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Logo Delete?

Old 09-26-15, 10:11 PM
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Logo Delete?

Not a specific question but I'd like to hear what works and what doesn't on actual logo deletes for actual parts.

Have you deleted the Nitto logo on a stem? Have you removed the H PLUS SON or Mavic lettering from a wheel? Have you removed the DuraAce or Sugino lettering from a crankset? Have you eliminated the giant SRAM lettering they tend to put on all their parts?

What did you use? Polish, paint, acetone or sharpie? How long did it take? Challenges - paint adhesion on various surfaces, color match, burned both eye sockets with paint stripper and now permanently blind? How much effort went into it and was it worth it for you? F'd it up and wish you hadn't?

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Old 09-26-15, 11:13 PM
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Removed the S80 and the frog from this wheel. Was a lot of work. I had to peel some stickers off.

Kidding aside, it really depends on what type of finish that you are working with.
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Old 09-26-15, 11:27 PM
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A Clorox wipe went right through the print on my old Exage parts. Hopefully it won't be that easy for most things.
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Old 09-26-15, 11:52 PM
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I used paint remover/stripper to remove the decals on my chrome Pista and the powdercoating off my Velocity wheels. I used a brand called Jasco from Home Depot (small can goes far). The stuff is strong and you just apply the gel with a paintbrush and let it sit for for awhile. When the clearcoat/paint starts bubbling up, use a PLASTIC scraper. It took about 4-5 coats on both the frame and wheels. I was impatient and would let it sit for about 30 min before scraping...you might have better results by leaving it on longer (won't waste as much).

The decals are more of a pain because you have to cut through the clearcoat. The whole process took a few hours. The powdercoating strips off easily and falls off like a slimy/wet plastic. I would then finish with odorless mineral sprites.

Both the wheels and the frame turned out perfect. The clearcoat on the frame had a lot of scratches/use but now looks smooth/brand new.

You need to use thick rubber gloves, preferably long sleeves, and goggles. The stuff will sometimes fly around when applying it with a paint brush.

Two recommendations if I do it over.
-Buy multiple sets of rubber gloves. The stuff will eat through gloves.
-Lay a LOT of newspaper/plastic down so the stuff doesn't get everywhere. It's still a pain to clean up though.

I've seen some pictures of people doing it in their bathtub...I would not recommend that. I would advise doing it outdoors on a breezy day because of the chemical smell.
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I've de-stickered rims by peeling and cleaning the sticky with acetone.

I've wiped out pad-printed component logos, some with acetone, some I had to take it up a notch and hit it with MEK.
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One should never remove a nitto logo.
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I've seen some pictures of people doing it in their bathtub...I would not recommend that. I would advise doing it outdoors on a breezy day because of the chemical smell.
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1. Laser etched logo on stems. Sanded it off and polished the stem. Good result.
2. H+Son logos (decals) on rims. Acetone and lots of elbow grease. Excellent result.
3. Painted logo on an anodized stem. Razor blade at extreme angle. Left no scratches.
4. Tire logos (hot patches) removed with fine sandpaper. Excellent result.
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Originally Posted by Regulatori View Post
I used paint remover/stripper to remove the decals on my chrome Pista and the powdercoating off my Velocity wheels.

The decals are more of a pain because you have to cut through the clearcoat.

The clearcoat on the frame had a lot of scratches/use but now looks smooth/brand new.
You stripped the frame down to the metal and then clear coated it? I'm wondering how much it would cost to have a bike frame chrome plated?



Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I've de-stickered rims by peeling and cleaning the sticky with acetone.

I've wiped out pad-printed component logos, some with acetone, some I had to take it up a notch and hit it with MEK.
Tried acetone on some Shimano pedals. The coating on the pedal started to come off but it had zero effect on the Shimano logo.
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