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Offline Chris K

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Removing Decals under the clear coat
« on: November 25, 2010, 07:17:27 PM »
Anyone have any tips for removing decals that are under the clear coat?
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Re: Removing Decals under the clear coat
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 08:08:44 PM »
Suck it up and rock the Pink!

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Re: Removing Decals under the clear coat
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 08:11:57 PM »
lol, i might have to...
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Re: Removing Decals under the clear coat
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 08:38:44 PM »
i tried it once using acetone and lightly rubbing over the decal area until the clear was gone and i reached the decal. I will say while its possible i was unhappy with the finished product. it dulls the finish around the area and in my case you could see the outline of the decal as the paint below was newer and not faded. i then used rubbing compound to smooth out the difference in the surrounding finish ,then waxed the snot out of it to make it match the rest of the bike. then when i was finished with all that i took the bike apart and dropped it off at the powder coater along with $80 bucks and it now looks awesome. lol

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Re: Removing Decals under the clear coat
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 08:48:43 PM »
I actually just read another thread mentioning the powder coating,but they dip the bike and this one has a carbon fiber seat stay so I dont think that is an option either, unless they have a way around that.
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