You don't need carbolift for this. It might save a little time and muscle, but some 400 grit sandpaper, or even emory cloth will go right through the clear coat to the decals.
The problem I found was that the decals are often almost embedded into the nude carbon layer/melted almost. You end up going down into the carbon layer. If you are lucky, there is a slight clear coat, then sticker, then clear coat. One of my wheels was like this, much easier and I didn't get into the actual carbon. But, the other wheel, not so lucky. The decal was on top of the carbon layer, which is kind of was embedded and melted into the carbon. Had to remove some actual carbon/resin to get it all off. Very little of course, no damage or structural integrity damage to the wheel, I ride them all the time still.
I removed decals off a set of wheels, took me about 3hrs of sanding all four sides and 12 decals total.
Then, I just hit it with some satin clear coat from Lowes, 2 coats. Then some 1500 wet sand finally. Real smooth and they look great.
I would recommend anybody just find wheels without decals, or surface decals which are easily removed on the surface....I don't want to go through that hassle again.
I have a thread over on the Bikeforum under the bike mechanics section on what I did to accomplish it.
By the way, I contacted a few carbon shops that deal with frame repairs etc..some said they would charge me $500...another said DIY. Just sand it down until you hit the carbon and get the decal off..which is what I did. Didn't want to pay as much as the wheels are worth, so I just DIY per the carbon shops recommendation.http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph ... highlight=
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Carbolift might work better and be more efficient, I never used it, so I can't comment, but some swear by it.