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Removing decals from 2000 Trek 5200(10 posts)

Removing decals from 2000 Trek 5200bdacaret
Feb 22, 2002 6:49 AM
Folks, I have a 2000 Trek 5200 with a pair of Ksyriums,..I took the stickers off the Ksyriums, but wanted get your input before trying to remove the decals off the frame. It appears there is clear coat over the stickers, but not sure. Is there a way to remove the stickers/decals without damaging the frame/paint?

Thanks a million!
re: Removing decals from 2000 Trek 5200notsure
Feb 22, 2002 7:03 AM
I have same bike and would not try myself. May also void the warrenty.
How did you remove decals from the ksyriums????BDBike
Feb 22, 2002 8:04 AM
How did you remove decals from the ksyriums????bdacaret
Feb 22, 2002 8:14 AM
took the stickers off the rims,...thats what I meant,..sorry bout that
How did you remove the ksyrium decals????BDBike
Feb 22, 2002 8:27 AM
Just wondering if you just pealed them off using a hairdryer or some kind of chemical or just pulled them off?
How did you remove the ksyrium decals????bdacaret
Feb 22, 2002 9:23 AM
just peeled em off, there is some residue left on the rim, I will wash if off the next time the bike gets washed,..the stickers came off really easy,..
re: Removing decals from 2000 Trek 5200mja
Feb 22, 2002 10:14 AM
Just removed some decals from a 2001 Fisher Big Sur. Hadn't planned to, but the decals on top tube were damaged in work stand. I went ahead and peeled them off, and then went on to peel the decals from seat tube and chainstays. (The latter had to be started with edge of a razor blade.)

There was indeed a clearcoat over the decals. Peeling them did not damage the underlying paint, but now edges of clearcoat are visible where edges of decals once were. Its not noticeable from a distance -- visible only to the rider. However, I suspect that most road bike owners would not be pleased with the resulting, essentially aesthetic, "damage" to the frame's finish.
voids warrantyKSC
Feb 22, 2002 10:41 AM
I'd check with Trek first, I read somewhere it voids warranty
THANKS EVERYONE!!! nmbdacaret
Feb 22, 2002 12:08 PM
I heard somewhere...Marlon
Feb 23, 2002 2:36 PM
...that one way to take off the decals is to *very* carefully use your fingernails to work through the clear coat, then peel off slowly... but it takes a lot of time.

I wouldn't bother. The wheel stickers on my Rolfs took long enough as it was!

- Marlon