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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Hi
Recently aquired some 2010 Fulcrum racing zero clinchers with the intention of removing the rim stickers. On close examination it appears that in one section the stickers cover the joint in the rim. The line of the joint is fairly easy to make out through the stickers. Has anyone removed Fulcrum stickers and uncovered this joint? - in short, what does it look like - an eyesore or barely visible? Photos really appreciated

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 9:12 pm 
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I removed the stickers, and never felt there was an issue.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:18 pm 
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If they are the same on my 09 racing 1s, then it is barely visible. You'd have to be really really searching for it to see it.

If you take off the stickers, I highly recommend getting a 3M pinstripe removal tool. Available at Napa, it's like $30, you chuck it into your drill and it takes off stickers, pinstriping, etc. Super quick and easy.

http://kustomaccessories.com/07498-3M-S ... ce=froogle


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:55 am 
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fireball05 wrote:
If you take off the stickers, I highly recommend getting a 3M pinstripe removal tool.

I've never heard of those before or seen them used, so I found a couple of demos at YouTube.
Using the 3M Stripe Off Wheel (eraser wheel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHKN5_UfDik
Using an erazer (eraser) wheel to remove stripes from a boat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbxq7qvCAXI
Removing vinyl pinstripe on Vanagon with eraser wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRLoGehgddE


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 5:18 am 
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Huh???

I have the '08 Zero's and simply peeled the stickers off with my fingers.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:57 am 
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Just peeled the stickers off - rim joint is barley visible as you said - thanks for the assistance.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 3:13 am 
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I removed the stickers on my Campy wheels and also not an issue with the rim joint.


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:29 pm 
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How did you guys remove the glue afterwards?


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:57 pm 
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I don't recall there being any glue to speak of. If there was, I probably used alcohol or acetone.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:54 am 
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hey dado I was thinking of doing exactly this to the same pair of wheels,
could you possibly post a few pics of the finished result with your bike so we can all see how it looks?
Is this for the BMC????


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:47 am 
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Zak wrote:
How did you guys remove the glue afterwards?

One of the best ways to remove sticker goo is to use an n-Heptane based product like Bestine Solvent & Thinner, un-du or "Borup Rense Benzin" as a Danish n-Heptane product is called.
It's much better than e.g. rubbing alchohol that just smear the residue around, where n-Heptane cuts it immediately, without damaging auto and bike paint finish. n-Heptane products are acid free and doesn't strip paint or melt plastic.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 3:11 pm 
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Hi Tarz
No problems - just waiting for the tyres and green Swisstops and they will be on the BMC very soon - will get you some pics ASAP
I used the orange-based citrus sticker remover to remove the few bits of residual sticker adhesive but acetone would have probably have been faster.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:03 pm 
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My sister owns a sign shop and we work with vinyl graphics and all sorts every day, we always use 3M adhesive remover and then clean with denatured alcohol. That wheel tool looks pretty cool, may give that a whirl.


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 2:02 am 
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boysa wrote:
Huh???

I have the '08 Zero's and simply peeled the stickers off with my fingers.


On my Racing 1s I tried just peeling them off by hand and had no luck. Switched to the 3M wheel and it made quick work of the job. After the 3M wheel I just dabbed a rag in adhesive remover and finished it up. Works very nicely.

Incidentally the 3M wheel turns the stickers to dust, so I was not able to pile up the pieces of the sticker on the scale to find out the incredible weight savings that removing 4(!!!) stickers per wheel must have realized.


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fireball05 wrote:
Incidentally the 3M wheel turns the stickers to dust, so I was not able to pile up the pieces of the sticker on the scale to find out the incredible weight savings that removing 4(!!!) stickers per wheel must have realized.

Instead you could just put the wheels on the scale before and after sticker removal.


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