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 Post subject: Blacking out
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I'd like to black out some components which have logos that are laser etched onto them. I've managed to remove the decals which are on top the surface of the bars/stem with acetone but the etched parts, top cap and headset crown race cap have logos Id like to tone down.

I just wondered if anyone had any tips.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:29 pm 
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I've used either a sharpie marker or touch-up paint from the auto store.

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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Cheers for taking then time to reply. I was thinking something along those lines. I take it you just paint over the desired area then wipe the excess off leaving the logo area blacked. I was hoping the paint would adhere to the etched area? I planned on trying it out on some old parts first.


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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:49 pm 
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I've tried a Sharpie on a few different components, but the ink turns out shinier than the components, even when dry. It also has a slightly purplish tint. Doesn't look good. Maybe a different brand of marker would look better, but I haven't found one.

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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Aye, I noticed a similar purple tinge on some embroidered lettering I tried to hide on be saddle I have. I do fancy giving the paint a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:29 am 
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you could send it off to get powdercoated...

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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
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Buy a airbrush and some frisk, and get busy!

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 Post subject: Re: Blacking out
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:10 am 
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I'm looking to do this aswell on a headset/topcap, and on a Extralite Stem. Let me now how it goes.


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