Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

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Look565wong
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Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby Look565wong » Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:37 pm

Hi there,

It's probably been covered before but I'm too lazy to search it. :mrgreen:

Does anyone have any good tips in removing graphic decor on carbon rims without damaging the carbon of course.
The graphics are transfers rather than sticky vinyls.
I have tried scrapping a small part off with a blade & it works but it takes too long & scratches the lacquer which is not ideal.

So any suggestion welcome!

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Chung

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smidsy
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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby smidsy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 08:56 am

Well I could tell you IF I was not so lazy. :-)
Yellow is the new Black.

Look565wong
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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby Look565wong » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:30 pm

Anyone out there with good suggestions.......please!

Thanks

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smidsy
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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby smidsy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:39 pm

Use the search!
Yellow is the new Black.

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sungod
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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby sungod » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:44 pm

depends on the materials

try acetone - wear gloves, it's readily absorbed through the skin and is not good for you

test a small area first to check the lacquer isn't affected
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

Look565wong
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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby Look565wong » Sun Jan 06, 2013 18:55 pm

Thanks Sungod!

I shall follow your recommendation & give it a try.

Much appreciated!

Chung

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Re: Removing Carbon wheels decor.......

Postby Yossie » Sun Jan 06, 2013 19:27 pm

No problem at all - I'm always more than happy to spend the time to help.

Anything else you need please don't hesitate to drop a mail or post here anytime.

Have a great evening.

Kindest regards

Y
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