on the frame, it's a decal? it doesnt seem to come off, seem like its painted on there.... but i noticed a part of it chipping off when i i tried to pick it off, its like paint kinda and underneath is a layer of black. Will nail polish remover mess up my frame?

Richard D 03-06-02 08:49 AM

The other stuff to try would be lighter-fluid - the sort you put in Zippo's. It's pretty good at softening adhesive without damaging - a record collector friend uses it to remove 20yrd old plus sticky labels from record sleeves.

Richard

212rikanmofo 03-06-02 11:03 AM

okay i tried applying nail polish remover, and nothing happened, it feels like the decal on the frame is like baked into the frame or something, it doesnt even feel like a sticker, are you guys sure i can remove em? i just want the bike one color, the bike is a raleigh m-60....

it looks like this, i just want the frame to be one color, im not sure wut the one color will be if i do happen to remove them decals off....

KleinMp99 03-06-02 11:31 AM

try scraping them off with some kind of knife

fubar5 03-06-02 12:51 PM

If the decals are painted on, you'll probably have to sand down the whole frame and repaint it.

lotek 03-06-02 02:38 PM

Is it possible the decals are under a layer of clearcoat?

If so you're going to have to have it stripped and repainted.

Marty

bikeman 03-06-02 03:12 PM

My guess that your frame was clear-coated after the decals were applied. If that is the case then a repaint is the only solution.:(

sawheet 03-06-02 07:43 PM

Buy a new bike, I think the makers name should remain on the bike.

aturley 03-18-02 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by oldroads
No No! No need to repaint the bike.
Use nail polish remover on the decals. We've been doing it for years.

- Put the polish remover on a cloth.
- soak it on the decal
- scrape with your fingernail or solft wood
- repeat until it is removed
- wash that section of the frame with soap and water.

Ah, that worked great. I, too, have a Raliegh that had lots of ugly stickers on it. But I got them all off last night. Now the bike looks pretty tough. Only a few more steps and I'll have a very mean looking fixed-gear commuter.

andy

cyclezealot 03-18-02 09:25 PM

Gary Klein is known as an innovator and treats frame building like an art-form. I am pleased to have his name on my bike. But then the decals are tastefully done.

aturley 03-19-02 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cyclezealot
Gary Klein is known as an innovator and treats frame building like an art-form. I am pleased to have his name on my bike. But then the decals are tastefully done.
Yeah, the trick is "tasteful". I think my bike was made in the 80's, and pink and blue and yellow shapes may have been tasteful then, but right now I just want a black frame.

As I said before, it really does look nice. I put on some black handlebar tape. Once I get the other peices, it should look fairly mysterious and imposing. Or maybe I'm just telling myself that because I want to believe it.

andy

steve33 03-19-02 09:03 AM

The decals have a heavy layer of clear coat, Religh is famous for that. there is no way without removing the paint. SORRY!!

Happy Trails ?

fietser_ivana 03-20-02 01:43 AM

My touring bike has decals on TOP of the paint and those are peeling off after 5 years of abuse. I've taken of 1 decal already.

However, I've asked the manufacturer to put a symbol plus the word Esperanto UNDERNEATH the finishing clear 'paint'. It was done quite nicely, albeit a bit too small..

I'm thinking to remove the decal of my newest bicycle and get a decal of that same symbol + word again.. this time it can be a lot bigger as it involves an aluminum frame.

So, it depends on whether there's a finish or not..

Ivana

aturley 03-20-02 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by steve33
The decals have a heavy layer of clear coat, Religh is famous for that. there is no way without removing the paint. SORRY!!

Happy Trails ?

I think mine had the clear coat over the decals, too, but the thing was beat up enough that there were chips that would let me get a foot-hold for peeling the decals off. We'll see how well it holds up. I'm not too concerned, really, because there are already some pretty nasty scratches on the thing. I like to think of them as building character.

andy

KleinMp99 03-23-02 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cyclezealot
Gary Klein is known as an innovator and treats frame building like an art-form. I am pleased to have his name on my bike. But then the decals are tastefully done.
The paint on my klein was awesome, but by the time I sold it there were chips and scratches all over it. I almost wanted to send it back and get a repaint done, even though I saw that it was $400.


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