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 Post subject: Re: Next up: Decals!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:02 pm 
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ChuckO wrote:
I've ordered the NOS decals from ebay. The thermoplastic surface seems fairly slick, and I'd like to avoid having the decals flake off after only a short time. Does anyone have any tips/tricks to get the maximum life out of these decals?

Thanks...


Well, you could make a cut out of some bike shield stuff, basically a thick rubbery plastic with glue on one side. Cut it out so that it follows and overlaps your stickers slightly, and they would stay protected, whilst not looking too off.

I dont know how bike shield is sold nowadays, but when i purchased some, years ago, you got a big sheat, and could cut out your own bits from it. lately ive only seen ready cut sets, like for cable rub spots, and the chainstay.

But this type of protective rubber/plastic/thingy, should also be available at motorbike shops etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Get them Thermoplastic stunner's into this months BOTM guys

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:17 pm 
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You can buy some stuff called copter tape on ebay that comes in sheets guys...real tough and hardearing but almost invisible when applied.


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 Post subject: Re: Next up: Decals!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Thanks Grimm & MM... will check those out. Sounds like the stuff I used on my skis back in the day...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:18 am 
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OK, after installing my cable guide and contemplating it for a while, it occurred to me that it routed the cable in an somewhat unnatural way, which looked odd when compared with the rear deraillleur cable on the other side of the wheel. So, back to the drill press, hacksaw, and files...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:48 am 
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looks better, would be cool, if anodized, just for a funky look, but still job well done.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:40 am 
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Nice, maybe abit too thick, but polish that baby up to fit the seatstay finish and it will look less intrusive. Nicely done.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Gts roule all of them they always leave you with happy days :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:31 pm 
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the STS/LTS models are still my favourite best looking mountainbike.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:33 am 
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Woo Hoo!!!! :D :D :D

My 'as new' GT STS-2 just came in the post today packed into a box like a puzzle.
Only about 100k on the thing and not even a scratch, like it came out of the shop a week ago.
Has full original spec but I'm replacing the wheels for new Mavics and the judy's for Fournales crosslinks.

Pics up soon...


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