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
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.
Endangered Serotta Rider
Welcome to BF! Maybe contact the manufacturer via their website and see what plan of attack they’d suggest...
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.
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...