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Old 07-30-20, 10:49 AM
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”Operation successful, patient died”...

Hi guys,
Thought I’d share something that turned out to be an unexpected waste of time with you.
While prepping a flip bike I decided to take the worn and boring decals off - and was left with this:

Sun bleached frame

Turns out that the decals have worked as perfect stencils to protect some parts of the frame from sun bleaching, and left the exact same pattern ”ghosted” into the paint.
So while I certainly succeeded in removing the decals, I utterly failed in removing the message. Might as well not have bothered.

Here’s what the decals looked like:

Now, had this been a red frame, I wouldn’t have been overly surprised. But on what looks like blue Hammerite, I really didn’t expect it.
Particularly not in a climate where rust rather than sun exposure is the common paint killer.

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Old 07-30-20, 11:02 AM
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For what it's worth, I kind of like the faded "ghost" version better.
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