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    Removing decals from rims?

    Anybody have a suggestion for removing the yellow decals on Velocity Deep V's? I spent a good hour getting one off with my fingernail and some kind of glue removal. It worked but very tedious. I have a heat gun that I use for paint removal projects around the house and am considering using it, but of course with great care and on a low setting, sheilding the tire from any stray heat. Still, do you think there is something that I could ruin by doing this?

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    the temper of the metal? An aluminum rim can take some heat, but it should be even, and get it too hot, and it will change the tempering of the aluminum. Heat is used to harden metals. used the wrong way it can soften them. either way an aluminum rim with uneven tempering would not be a good thing. I'm not sure how much heat you can safely apply to a rim before it messes wit the tempering of the metal, but being unsure I wouldn't do it.

    A hair dryer should be fine though.

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    I use lighter fluid for all my sticker removing needs that can't be touched with heat. Pull off as much as you can with your fingers and then soak it with lighter fluid and that should get the bits off, just take off your tires first. (it might mess with the adhesive on your rim tape too so be careful)

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    I find all of my Mavic rims have decals that eventually start to fall off partially by themselfves leaving a sticky residue. I don't see why they put the decals on at all.

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    bestine, which is expensive but incredible for adhesive removal, or coleman campfire fuel, which is cheap and just as good.
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    I intend to use very little heat....just kind of 'hit it' for a few seconds. But perhaps the blow dryer is a better tool.

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    [edit: on deepvs] just used my finger nail, pulled carefully.
    but i also left the sicker with the hole count on it, so (?)maybe that is harder to get off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfrance
    Anybody have a suggestion for removing the yellow decals on Velocity Deep V's? I spent a good hour getting one off with my fingernail and some kind of glue removal. It worked but very tedious. I have a heat gun that I use for paint removal projects around the house and am considering using it, but of course with great care and on a low setting, sheilding the tire from any stray heat. Still, do you think there is something that I could ruin by doing this?
    I used a heat gun on the low setting to remove the stickers on my Velocity Fusion rims. Just keep the heat gun moving back and forth and when the sticker gets warm enough it'll peel right off.
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    a razor blade and precision worked for me. and a little goo gone if there's remnants of the sticker.
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    Oven cleaner works great and removes all that pesky anodizing.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by loaf
    I use lighter fluid for all my sticker removing needs that can't be touched with heat. Pull off as much as you can with your fingers and then soak it with lighter fluid and that should get the bits off, just take off your tires first. (it might mess with the adhesive on your rim tape too so be careful)

    +1 lighter fluid its cheap and works well

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    Mine peeled right off, no problem.
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    know this is an old thread but for anyone referring to it for help, i've found that duct tape works great to kiss off the leftover sticky parts

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