Removing Bicycle Decals

Does anyone know of a good way to remove the decals from a bicycle, specifically a Mongoose Montana? On the Interweb, a lot of people say you can, but just as many others say that doing so will ruin the paint and mess up the clearcoat that is applied over the decals. Is there a way to tell if my bike has a clearcoat above the decals? If I can remove them, would heating them with a hairdryer aid the removal process? And the sticky residue - what's the best thing to get rid of it? Lighter fluid? Thanks!

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I want to remove the decals off of my pacific fast and easy, going to repaint it this winter if ican.
George767 years ago
Hey just few days back, I came across one website http://www.decalstickerremover.com that provides decal remover tool. I had gone through the reviews of that product and many of the peoples had found it quite useful. I can certainly recommend you to check that product, may be it will help you to remove decals from your bicycle.
Bran (author) 8 years ago
Sah, no one has ideas?
chrisman27 Bran8 years ago
Hey hows it going. I am a auto detailer i will tell you the best way to do it is A: heat gun 19.99 at walmart heat the decal a little it does not take much then follow up with a plastic razor blade. Yes they make plastic razor blades. A few bucks a bag at autozone or something. If you want to be super careful B: Get a wheel eraser under 10.00 at napa i think is where i got mine you need a drill for it. it just is a circular eraser with a stem that you insert into a drill. spin it with the drill its as simple as erasing pencil. I like B myself. It's up to you.
I used a blowtorch to loosen up the decals on my new frame, then wiped off the mess with a little paint thinner.
Austringer8 years ago
My dad bought a pickup truck (Carter was president maybe - or maybe it was Ford) that had been owned by a home improvement contractor and had giant stickers for this business on its doors. He was told you could get them off with oven cleaner and it worked just fine. Stickers gone, truck still painted. That was several decades ago and the formulation for your paint and every oven cleaner now available may have changed, so if you try this, start somewhere you'll never see, like remove the kick stand and see if it takes the paint off the bit that it bolts to.
But if it takes the paint off there, then in 20-30 years he won't have a kickstand anymore. Rust.
Whatever you do DO NOT use acetone
Bran (author)  Gordon Freeman8 years ago
Paint remover? If so, that's what I'm going for.
LinuxH4x0r8 years ago
Brake fluid to remove sharpie/ paint
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