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    Removing KM Decals..

    So I am building up an all black 2012 Fat front KM and want to replace the White SURLY decals with the Black decal kit. Not really sure how to remove them without damaging the frame..

    Fairly confident that a thread already exists, but having a little trouble locating.

    Many Thanks In Advance!

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    I remember reading about it but I'm not sure where it was. I think people suggested using an old credit card to scrape them off. It might be on the Surly website actually, you might want to check there.

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    A hairdryer or heat gun to apply heat, then remove with a soft rag.

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    Agreed on the credit card scraper. Takes some time, but you'll get them off. Hit the area with some nail polish remover when you're done to remove any residual adhesive.

    Although I like the sound of the heat gun method...

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    Duct tape worked to get the stickers off my Cross-Check

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    Goo be gone let it soak and peel or Heat gun/hair dryer works as well.

    Nail polish remover and paint Really? Yeah don't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokie View Post
    Goo be gone let it soak and peel or Heat gun/hair dryer works as well.

    Nail polish remover and paint Really? Yeah don't do that.
    It's powdercoat, not paint.

    I've done this to two Surly's without incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn View Post
    It's powdercoat, not paint.

    I've done this to two Surly's without incident.
    I was referring to the clear coat on top of the powder coating but after some research I realize that it's a straight powder cost process. Either way the acetone found in nail polish remove will diminish the finish on powder coat, and Surly doesn't clear coat on top of there decals so why bother chancing it. A hair dryer / heat gun is safer and easier anyway.

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    super easy

    I used a blow dryer. get the frame/existing decals hot and they come right off. I used a credit card type thing to scrap off. Any residual glue wiped right off with a bit of wd-40 on a cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    I used a blow dryer. get the frame/existing decals hot and they come right off. I used a credit card type thing to scrap off. Any residual glue wiped right off with a bit of wd-40 on a cloth.
    Agreed /thread.

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    In the past, large rocks, bike racks, and drunk hooligans have removed the stickers on my Surly frames.

    But I also recommend singing Merciful Fate tunes and summoning the demons of the underworld.

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    Hair dryer and an old Starbucks gift card as a scraper worked perfectly. Everything off in under 10 min.

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    Don't worry they will fall off soon enough. I loose a few letters every time I wash the bike
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    I just pulled them off with duct tape. Clean the area with alcohol, press tape onto decals and rip off quickly. The decals come off clean and in one piece.
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    I used electric tape to get them off. Super fast and easy and made me feel like I was the hair remover in 40 Year Old Virgin

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    If they are anything like the decals on my Troll, you can just spray them with a high pressure garden hose to remove them. If that doesn't work, take it to the car wash and use the high pressure wand. That will work for sure, but DO NOT SPRAY ANYWHERE NEAR ANY SEALS. I accidentally removed some of mine with the garden hose. Came off clean with no residue.

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