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removing painted logo from black seat post

Old 03-06-08, 09:17 AM
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removing painted logo from black seat post

Will rubbing alcohol dissolve the white painted on logos on black seat posts and bars without damaging the color and sheen of the black itself? I've got an Easton seat post and bars, and the logos peeking out of the frame just make visual noise. Is there a tip that does not involve repainting the post?
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Old 03-06-08, 09:20 AM
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And what's the best method for removing this logo?

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Old 03-06-08, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
And what's the best method for removing this logo?

steel wool.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:28 AM
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Had a similar Kalloy, I think the logo came off using my fingernails.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:31 AM
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I've been riding one with the same lame logo (upside down no less) no 4 or 5 months. This thread just reminded me I should scrape it off. Thanks.
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I'm guessing steel wool would not be kind the black paint though?
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As long as it's not laser etched. Nail polish remover is what works the best. Nail polish remover and cotton balls. Doesn't leave scratches like steel wool. Remember to wash off the nail polish remover and wipe it down after removing logo.
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Old 03-06-08, 09:43 AM
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I have a bottle of cheap extra strength nail polish remover from my local drug store just for this purpose. FYI, it also removes the painted decals on many diecast cars.
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Originally Posted by BradBB View Post
I'm guessing steel wool would not be kind the black paint though?
you wouldn't use steel wool on the black post, his reply was just for the stem
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Originally Posted by camashtorcal View Post
As long as it's not laser etched. Nail polish remover is what works the best. Nail polish remover and cotton balls. Doesn't leave scratches like steel wool. Remember to wash off the nail polish remover and wipe it down after removing logo.
This definately works, I have removed logos on 1 purple kalloy seatpost and and both blue and purple handlebars with no problems

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Old 03-06-08, 11:41 AM
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Acetone or mineral spirits have removed pretty much everything. There is a Super Goo-Gone that also works pretty well.
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Originally Posted by Zombie Carl View Post
I've been riding one with the same lame logo (upside down no less) no 4 or 5 months. This thread just reminded me I should scrape it off. Thanks.
haha yeah i'm probably gonna pop my kalloy stem (identical to that one, except ultra long) on my whip real soon for my brakeless / long stem setup--it's awesome for skids cause you can throw your weight so far forward.
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I've also had good luck going over logos like that lightly with a razor blade. I did it on bulletproof cranks, and it didn't harm the anodization. Be careful.I'm not sure how Easton paints their stuff, but from what I've seen I think it's different than this. This method would almost certainly work for the kalloy (actually, I used it on a Kalloy seatpost as well now that I think of it).
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