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Old April 27th 04, 10:15 AM
Nige
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Has anybody tried to remove the decals on an aluminium trek? I ask
because my bike is a great fit and ride, but the decals are a bit of
an eyesore. I guess I could have the frame resprayed, although as an
interim measure I was wondering about peeling one or two of them off.
I've tested the edge of one and it appears to come up quite easily
although it then seems to leave a step in the lacquer. But I think a
step would be better than the decals. Don't really want to end up with
partly removed decals though, so do you reckon I will be able to
remove the whole thing? Or best to just leave them alone? Thanks.
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Old April 27th 04, 05:54 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Nige wrote:

Has anybody tried to remove the decals on an aluminium trek? I ask
because my bike is a great fit and ride, but the decals are a bit of
an eyesore. I guess I could have the frame resprayed, although as an
interim measure I was wondering about peeling one or two of them off.
I've tested the edge of one and it appears to come up quite easily
although it then seems to leave a step in the lacquer. But I think a
step would be better than the decals. Don't really want to end up with
partly removed decals though, so do you reckon I will be able to
remove the whole thing? Or best to just leave them alone? Thanks.


If you can afford 60UKP, have the frame resprayed without decals?
Aluminium is no problem although some sprayers are wary of bonded frames
because of the stoving process.
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Old April 28th 04, 02:38 AM
A Muzi
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Nige wrote:
Has anybody tried to remove the decals on an aluminium trek? I ask
because my bike is a great fit and ride, but the decals are a bit of
an eyesore. I guess I could have the frame resprayed, although as an
interim measure I was wondering about peeling one or two of them off.
I've tested the edge of one and it appears to come up quite easily
although it then seems to leave a step in the lacquer. But I think a
step would be better than the decals. Don't really want to end up with
partly removed decals though, so do you reckon I will be able to
remove the whole thing? Or best to just leave them alone? Thanks.


When the paint was fresh, the decals were applied and then
the clear was shot over them.

So if you can peel them up, fine. You may need to finish
that job with some 400 paper. Use a circular motion and keep
the work area wet ( I use sponge and warm water) as you sand
through the decal. Take care not to remove the color coat
below them.

Then smooth in the edges with wet 600 paper where the clear
ends and shoot clear across the bare area to restore a
uniform gloss.

Alternately, messengers use black duct tape over decals.
That works, too.

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Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org
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