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Old 05-04-08, 07:14 PM   #1
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Fox Decals.

On my fox f100 rlc, the little gray decals began to peel because my zip ties on my speedometer screwed em' all up. These buggers are really stubborn to peel off so I was wondering if there was any way that'd make it easier to take them off.

Heat?

Thanks for any help, I've seen a few forks with them off and I was wondering how it was done.
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Not sure but some things to try are Goof Off, it should disolve the adhesive especially if you have some already peeled back, finger nail polish remover or paint thinnner. I'd save the thinner for last. It should not mess with the paint on the leg since it's baked on but test underneath a leg with a q-tip first. Work the fluid under the peeled back portion and try to minimize contact with the paint.
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Those are load bearing stickers, leave them on.
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what?

What do you mean they're load bearing? They support something? The Mccoine guy runs his fork with out them.
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With patience.
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yea smashy, how did you get yours off I mean if I do it the way I was, I won't have anymore fingernails.
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hair dryer and they will peel right off.

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looks like sunburn to me.
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Ewww. That's hella nasty.
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hairdryer + rubbing alcohol for the win.

Got em off in no time.
The fork looks way better too. I took the top 2 decals off but left the fox logo on.
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you were warned.....
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What do you mean they're load bearing? They support something? The Mccoine guy runs his fork with out them.
first of all, its mcoine.. not Mccoine.. second, that guy has no idea what he's doing.

Load bearing decals (lbd's) are not something you want to mess with..

edit: I only take the lbd's off for pics.. I put them back on for riding.
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my bad.
where would I find a load bearing decal?
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my bad.
where would I find a load bearing decal?
your lbs should have them in stock, just ask. They arent expensive, maybe $20 or so.
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dude what are you talking about?

They aren't under the stress of any load.
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your lbs should have them in stock, just ask. They arent expensive, maybe $20 or so.
I got a set of ultralight carbon lbd's through Universal cycles on special order for $18.99, and they have a variety of colors.
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what the hell is a lbd?
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Load bearing decals
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yea, but what do they do? Support something?
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The structural integrity of your fork has been compromised due the to lbd removal. You'd better remove the fork as soon as possible...and mail it to me, for proper disposal.
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The structural integrity of your fork has been compromised due the to lbd removal. You'd better remove the fork as soon as possible...and mail it to me, for proper disposal.
Yeah, since its warranty has now been voided.

What a n00b, removing a lbd....
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the nice thing about a cheaper fork is that you don't need LBDs. most people don't know about this.
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Well no wonder the Kona has no LBDs. Dang.
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By the way, you can also get an acceptable substitute for lbd's at a truck stop or a Farm and Fleet store, and cheaper as well.....no Fox Logo though. Go to the parts counter and ask them for some. Tell them they are right by the Jake Brake fluid if you go to a T.A Travel Center or to Quality Farm and Fleet. They are used in the suspension system of the Air Ride trailers.
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But those aren't the genuine LBDs. I'd stick to the genuine ones. You don't want anything to happen. Just sayin'....*shrugs*
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