I thought i'd share with you how i got the graphics off of my Conti Supersonic tyres
After a couple of test patches of rubbing, scratching, black permanent marker and a couple of black paint spots, i was having no joy and reside to the fact i would have to keep the graphics on. I started to rub the permanent marker off with a rag towel and the Conti rubberised graphic started to come off.
I started to rub a bit harder with the towel across the graphic and it started to rub off.
I found that you had to do it in patches or alternating between different graphics as a lot of heat can occur during rubbing and i didn't want to damage the supersonic inner tube.
Here are a couple of photos. This worked with Conti but i have not yet tried it on other brands of tyres.
Surprised you could still type this down, with the inevitable blistering on your hands and al.
quattrings wrote:seems like an awful lot of work to do to a disposable item.
When you have spent 20 hours sanding down carbon cranksets to remove paint jobs, or 8 hours removing the clear coat from carbon brakes and brake pad shoes just to get the right effect for your new build you have been obsessing about building for 2 years.........an hour removing the yellow and white branding from tyres that will not go with the look of the bike is nothing really.
Or am i just being too meticulous?
crohnsy wrote:You appear to still be using the presta vale nut and cap.....You can't be that meticulous.....
The caps are lighter than the alloy ones i have and are also yet to be sanded down!
And you have also missed Conti valve caps are yellow.........thus swapping them out for black to match my build.
And plus, how are you going to know where the valve hole is if you can't line up the tire label with it.
Been on and off the forum for about 3 years now and love it. Hope to post my new build as my first 'proper' post in the new year (a completely matt carbon ride in the region of 5.5kg).....not the lightest i know but a good first WW build on a budget i think!?!
wojchiech wrote:maybe this is just me, but abrasively rubbing off a logo on a thin pressurized material (bicycle tire) sounds like a bad & unsafe idea.
I did consider this and was one reason i didn't want to use even the lightest of sand paper and simply used a soft towel. The surface (of the actual tyre wall) under the thin rubberised graphic is in perfect condition........hence the reason it took about an hour to do a tyre.
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