Removing Decals

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Removing Decals

Postby jsfarmer » July 31st, 2012, 11:48 am

While the Flo logos are rather nice, I'm a no labels guy. Unfortunately after removing the labels it left some adhesive residue on the wheels. While removing the adhesive i found out what NOT to use on the left over adhesive.

Just a warning, don't use acetone or Goo-gone to remove the adhesive, it will remove the anodizing on the brake track. I didn't do it much, but it WAS repeatable. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with the product but didn't want anyone else to find out the hard way.

Suggestions on what to use for other folks?
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Re: Removing Decals

Postby Chris Thornham » August 3rd, 2012, 8:32 am

Let me send a note to our sticker guy to see what he recommends. I'll post back when I get an answer from him.

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Re: Removing Decals

Postby Forsey » December 18th, 2012, 10:19 am

Chris Thornham wrote:Let me send a note to our sticker guy to see what he recommends. I'll post back when I get an answer from him.

Take care,

Chris, did you ever get a response from your sticker guy as I have purchased a new bike and will be looking at changing the colours on my wheels. Thanks, Todd.
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Re: Removing Decals

Postby Chris Thornham » December 23rd, 2012, 8:14 pm

I spoke with him and he mentioned Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and acetone. MEK is REALLY REALLY strong and unless you've got some serious ventilation gear I wouldn't recommend it. You had a problem with acetone so I'd just recommend windex and some elbow grease. Not the easiest solution but anything oily like goo-gone could stain the carbon.

Let me know if that works.
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Re: Removing Decals

Postby Leeboy » December 27th, 2012, 10:14 am

In the past i have used good old fashioned furniture polish.

Spray it on nice and thick leave to soak in then remove....maybe use a plastic scraper of some sort but they should come off with ease.

I still use it for the goo sticky numbers leave on my shiny helmet.

Regards

Leigh.
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Re: Removing Decals

Postby PsychoMike » March 8th, 2013, 12:25 pm

Chris Thornham wrote:I spoke with him and he mentioned Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and acetone. MEK is REALLY REALLY strong and unless you've got some serious ventilation gear I wouldn't recommend it.


I would definitely stay away from MEK. As Chris mentions, it's a bad chemical unless you have really good ventilation (and even then, respiratory protection should be considered)...there have been a lot of recent deaths in the US from contractors using MEK to work on bathtubs or where ventilation hasn't been great.
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