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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Hi guys I have recently gotten hold of a 94 gt Zaskar in aqua blue.
All sounds good so far!
The previous owner has put some shimano and random decals on the seat tube and at the bottom of the seat stays are.
How can I remove them with out removing the blue ano too?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Heat with a hair dryer to soften the glue then peel off?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Would that work ok with coloured ano?

I know it does with clear but would it lighten the area where the decal is?
Or am I being too cautious with this!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:37 pm 
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If anything it will be darker as the rest of the frame will have faded.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 pm 
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I have absolutely no idea what so ever. You could always try it on the underside of the bb first where no one will notice if the heat discolours it a bit.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:29 pm 
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A blowtorch will damage it. As will boiling water over a period of time.
I'm not sure about a hairdryer, I wouldn't expect it to though, especially for the short time you'll be using it in small areas.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:44 pm 
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most stickers of a certain age will be solvent based adhesive - white spirit, a dab of unleaded, possibly (though unlikely) meths, may well soften the glue and remove the remaining adhesive. You could also try a paint thinners or solvents (cellulose thinners, humbrol, etc).

Though I'd say these are very unlikely to damage proper anno - as suggested above try on an inconspicuous area 1st - the wife's bike for example :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:11 am 
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Archemist wrote:
most stickers of a certain age will be solvent based adhesive - white spirit, a dab of unleaded, possibly (though unlikely) meths, may well soften the glue and remove the remaining adhesive. You could also try a paint thinners or solvents (cellulose thinners, humbrol, etc).

Though I'd say these are very unlikely to damage proper anno - as suggested above try on an inconspicuous area 1st - the wife's bike for example :wink:

GL :)


Now that is funny. Wife's bike. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:32 am 
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Would nail varnish remover soften the adhesive,or would that be to strong?


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