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Removing Logos from a Specialized Allez... Possible?

Old 01-16-20, 10:48 PM
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Removing Logos from a Specialized Allez... Possible?

Hey all.

I have a 2015 Specialized Allez Comp. It has a black base with white Specialized logos and red/white pin striping.

My question is.. has anybody found a way to remove the pin striping from the bike? It would look so much better simply blacked out w/ white logos. The red is overkill!
It's not high-gloss, it's more of a matte/semi gloss.

*NOTE* I can see the lettering/pin striping is cracking. If I run my fingernail across it, you can hear the cracks buzz. However, to my finger tip it still feels fairly smooth. They don't seem to be just stickers.
If anyone that has this bike or a bike w/ a similar type of striping, please let me know if you've found a way to remove them! Thanks.

Here's a photo of the bike!
ht tps:// w ww. pedalroom. com/bike/2015-specialized-allez-comp-33254

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Old 01-17-20, 12:39 PM
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Are the decals on top of the clear coat, or under it? All I know about Specialized decals is that every time I’ve seen a friend’s helmet with that brand on it, it says Special ed as soon as they’re not looking...
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Are the decals on top of the clear coat, or under it? All I know about Specialized decals is that every time Iíve seen a friendís helmet with that brand on it, it says Special ed as soon as theyíre not looking...
Seems to be on top of it. But like I said, it seems to be cracking and I can feel it.

Since i've posted this, I came up with an idea to try to use matte black vinyl to wrap the forks/back of the frame where the distracting red is.
I'll let ya'll know how it turns out.

But if anyone's got ideas to get rid of it (in case my wrap doesn't work) feel free to chime in!
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Originally Posted by bryanbgw View Post
ht tps:// w ww. pedalroom. com/bike/2015-specialized-allez-comp-33254
I'm getting warnings when I attempt to see your pic.
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Old 01-17-20, 10:06 PM
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ht tps:// w ww. pedalroom. com/bike/2015-specialized-allez-comp-33254

I got a search page with several thumbnails of bikes for sale at various places.

Anyway, I once stripped the decals off a 1996 Trek. I used and exacto knife to dig them out from "UNDER" the clear coat. I did get them off but after I was kind of sorry as the bike had a bike TREK crater on each side of the downtube.
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Old 01-18-20, 07:30 AM
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Maybe this?

https://www.ehow.com/how_7846582_rem...-surfaces.html
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Old 01-18-20, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I'm getting warnings when I attempt to see your pic.
Same here but it's OK to proceed through. It's not a pic directly from me, it's some guys bike that was for sale 2 years ago. But it's the EXACT one I have.
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Originally Posted by TheDudeIsHere View Post
ht tps:// w ww. pedalroom. com/bike/2015-specialized-allez-comp-33254

I got a search page with several thumbnails of bikes for sale at various places.

Anyway, I once stripped the decals off a 1996 Trek. I used and exacto knife to dig them out from "UNDER" the clear coat. I did get them off but after I was kind of sorry as the bike had a bike TREK crater on each side of the downtube.

You know, that does make sense. So I will avoid this option!

I don't think there's any "clean" way to do it where it won't be noticeable.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Maybe this?
Looks like this could work if they were simply stickers.

Once my Vinyl wrap arrives and if it turns out bad i'll have to look into this option though! Perhaps it could work.
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If you are the original owner who purchased the bike from a shop, if you strip it you will void your warranty and Specialized does offer a lifetime warranty for the original owner purchased from an authorized dealer and they will support you. You might reach out to Specialized and see what they recommend if you are an original owner. They do have paint shops they would recommend that will not void your warranty.
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Originally Posted by bryanbgw View Post
Looks like this could work if they were simply stickers.

Once my Vinyl wrap arrives and if it turns out bad i'll have to look into this option though! Perhaps it could work.
They are hand pin striped? I didn't think anyone did that with bikes. Seems pretty time consuming for high production bikes.
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Old 01-19-20, 07:53 PM
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You could strip down the clear coat with paint thinner or brake cleaner then once you get to the stickers use heat and then get it clear coated again. Definitely not a foolproof idea though
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Old 01-19-20, 10:23 PM
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You could strip down the clear coat with paint thinner or brake cleaner then once you get to the stickers use heat and then get it clear coated again. Definitely not a foolproof idea though
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