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They should peel right off if they aren't clear coated (and most aren't because manufacturers love to cut corners). Manitou really had it figured out... they designed their Black forks so that the decals automatically removed THEMSELVES after 3-4 months! Hahaha

So you can usually just remove them and then use GooGone or a similar product to remove the sticky goo.

However, if you have real trouble with high quality automotive-grade decals... go to an auto paint supply and ask them for some 3M product that removes decals. I removed some really uncool pinstripes from a pickup truck a few years ago with that stuff after nothing else would work. It's in a spray can.
 

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be careful with that stuff

Velokid1 said:
go to an auto paint supply and ask them for some 3M product that removes decals. ....... It's in a spray can.
I have used the same product on Ti frames works great, but on some cheaper painted frames this product will remove paint too....be careful, if you leave it on too long or if the paint is cheap, you may be sorry.

I have a surly, these stickers are on REALLY well. I used a heat gun to soften them then used a plastic scraper to remove them. the glue residue can then easily be removed with anything from rubbing alcohol, lighter fluid, to gasoline. I have found that the more flamable something is the better it cuts the sticker glue, but I prefer to use the least aggressive yet effective chemical. I suggest starting with alcohol and moving up the ladder if need.

Be careful!

Take your time and you will appreciate the outcome that much more!
 

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When you use a hairdryer, try heating the metal, not the sticker. So heat the opposite side of the frame from the sticker if you can. Then once the frame starts getting hot, it should start peeling easier. You want to break the bond between the metal and the adhesive, not the adhesive and the sticker. If you heat the sticker directly, they tend to tear first, and leave the glue on the frame instead of on the sticker.
 
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