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best way to remove frame decals!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:11 pm
by Gold Knight
Just bought a 2006 Ghisallo titanium frame for my next WW build--shooting for 9 pounds and would like to know the best way to remove those decals!!!

thank you

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:19 pm
by xcfisher
If they aren't cleared use a heat gun... or your wifes hair dryer.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:19 pm
by Weenie

Re: best way to remove frame decals!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:35 pm
by PNuT
Gold Knight wrote:shooting for 9 pounds



good luck :D

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:42 pm
by jeremyb
fingernails

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:47 pm
by Swayze's Hair
Acetone or Goo Gone with a cloth. Post pics when your done. Why do you want to remove the decals???? The new Ghisallo/Litespeed badging is sweet.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:49 pm
by Gold Knight
decals are extra weight--right!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:57 pm
by Swayze's Hair
Hardcore WW :D The build will lighten the wallet as well :shock: Have fun with it. What size frame? That frame looks sweet w/ WCS fork. Someone on here has a source to get them without the Ritchey decals. VERY STEALTH and when cut should come under 300 grams.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:45 pm
by Gold Knight
NO WAY!! The Ritchey fork is TOOOOOOOO Heavy for this type of build. Ordered a THM Scalpula SP tuned from Mdacow and a few other very extra light carbon goodies. The fork should be 240-220 grams cut. The frame is a medium and weighs in at 772 grams!!! (this is completley stripped--no bb cable guide or bolt, no shifter adjusters, no FD clamp or bolts, no seatpost clamp or bolt, no RD removable dropout hanger.

with the RD dropout hanger it weighs in at 780 grams

replacing:

bb guide to carbon and no bolt--just a dab of tire glue (2 grams)
shifter adjusters will be BTP carbon ??? grams
FD clamp will be BTP carbon (special made) ???grams
seatpost clamp already have --BTP carbon 8 grams

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:50 pm
by zippi
I've done many times on my Litespeed's. Use PURE acetone and a cloth. Dab it on the decal, let it work or penetrate for about 30 seconds and start rubbing slowly. when you think your done, get a clean section of the towel, more acetone or citrus cleaner and wipe one last time. Good luck

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:53 pm
by bikemesenger
When I worked there I weighed a sheet of decals before they were put on the frame and they were only 10 grams and that included the paper that they were on. So stripping the frame will only save you about 4 to 5 grams total but if you want to remove them acetone and a rag and they will wipe right off.

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:58 pm
by TimT
Use your finger nails to scrape them off then use WD-40 to remove the glue. Works like a champ and doesn't smell as bad as acetone.

Tim

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:36 pm
by Gold Knight
thanks everone--Ihave no fingernails and not even a hair dryer so I chose the acetone route and it was pretty fast (5-10minutes) and no mess. The frame is now 4 grams less--that is what matters :)

thanks again :D

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:19 pm
by PNuT
nutter :lol:

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:53 pm
by mike
9 lbs! wow great. i recommend using a good headset though.....the plastic ones in my experience have not worked well (m2racer)....u may also want to ask pkor what he thinks of his plastic headset. he may have different opinion.

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:03 am
by Warblade
9 pounds...thats insane. I'm limited to 14.96lbs(6.8kg)...stupid UCI!

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:03 am
by Weenie