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Old 07-07-08, 10:04 AM
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Fire to remove decals?

I just thought of this as a possibility for removing decals from
my unpainted Titanium bike. Has anyone done this?
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It'll be all funny colors when you're done..
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Fire bad.

If unpainted means its bare metal with stickers, just peel them off. Use a rag or green scotch pad wet with either WD-40 or goof off. They'll take off the residue behind the sticker and soften up the sticker itself to peel off easier. It'd be fine then but a little metal polish would do wonders to bring out the shine.
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
I just thought of this as a possibility for removing decals from
my unpainted Titanium bike. Has anyone done this?
Seems a bit.....extreme.

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Originally Posted by Industrial View Post
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I think this pic answers my question best.

I'll just use a hairdryer and razorblade like I've done on some other decals.
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hot hairdryer as you peel off then acetone/nail varnish remover to remove any sticky residue
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Floss works well too, then use rubbing alcohol to remove the remnants
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Nothing extreme needed. Either a simple hair dryer, or a heat gun on low setting (and more care). Then alcohol or goo-gone. Then fine steel wool.
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Fire only works on CF frames.
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Fire only works on CF frames.
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Only if you want to temper the metal and make it brittle.
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Originally Posted by absolutealex View Post
Floss works well too, then use rubbing alcohol to remove the remnants
Alcohol, acetone, water all do a lousy job on pressure adhesive. WD-40 leaves lubricant that can attract dust and make your frame look like a 1926 Massy-Ferguson. Mineral spirits...either odorless or regular...works best, evaporates quickly and doesn't leave a residue. Get it at your local hardware store. Good for cleaning chains too.
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Peel them off and remove the residue with Goo Gone. Or hell, it's your bike...light it up.
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These work great to freshen up a brushed titanium frame. 3M scouring pad, 1 pad does a whole frame in about half an hour. Frame looks like new afterward
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