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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:00 am 
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The COSMIC decals on my Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR's have started to look a bit tatty at the edges, and I can't say I've ever been entirely happy with them anyway, they're a little bit ott for me. What would be the best way to remove these decals without damaging the wheel? I've used a warm hairdryer for this sort of thing in the past except that was removing them from metal which can easily take the heat. I've seen quite a few of these without decals but they might be earlier versions with none to start with.
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Don't be to afraid ;)

The warmth of the hairdryer will not do much to the carbon of the rims. Heat the stickers, one at a time, and then peel them back and pull slowly and gently. remove sticker residue with some white spirit.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:02 pm 
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I took the decals off of my Cosmics, and it wasn't that bad of a project.

The decals came off in two layers, and after I peeled the top layer off, I used Goo-Gone to remove the residue. I also used a plastic scraper, to speed up the process. No scratches in the carbon, and the look pretty good all black!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:40 pm 
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I have used carbo lift for removing decals. It works well for that purpose.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:02 am 
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Great! Thanks for the answers :thumbup:

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