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    De-blinging my Turner

    My Turner O2 came with a mirror-finished downtube sticker. It had a kind of "Rock-Star, Retro, Bling" look to it, and I quite liked how it looked.



    Over the years, though, the edges started to come up and every time I washed the bike, they'd pull back more and started to look crappy. I thought it was about time to clean this up, so here's how I de-blinged it:

    1. Remove old stickers and clean up leftover adhesive with Goof Off or 3M Adhesive Remover:




    2. Clean up downtube with automotive polish (Meguire's Show Car Glaze)



    3. Put on new stickers



    4. Take picture of your work



    5. Go for a ride!



    The replacement stickers from Turner aren't too expensive ($10) and the whole job took about 20 minutes. So there you go!

    Schmed
    2001 Turner O2 XC
    2012 IndyFab Planet Cross CX
    2013 Kona Raijin SS
    2016 Scott Big Jon

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    Nice work, looking good.

    I finally pulled off both of my downtube stickers today while cleaning my bike after a weekends riding. Both sides had started to peel off in multiple places after only 8 months on my DW Spot. In each case it was the 'points' of the characters that had come away, indicating that it was the weekly cleaning that UK bikes need, that had caused it (my bike looks like your first picture after most rides).

    I haven't decided yet, whether to replace them. The orginals were grey on an Iron Glimmer frame.

    btw: what do you have zip tied to your saddle rails in picture 4?

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    That's what was happening to mine (the points were coming up)

    That thing zip tied to my seat is a helmet cam - I attempted to video our recent ride, but my shorts too up most of the video! Doh!

    Schmed
    2001 Turner O2 XC
    2012 IndyFab Planet Cross CX
    2013 Kona Raijin SS
    2016 Scott Big Jon

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