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    Remove Adds From Bike?

    Is there some way to remove the brand names from a bike frame without messing up the paint/protective coating on the frame? My bike has huge brandnames/adds all over it and as much as I love it, I don't really like being an add on wheels.

    Come to think of it, the company would probably appreciate it if I took their name of my bike.

    It seems like the lettering is put on after the paint...

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    Sometimes are adhered above the clearcoat, sometimes they're adhered under. If its the former you're in luck, and if its the later.. you have to live with it.

    So if you can catch a fingernail on the corner they'll come off. If this is the case you can warm it up with a hair dryer to loosen the glue, peal off the sticker, then remove the residue with WD40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpstumper
    Is there some way to remove the brand names from a bike frame without messing up the paint/protective coating on the frame? My bike has huge brandnames/adds all over it and as much as I love it, I don't really like being an add on wheels.

    Come to think of it, the company would probably appreciate it if I took their name of my bike.

    It seems like the lettering is put on after the paint...

    I agree with Locoman about the decals being put on before and after the clearcoat. If they were put on after the clearcoat then you can heat them up with a hair dryer and peel them off, but if they were put on before the clearcoat then I'm afraid you are SOL.
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    "Ad" short for advertisement. "Add" if you add 1 + 1 you get two. :-)

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    or you could do what i did which was wetsand the entire bike to take off all the clear and the paint and stickers, then have the bike professionally custom painted
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    That

    I would imagine it costs a dollar or two to have it painted.
    How much are we talkin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpstumper
    I would imagine it costs a dollar or two to have it painted.
    How much are we talkin'?
    Do it yourself, it is time consuming, but very easy. I've painted many frames over the years using basically this same technique. If done right, it can look extremely nice and stand up to a lot.

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