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Decal removal(10 posts)

Decal removalAndante
Feb 18, 2002 9:05 AM
I have a 1980's bike that has all the Decals half worn off. I really can not find an edge to simply peel the remainer off. I tried a plastic wool scrubbie thing with no success. How do I get the remainer of these decals off so my frame does not look so moth-eaten? The paint on the bike is still good, and will look sharp when the fragments are removed. HELP!!!
re: Decal removalDD
Feb 18, 2002 9:09 AM
nail polish remover
re: Decal removalmaximum15
Feb 18, 2002 9:41 AM
Nail polish remover usually contains acetone, which would damage the paint. Right?
re: Decal removalDD
Feb 18, 2002 9:44 AM
plain acetone would work too
Avoiding paint damage?Andante
Feb 18, 2002 9:59 AM
Will this damage the paint? Acetone/ nali polish remover are paint thinners/removers.
re: Decal removalIAM
Feb 18, 2002 10:11 AM
I think the acetone would work safely, as the paint should be baked and hardened and wouldn't be hurt, you could do a test on the paint with a tiny amount on a rag below the BB.

If you don't trust this 3M makes a product that I think is called automotive adhesive remover tor removing decals and stick on trim on cars, that won't hurt the paint. Ask for it a an auto parts retailer.

One other thing, the paint will have probably faded everywhere except where the decals are.

Good luck
The product is called...KEN2
Feb 18, 2002 11:23 AM
"Sticker Shock"
re: Decal removalJerryZ
Feb 18, 2002 10:31 AM
Just take a blowdryer and heat the decal; when it gets warm enough, you should be able to slowly peel it off. I've done several decals this way; it works.
Jerry
I vote for this one - thanks for the tipterry b
Feb 18, 2002 5:32 PM
have the same project going on. nice to be able to do it without chemicals. they came right off
(nm) 3M General Purpose Adhesive CleanerWolfgang
Feb 18, 2002 5:03 PM