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 Post subject: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:05 am 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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any ideas on how to remove decals from a frame? Bringing it to the powdercoater tomorrow, but they wanted a frame whitout decals for some reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:46 am 
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Lighter fluid works for me or nail polish remover (the wifes of course!)


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:49 am 
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You sure its the wives? ;-)
Thanks for your quick reply! Does this method effect the coat at all? This frame gets a fresh colour, so its not a problem. But interested to know what the best way is if you want to save the original paint


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:57 am 
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Lighter fluid worked for me on my Saracen without damaging the paint work.

It also gets rid of the all the bits left over too...


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:04 am 
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Not damaged the paint in my experience...also before you take the decal off a blast with a hot hairdryer helps loosen things up too (the wifes hairdryer too as these days I'm slightly folically challenged!)


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:33 am 
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Wookiee, you make me laugh! :-)

Thanks for the tips guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:34 am 
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A jet wash worked on my 1992 avalanche , only wanted the mud off :(


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
Not damaged the paint in my experience...also before you take the decal off a blast with a hot hairdryer helps loosen things up too (the wifes hairdryer too as these days I'm slightly folically challenged!)


+ 1 with the wifes hairdrayer :D


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:41 pm 
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yup hairdyer


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 Post subject: Re: Removing decals?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:48 pm 
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I'd be careful with nail varnish remover as it can remove the laquer.
Hairdryer is good, so is petrol especially for getting the reminants off.


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