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Removing anti theft sticker from frame

BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
edited April 2018 in Vintage bikes forum
I'm considering buying a 70s steel frame to restore. The frame has an anti theft sticker attached and I wondered if anyone has any experience removing them? The frame needs a repair and respray, so I'm not unduly worried about any cosmetic damage removing the sticker would cause.

Thoughts greatly appreciated!

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,772 Lives Here
    No experience with them particularly but can’t be that different to other stubborn stickers. I’d use a Stanley knife blade to start it off then hope it peels off, expect it will break up and have to pick at it with the blade more. Then remove glue residue with thinners. Damaging the paint with the blade being a lesser concern if you’re having it painted.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Hair dryer on hot ,?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    The same as any other sticker. It’s just a sticker. Taking it off won’t make the bike explode.

    Hairdryer and some nail varnish remover for residual glue.

    Alternatively - crazy, crazy thought: as the bike is getting a respray just blast it off when the frame gets blasted.

    Or is it on there because you’ve nicked the bike and need to get rid of the evidence?

    INTRIGUING.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    edited March 2018
    great, thanks everyone. I was unsure whether these stickers used some uber strong adhesive making removal impossible. I hadn't thought of the blasting option.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Beatmaker wrote:
    great, thanks. I was unsure whether these stickers used some uber strong adhesive making removal impossible. I hadn't thought of the blasting option.


    Just take it local powder coater or sprayer and get the whole thing bead blasted - it’ll take it down to the bare metal ready for prepping a painting, removing all clag from everywhere.

    Much easier, cheaper and cleaner than paint stripper, not to mention environmentally far better.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    Cheers Matthew
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,772 Lives Here
    cougie wrote:
    Hair dryer on hot ,?
    Yes, never think of that as I don’t have a hair dryer in the garage.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I bet Sagan does.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,772 Lives Here
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Beatmaker wrote:
    Cheers Matthew

    No worries dude - pleasure any time.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    veronese68 wrote:
    :lol:
    cougie wrote:
    I bet Sagan does.
    :lol:
    And team alpecin :lol:
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