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Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:49 pm
by BeeBee30
I have just bought a Lightweight Generation 1 rear wheel on which the logo's have been removed, I'd like it to match the front Lightweight I already own which has logo's, I realise I can buy white vinyl Lightweight logo's which I can stick on but I'd really like to make a stencil so I can spray the logo on as per the original, any idea's how I can do this?

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:19 pm
by Zakalwe
A sheet of cellulose and a scalpel?

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:19 pm
by Weenie

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:49 pm
by BeeBee30
To hard! :shock:

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:12 pm
by dadoflam08
how about a sacrificial stencil - basically adhesive vinyl with logo cut out applied to wheel for painting and then removed. You would only get one use per stencil but will be as accurate as you are likely to get using stencils. The problem you may have is that the Lightweight rims have pinholes in the carbon so you may get some bleeding on the edges.
Don't dismiss the vinyl approach - I removed my painted logos and put black vinyl ones on - they look great

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:33 pm
by petal666
How did you remove the paint? I have some lightweights that came from an Avanti bike and so have Avanti written on them.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:44 am
by drainyoo
Why don't you just remove the logos from the other wheel? It's ugly, anyway.

I'm a designer and the best way to do it is to do what Zakalwe mentioned. Print the logo onto acetate and cut it out with an X-acto.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:05 am
by canbakay
Why don't you send them to lightweight? They are quite helpful over there, I'd be surprised if they refused to do it - so long as u think shipping costs are worth it, i think its the only right way to do it...It is a very unique finish, looks rough up close.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:44 am
by CLEAR
referring to gen2-3 logos, anyone has any idea on how to remove them? I tried acetone, gasoline, paint thinner, etc with no luck... I want to remove them without damaging the carbon itself, but seems they stuff they use to "paint" is damn hard to scratch let alone to remove completely

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:53 pm
by Steve_W
I'd agree, ship them back to lightweight, ask really nice I'm sure they'd do it for nowt! They've done me good with lots of things.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:23 am
by petepeterson
Let me save you hundreds of $ in shipping.

Find an image of the logo. Preferably a vector file if you can find it. Try this website called 'google'
Email it to a print shop that does die cut vinyl decals.
Have them cut a bunch of decals to the proper size to use as a mask or just stick it on and no one will know the difference except you. If you must have paint the continue....
Stick on the mast and mask the rest of the wheel for overspray
Spray with a can of white or black spray paint.
Done.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:26 am
by petepeterson
CLEAR wrote:referring to gen2-3 logos, anyone has any idea on how to remove them? I tried acetone, gasoline, paint thinner, etc with no luck... I want to remove them without damaging the carbon itself, but seems they stuff they use to "paint" is damn hard to scratch let alone to remove completely


You would have to wet sand them off and respray the clear. Not an issue assuming there is a clear coat on LWs... just stop sanding before you hit carbon. I'd test a small area first with the clear coat.

Re: Lightweight Logo's

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:26 am
by Weenie