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Question for Trek 5200 owners out there...(8 posts)

Question for Trek 5200 owners out there...K_Zero
Jul 19, 2003 1:45 PM
Does anyone know if the 5200 frame is clear coated underneath the decals? I want to take all the decals off the frame, but I wouldn't want to have the carbon fiber exposed if the frame is not coated where the stickers are.
re: Question for Trek 5200 owners out there...Rusty Coggs
Jul 19, 2003 4:13 PM
If it's painted,there is paint under the decals. Duno about natural carbon and clear coat.
Isn't there clearcoat covering the decals??newridr
Jul 19, 2003 6:32 PM
I don't own one, but a guy in my club does. If the decals are under the clearcoat, you're going to have a tough time getting them off without ruining your frame.

Why not live with them??
Hmm...well in that case I won't touch emK_Zero
Jul 19, 2003 6:49 PM
Just thought it would look cool to have all black bike...ya know, kinda stealthy.
Back to my original question....newridr
Jul 20, 2003 7:24 PM
Isn't there a clearcoat already on the frame that covers the decals. If you try and peel them off you will certainly do damage to the frame.

That's a big price to pay for stealthiness.
Back to my original question....K_Zero
Jul 20, 2003 7:36 PM
From the way the stickers look & feel, I don't think there's a clearcoat over them. But I sent an e-mail to Trek so I'll see what they say. I'll only consider taking the decals off if a) there's no clearcoat over them, and b) there is a clearcoat underneat the decals to prevent exposed carbon fiber.
re: Question for Trek 5200 owners out there...Drone 5200
Jul 19, 2003 7:43 PM
you can send it out and have it painted any color you wish. there was a post w/ comments on places that do this about a week ago. dont try it yourself
re: Question for Trek 5200 owners out there...sparklenuts
Jul 21, 2003 11:12 AM
taking stickers off voids the lifetime warranty.