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    removing Surly decals

    I just got a new Cross-check frame and I'd like to remove the decals. I've got some solvent that the auto parts store sells for removing stickers but I was wondering if anyone here has a method that would work better.

    I was going to email the Surly guys but I thought they might be insulted that I didn't like the decals.

    Also wondering why Surly hasn't put a brake cable hanger on the seatstays. The one that hangs off of the seat collar is kinda lame. It seems strange as the 1x1 has one of these hangers but the the Cross-check, which is intended for cantilever brakes, doesn't have it.

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    just peel them off dude
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    go to home depot

    and buy a cheap plastic putty knife and use it to scrape them off. worked on my steamroller a few years ago.

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    A pressure washer worked on my KM. I was surprised because I didn't intend it to happen. But once one of them came off they all had to come off.

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    First heat them with a blowdrier (for the wife's hair) and than peel them of slowly. Keeping the warm air on.
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    Derby!!!

    After a few times, they'll look like they should.


    Quote Originally Posted by turtlelite
    I just got a new Cross-check frame and I'd like to remove the decals. I've got some solvent that the auto parts store sells for removing stickers but I was wondering if anyone here has a method that would work better.

    I was going to email the Surly guys but I thought they might be insulted that I didn't like the decals.

    Also wondering why Surly hasn't put a brake cable hanger on the seatstays. The one that hangs off of the seat collar is kinda lame. It seems strange as the 1x1 has one of these hangers but the the Cross-check, which is intended for cantilever brakes, doesn't have it.

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    thanks, all

    Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like the hairdryer speeds things up alot. I can't believe how hot those things get. Makes me glad I'm not a lady. The putty knife is a good idea, better than digging the decals out from under my fingernails. I got the FFF decal off already.

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