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Old 12-11-07, 12:05 PM   #1
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Getting stickers off of my steamroller...

Is there already a thread about doing this? I didnt find one. How do I get the stickers off of my steamroller frame without hurting the paint? Are they under clear coat or something?
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Old 12-11-07, 12:15 PM   #2
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check this thread for ultimate answers.
http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=369322
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Old 12-11-07, 12:27 PM   #3
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They're over the clearcoat, just tie your hair back and scrape them w/ a razor blade. You'll be fine.
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Old 12-11-07, 12:35 PM   #4
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Or take a hair dryer to soften the glue, slide a little dental floss under them to peel them off, and use GooGone to get the sticky residue off.
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Old 12-11-07, 12:49 PM   #5
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I just took a plastic ice scraper and scraped them off.
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did this yesterday. Used steam from an electric tea kettle and a old credit card. They came right off. Also tried the hair dryer that was working ok until it died on me.
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Old 12-14-07, 12:40 AM   #7
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The edge of a Park Tool tire lever worked great on my LHT. My thumbs hurt after I was done, but it didn't mess the paint up at all.
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Hair dryer and fingernails did the trick for me on my Cross Check.
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Old 12-14-07, 02:33 AM   #9
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hair dryer + id card.

softer than a credit card so you can bend it around the frame a bit. i managed to scrape off the 'surly' in two runs.
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Old 12-14-07, 10:22 AM   #10
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I did this yesterday and the hairdryer did not help at all. I used a credit card for a while but it was slow and tedious. Then I used an old junk cd which seemed to have a sharper edge than the credit card, and it worked amazingly. The cd also was made of a more brittle and harder plastic than the credit card, so it kept its edge longer (or so it seemed).
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Old 12-14-07, 01:18 PM   #11
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I went the hard way and used a utility knife blade...... If you look real close there are some scratches, but otherwise it worked like a charm. You need a real steady hand and a light touch.

I would advise one of the other methods above, however
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Old 12-14-07, 01:30 PM   #12
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^^lol, why would you even admit to doing something like that??

Just pick em off with your ****ing fingers and goo-gone the mess. DONE.
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