|decals - how to remove||wouter|
Jul 31, 2001 12:22 PM
|I just ordered a litespeed and would like to remove the yellow decal right away. Is there a good way to do this on a ti frame? Are there any solvents out there that work? Has anyone done this? What were the results?
|re: decals - how to remove||DAN BB|
Jul 31, 2001 12:55 PM
|I used nail polish remover followed by a citrus-based degreaser when I removed a decal from my Serotta Legend (high polish). One of the decals was damaged in a spill and I replaced it....worked perfectly.
Jul 31, 2001 1:18 PM
|I've never removed decals from a bike, but for adhesive removal in general, I use denatured alchohol. It dries fast and without residue. Be careful, though. It is very caustic and can hurt your skin. Wear gloves.|
|re: decals - how to remove||ak|
Jul 31, 2001 1:29 PM
|we use lighter fluid in the shop, works like a charm.|
|re: decals - how to remove||MikeC|
Jul 31, 2001 1:30 PM
|I removed the decals from a titanium frame with a hairdryer. It took a while to get them hot enough, but it did a great job. Just heat them up, and they'll either start to curl off by themselves, or you can scratch them off with a fingernail (don't use anything harder).
I now have a heat gun (basically a super hairdryer), and I removed the decals from a carbon fork the same way, but in 1/3 the time.
|thanks guys, that's a lot of ways||wouter|
Jul 31, 2001 4:06 PM
|I'll post in a few weeks how it went in trying to remove the big yellow decal. I will leave the vortex decal because it is not so obvious and attention getting. May be some of the smaller decals on seatpost etc will come off also.
Thanks, I look forward to the Vortex ($3,999 CO cyclist), expecially since my ride is now a 22 pd trek 1400, which is a fine bike, but based on reviews posted on this site I'll be blown away. I can't wait.
Based on reviews here I also had them change the DA BB out for an Ultegra BB. Of course, I'll still get the DA BB in a baggie on the side, since they cannot change out anything.
|re: decals - how to remove||Yellow|
Jul 31, 2001 4:36 PM
|I've enjoyed great success removing any adhesive material with Rosonol (spellcheck, please), the lighter fluid commonly used for Zippo. Comes in a yellow tin with a red spout.
It's gentle on the hands, not the strongest, but in my book, the safest. Be patient with it and let it soak a couple of rounds.
Jul 31, 2001 5:08 PM
|You can find it at an art store. It is used to reduce and clean up rubber cement.|
|I did the same thing. Try a hair dryer to warm the glue. nm||k mand|
Aug 1, 2001 9:42 AM