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    rim sticker removal

    Just peeled off the decals on my Flows for my new EMD build...feels so liberating! Wish I had an I phone to share...not sure if I can uploud pics from a cell phone onto a Samsung tablet...just take my word for it...sweet!
    Only if I got paid to hang out in my garage and tweak on my bikes...

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    Did the same with my crests...gawdy looking glad I took them off

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    I kinda like the stickers on my Charger Comps, but I wouldn't mind taking them off in favor of some graffiti or something cool. Seems like the stickers are just going to peel off eventually anyway.

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    I pulled the "WTB Fequency" stickers off my rims not long ago. It made the whole bike go from the Nascar look to stealth!
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man View Post
    I pulled the "WTB Fequency" stickers off my rims not long ago. It made the whole bike go from the Nascar look to stealth!
    Did the same. Then proceeded to spend a week with mineral spirits/WD4O/laquer thinner/gasoline getting the damn adhesive off.

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    LOL That sux. Mine peeled off pretty clean. Only had to touch up a couple spots where the adhesive stayed behind, but nbd
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    Did the same. Then proceeded to spend a week with mineral spirits/WD4O/laquer thinner/gasoline getting the damn adhesive off.
    Next time give acetone a try.

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    Yeah I peeled my Flow's right out of the box. Never worried about the adhesive in a couple spots

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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    Did the same. Then proceeded to spend a week with mineral spirits/WD4O/laquer thinner/gasoline getting the damn adhesive off.
    Goo Gone works and is not a harsh chemical like everything else you tried.
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    I peeled mine, but only after I washed the wheels and used some hot water to soften the adhesive. Heat them up and they release real clean!
    Todd :thumbsup:

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    I peeled the stickers off my rovals and then realized that they painted a red wedge on the rims. They look terrible and I'm gonna sell them because of it.

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    hair dryer & goo-gone...took less than an hour. Stan's makes a great product, but some way ugly-ass logos...in my opinion. I did the same with the upper Rock Shox decals
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    It's funny. I'm usually not the type to peel stickers. I like the components I choose and like to show them off. The exception came this week before seeing this thread. I have a bike with a flat black paint job and glossy black logos. Now I have all black rims to match. I wish I had done it months ago. Now I'm thinking about pulling of the Fox stickers too.

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    any advice on how to do this with american classic wheels? They seem to have some kind of clear coat over the decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash29r View Post
    Goo Gone works and is not a harsh chemical like everything else you tried.
    Yes, Goo Gone is good stuff and not harsh chemicals!

    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    I peeled mine, but only after I washed the wheels and used some hot water to soften the adhesive. Heat them up and they release real clean!
    That helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Badassbassangler View Post
    Just peeled off the decals on my Flows for my new EMD build...feels so liberating! Wish I had an I phone to share...not sure if I can uploud pics from a cell phone onto a Samsung tablet...just take my word for it...sweet!
    Pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by time229er View Post
    hair dryer & goo-gone...took less than an hour. Stan's makes a great product, but some way ugly-ass logos...in my opinion. I did the same with the upper Rock Shox decals
    Yep, me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    It's funny. I'm usually not the type to peel stickers. I like the components I choose and like to show them off. The exception came this week before seeing this thread. I have a bike with a flat black paint job and glossy black logos. Now I have all black rims to match. I wish I had done it months ago. Now I'm thinking about pulling of the Fox stickers too.
    Do it!

    I peel almost every sticker off, I only leave the one Rockshox sticker on my forks, but all the wheel stickers come off and all frame stickers that aren't under the clear coat.
    Get off the couch and ride! :)

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    I can't imagine why Sun-RinglÚ does this. There were 3 of these stickers, every 120 degrees. [shudders] I peeled them off immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    I can't imagine why Sun-RinglÚ does this. There were 3 of these stickers, every 120 degrees. [shudders] I peeled them off immediately.

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    i bet these look SSIICCKK stickerless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoNin9r View Post
    i bet these look SSIICCKK stickerless.
    Thanks. Yeah, they really complement the frame.

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    wish they still made them in cammo

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    mikesee was the exclusive source for the urban camo 29" rims. I'm not sure if he has any left or not.

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    Those are really cool looking....
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    Quote Originally Posted by car_nut View Post
    Did the same. Then proceeded to spend a week with mineral spirits/WD4O/laquer thinner/gasoline getting the damn adhesive off.
    cigarette lighter fluid or naphtha work well when removing sticker goo.

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    this thread is worthless without pics
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    I actually added stickers to my rims. I like NASCAR.

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    Ugh anyone have any tips, the stickers on my bikes rims are a pain! You can not just "peel" them off. Ive tried, they just rip and only the top layer rips off so you are left with a big ugly white sticker. I used a butter knife and goo gone to scrape the one off, (didn't scratch anything thankfully) but it took nearly an hour.

    I may need to go steal the girl friends blow dryer.

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    Hair dryer is a good idea. Heat weakens most adhesives. Use a plastic scraper or putty knife to remove...
    Todd :thumbsup:

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    Use a heat gun instead of a hair dryer if you can.

    Also, Goof Off is an Acetone substance which is good for cleaning the goop left over, you can get it in aerosol which makes it really easy to use.
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    I did mine now can't remember what brand they are ???????

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