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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi there!

Just got me a GT STS, with the complimentary faded/peeling stickers :facepalm: .
I need advise, how to remove the stickers without damaging the Themoplastic/carbon frame?
Concerned that a hairdryer would get to warm :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:33 am 
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Never mind. I managed to do it without any damage :D

I carefully used a small plastic scraper (a ruler actually) at the right angle and some very light pressure, and it worked.
BUT - I wouldn't recommend this technique to anyone not used to scraping. :!:
Using the wrong scraper material or the wrong angle, it would easy do some permanent damage.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:00 am 
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Being as they were STS decals, I'd have thought that just staring at them for a couple of minutes or leaving them out in a light breeze would have been enough to have got them off! ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:31 am 
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:lol: Yes, you are definitely right. How come I didn't think about that? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:53 pm 
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If they are peeling already, try WD40 and then brute force and fingernails. WD40 is great at removing sticker residue of cd covers, so why not on frames. Safe on carbon I believe.


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