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How to delete logos??

Old 03-16-16, 10:51 AM
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How to delete logos??

I want to remove all the Bianchi logos on the frame and forks. Its a carbon matt black frame and they are not stickers....at least they don't feel like they are. Anyone knows how I can do this without scratching/messing the frame??

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Old 03-16-16, 11:12 AM
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They're most likely under a clear coat and you'll damage the finish if you try to remove them.
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Old 03-16-16, 11:15 AM
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Yeah, you'd pretty much have to strip the frame and repaint it.
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Old 03-16-16, 11:23 AM
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Isn't the giant bianchi logo and/or the celeste colour the only reason why someone would buy a bianchi?
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Old 03-16-16, 11:53 AM
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Use Ctrl+alt+delete. Sell it and get a bike that doesn't have logos on it to begin with. I doubt you will be able to get those off.
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Old 03-16-16, 12:00 PM
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My matt black Caad10 had some gold lettering that I didn't care for when I got the bike and it all came off easily with acetone. I would try a small spot somewhere not so noticeable by pouring some acetone on a washcloth and lightly rubbing the white area, you'll know right away if it'll come off. I would stress light pressure and keep the cloth wet. As soon as you've removed the white, wash the area with Dawn dish soap to neutralize the acetone and that's it. Also, don't use the wife's nail polish remover, go to the auto parts store and get the good stuff. I'd start with the small lettering on the inside of the fork just in case.

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Old 03-16-16, 12:06 PM
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So let me get this straight. You paid top dollar for a Bianchi, and you want to make it look like a no-name Chinese frame that cost 15% of the price?
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Old 03-16-16, 12:09 PM
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It would look nice with some Santa Cruz decals once you remove the Bianchi ones.
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Old 03-16-16, 12:26 PM
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I believe Rustoleum has a nice matte black option...

Though in all seriousness the acetone suggestion above would be something to try (though if there is a clear coat, that will be removed from those areas on the frame as well).
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On reality TV, they use gaffer tape
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First thing I think of is that the bike is stolen.

At a minimum, removing the logo could void the warranty.
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Old 03-16-16, 01:45 PM
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"more money than brains" comes to mind . . . if you can afford a brand new carbon bianchi then you can afford to have it painted
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If you really want them gone, a satisfactory solution might be to go to a local sign shop - the kind that does stickers, logos, car striping, etc. They have sheets of very thin vinyl material and might have a matte black that you can use to cover the decals that might be OK. I got some scraps of black from a local shop that I've used, in a smaller way, to cover things on a bike frame I had. It looked OK.
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Single-speed/fixed-gear guys are experts at this kind of stuff.

I would post in the SSFG forum.
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Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
My matt black Caad10 had some gold lettering that I didn't care for when I got the bike and it all came off easily with acetone. I would try a small spot somewhere not so noticeable by pouring some acetone on a washcloth and lightly rubbing the white area, you'll know right away if it'll come off. I would stress light pressure and keep the cloth wet. As soon as you've removed the white, wash the area with Dawn dish soap to neutralize the acetone and that's it. Also, don't use the wife's nail polish remover, go to the auto parts store and get the good stuff. I'd start with the small lettering on the inside of the fork just in case.

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Alloy and carbon are completely different. Don't use acetone on carbon
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Yer hosed. Those logos ain't coming off without a fight.
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But what are you planning to do about that rug?
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But what are you planning to do about that rug?
Don't worry about that. The 70s called, they want it back and they are coming to pick it up tomorrow.
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but what are you planning to do about that rug?
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The solution is right there in the picture - just rub it against the wicker coffee table...or is that a hot air balloon?
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I want to give advice but im that guy that shows up with black and white checker duct tape all over my bike.
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I want to give advice but im that guy that shows up with black and white checker duct tape all over my bike.
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The solution is right there in the picture - just rub it against the wicker coffee table...or is that a hot air balloon?
Neither; he's just happy to see you...
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Get some white-out correction fluid. Connect all of the letters' edges together, anywhere you can draw a straight line. Bianchi will no longer be a word/logo on your bike.. ergo, it is removed.
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