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Old 08-05-05, 07:28 AM   #1
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How do I remove the logo on my Sugino cranks?

I can't stand the Sugino 75 logo on my cranks. Is there a magical potion I can use to remove it?
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Old 08-05-05, 07:41 AM   #2
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I've heard oven cleaner works well.
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Old 08-05-05, 07:42 AM   #3
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P.S. Thought that might mess with the satin finish.
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Old 08-05-05, 07:55 AM   #4
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i think applying booze liberally to the mouth/neck/chest area should be sufficient. might i suggest lime hanger one vodka? yes, have some.
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Old 08-05-05, 07:56 AM   #5
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i kinda messed up the finish on my iro hubs trying to remove the logos. i'd suggest leaving em.
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Old 08-05-05, 08:34 AM   #6
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try some 0000 steel wool and follow it up with a bit of metal polish.
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Old 08-05-05, 08:40 AM   #7
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put tape over them...or just ignore it.

oh - and do the booze thing that isotoner was talking about. really.
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Old 08-05-05, 11:13 AM   #8
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i think applying booze liberally to the mouth/neck/chest area should be sufficient. might i suggest lime hanger one vodka? yes, have some.
I've heard that applying a skin-splash of gin makes an excellent mosquito repellant.
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Old 08-05-05, 11:21 AM   #9
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shoes and straps rub off some labels eventually.
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ride 'em for ten years
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I removed some logos from my stem, seatpost, and hub this weekend with some engine cleaner and and one of those dish scrubber things. It worked alright.
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metal polish, but you'll have to do the entire crank because as soon as you take the logo off you start taking off the surface finish.
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Old 08-05-05, 02:27 PM   #14
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What are you too cool for Sugino?
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Old 08-05-05, 02:52 PM   #15
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i used the brillo pad side of a normal sponge.
took them right off.
but did leave a subtle ghost of a matte decal on the polished crank.
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Old 08-05-05, 06:35 PM   #16
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Acetone!!!
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paint thinner or xylene. brillo pads or scotch pads will most likely scuff the material, but a fine steel wool should also take it off without scratching.
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The lye in oven cleaner will eat at the aluminum. It's good if you want to remove an anodized colour but overkill for stickers.
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I've heard that applying a skin-splash of gin makes an excellent mosquito repellant.
hey gil, it's the quanine in the tonic (as in gin and tonic) that repels mosquitos. just thought I'd let you know so you stop wasting saphire.
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You could buy some that look just like it but are not Sugino's and then you'll be good.

I have a 4inch disc grinder, it's good for a lot of removal things.



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I can't stand the Sugino 75 logo on my cranks. Is there a magical potion I can use to remove it?
What's so bad about the Sugino 75 decals. There are small and hardly noticeable as it is.

I must be the only person that protects decals so I can get top dollar for my used track goods.
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its a shame that the crank logo isn't the same logo that is on the sticker that comes with the cranks, the sticker logo is way better.
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My Sugino RT 165's label came off with a dinner knife.
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Old 08-08-05, 06:40 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll give these a try and let you know the results.
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