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Old 05-23-14, 10:05 AM   #1
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Ugly decals! how can I get rid of them? ?

Hi there, from West Virginia

I live in a tiny mountain town, so recently I bought a 700c Schwinn Admiral hybrid/ commuter bike. (Before anyone starts in about my bike, let me say this is the first bike I've owned since I was probably 10! So I couldn't see putting $700-$1000 into something that I wasn't sure I'd get into) that being said, so far I love my bike! However it has UGLY brown and yellow decals that I'd love to remove (bike is a lovely sky blue color) I'm pretty sure there is a clear coat over the decals ....can anyone make a suggestion for removal
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Old 05-23-14, 11:34 AM   #2
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Hello, use Hairdryer, or Heat ***, and heat up the decals, (with the hairdryer for 7-10 mins.) (heatgun is faster) .
After you heated it up. slowly peel it off, either with your bare hands, or with a sharp knife, then get a sponge, put water on it, or you can even put soap too, and clean off the remaining glue on the frame.
After its done, fastly get a dry cloth ( can be anything, just be dry) and clean the frame dry from water.
If its clean, than you can buy new decals and apply them to the surface.
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Old 05-23-14, 01:12 PM   #3
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Welcome to BF! Maybe contact the manufacturer via their website and see what plan of attack they’d suggest...
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Old 05-27-14, 10:44 PM   #4
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I just repainted mine had the same problem. Got a norco katmandu 2010 i think. Ugly decs uggh and the color kinda green. I went a bit more hardcore. I ordered top end new parts, fox shocks, new disc brakes, disc calipers...the whole nine complete makeover. Spent bout 1500 bucks extra.
I painted mine flat black. The shocks are black. The rotors are blue inside, and blue calipers <luck>. I order my components from china direct super cheap.
I still have to do a top coat clear low lustre. And my friend is printing off new norco decals for the bike.
A bit of work yah. Am new here but i design and do custom bikes.
I will post some pics by tomorrow eve. Is looking pretty slick.
The point is if u want to repaint the entire bike is ALOT of work. Can sand it down and repaint. Thats how i do it.
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Old 05-27-14, 11:18 PM   #5
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I would just wait - Chances are the paint job along with the decals are going to fade or get buggered - Then you will have a chance to strip and paint to start anew...
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