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Old 04-26-21, 09:02 AM
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Peeling 600 headset decal

The decal sticker that wraps around the Shimano 600 headset on my Miyata is peeling off, slowly getting worse. I'd like to stick it back on, and not have it hanging off or peel off entirely. Has anyone had any luck with any particular adhesive to get it to stick again?

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Old 04-26-21, 09:54 AM
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Dab of superglue worked on mine.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
dab of superglue worked on mine.
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Old 04-26-21, 11:17 AM
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Carefully applied thin coat of rubber cement works too.
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I understand, but you must realize that this is a first world problem. I am going through it now with disintegrating Reynolds tubing decals. Take a deep breath.
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Do those 600 stickers do that every time? I think each of mine did that and it bugs.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
I understand, but you must realize that this is a first world problem. I am going through it now with disintegrating Reynolds tubing decals. Take a deep breath.
Yes, first world problem indeed. I won't stress about it, but I figure I might as well preserve it if it's not too much trouble.

Sounds like superglue might do the trick. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 04-26-21, 11:08 PM
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I just fixed one using E6000 glue and it worked well. Used scotch tape to hold flat while it dried.
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FWIW, early production 600 headsets didn't have a decal. Maybe it would look fine without?
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Even though I'm very careful, I always find that superglue (cyanoacrylate) creates an uncontrollable mess; less so with the thicker varieties, but I would try rubber cement first, used like contact cement: coat both contact surfaces thinly, let dry for a few minutes, then press together. You could tape the end of the piece to help hold it, but the rubber cement will (and needs to) off-gas for awhile to create the final bond. The nice part about using rubber cement is that you can rub off any excess when it's fully cured, and have no mess at all. Also, it's removable (with Bestine = heptane) and renewable if it comes to that.
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