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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:56 pm
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Hi,

New to this forum, looks like some good info on here regarding more classic bikes (who needs carbon...).

My question- I have two turbo saddles, one new re-released one and an old SLG from 1991. I want to have a sealth look on the new one by either removing all the 'turbo' logos or painting over it. The reason for this is I always liked L Armstrongs plain Concour and it will also make it harder to tell it's a new Turbo.

Has anyone tried painting a saddle, if so what is best durability wise? The decals seem pretty hard to get off, has anyone got any tips?

Thanks for any help,

Tim.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:38 am 
Retro Guru

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From what I remember Turbos always had writing on them so covering it up won't make it look more original. I think it would be very difficult to do without looking a mess and drawing attention to the fact you've tried to hide something.

Lance's plain saddle was presumably to satisfy his team sponsors who weren't San Marco.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:44 pm 
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maybe with some sort of solvent (I don't know which one sorry) and lots of elbow grease/rubbing you can rub them off, I would guess painting it would look terrible


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ok, thanks for the advice.
Tim


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:45 pm 
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I've found that DIY cleaning wipes, used for paintbrushes etc contain a solvent that's pretty good for removing painted-on logos / transfer prints.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:40 pm 
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I took a printed corratec logo off a selle italia saddle with some methylated spirits on a rag , it did not affect the black "leather" at all


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