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Hi.
I bought a pair osd Mavic Crossmax ST for Lefty. I don´t like the graphics on the wheels. What´s the best way to peal off the stickers?
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I took off the decals of my Crossmax SLR, it was a pain, you know the kind of thing that after you have 2% done you ask yourself why you even started...

I started by pulling a corner that a rock had damaged a bit so it was already started but peeling them is a bit tricky, you can never do a whole decal, it snaps after a few mm and it's hard to get going again. When you're done, there is a lot of residue, the silver that reflects light stays there and the glue underneat but all that is not as much of a pain, just use some lighter fluid or dedicated glue remover and scrape it out with an old credit card or something then you remove the glue in another step.

It takes a while but I think it looks better IMO, I was tired of the decals look, they were pretty roughen from two years of riding... and now the rims are a few grams lighter! :p
 

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Just get a hair dryer and heat the decal. Once you start peeling, keep flashing the dryer over the decal....it peels right off. Oh yeah, don't melt your tire.......
 

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resale value goes to Z E R O when you remove the factory decals/graphics if your didn't like the decals/graphics at first time why did you buy it?

why not cut off all the levis tags off your jeans while your at it also...

 

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HAL 9000 said:
resale value goes to Z E R O when you remove the factory decals/graphics if your didn't like the decals/graphics at first time why did you buy it?

why not cut off all the levis tags off your jeans while your at it also...

You got a good point Hal, and also removing the stickers is sooooo trivial!!!!
 

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Lets see the rest of that bike! I can tell its a Scalpel 100, but with the preview of that color scheme...I'm interested!
a sanded frame as mine
repainted all black with some gold details

black lefty clamps , black custom X.0 rear der , custom decals
 

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well i did cut off lots of tags in my clothes..i really don´t like the tags.
i made a trade of wheels..i didn´t bought them. but i just hate the decals.
how much do u like those wheels better..with stickers or just like eliflap shown? i think that bike is super looking..with the graphics will just look an ordinary bike! but that´s just my opinion everyone do what they want..i just want to remove the graphics the safer way i can.
the hair dryer looks the way to go..just like we use to took off the stickers from cd covers.
Eliflap how did your mate took off the stickers..what was the method?
 

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I don't think it's trivial at all. Why suffer the stickers if you don't like them? Personal preference should be your guide. I prefer the no-label look too.

-Heat up the stickers with a hairdryer or heat gun. It doesn't have to be super hot. Wave the heat over the sticker just ahead of where you're peeling. This 'softens' the adhesive so that you can slowly peel the stickers off much easier. If the sticker gives resistance be patient with the heat.

There are adhesive removers that you can use with a cotton cloth (old t-shirt) to completely remove any sticky residue left behind. You may want to remove the tire first in case your chemical of choice may react to the rubber. I use 3M automotive adhesive remover myself.
 

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Ginbraiba said:
Eliflap how did your mate took off the stickers..what was the method?
ohhhhh hi - end industry solution :D :D

done by nails , very easy to do after a little warming with hair dryer

clean up all rim with some alchool then , to have good job done ...
 
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