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Step 1: So I Hated The Printed Decals On My Forks

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Got a good deal on some new forks for my mountain bike but I hated the graphics. Mostly because I don't want anyone to know I'm riding RST shocks... So I wanted to remove them. Trouble is they're not just decals. Some chump decided to print them on the fork. On a whim I decided to see if adhesive tape might remove it... SUCKSESS!!

Step 2: Get Ya Some Tape!

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This stucco tape works great

Step 3: Stick It On The Fork

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Rip a piece and slapper on

Step 4: Burnish

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Step 5: Peel It Off

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Step 6: Check Progress

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Look at the potential!!!

Step 7: Tape Up Remaining Areas

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Rinse repeat as much as you need

Step 8: Done!!!

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Looking good! I like the clean look. This method works on the RST F1rst Air 29 forks. Try any others at your own risk
 
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ggarnier1 year ago
"Try at your own risk"
I'd say be really certain the graphic is paint and not a label with adhesive. If it's a really good adhesive like 3M 467, you'll be a long time trying to get the residue off. Also if it's paint on paint be careful - if the base paint is epoxy powder then you're probably safe with this approach.
Horef1 year ago
simple and clean, great work!
OhWheelie1 year ago
Nice one! Gaudy graphics on everything make me want to find another species to be a part of.
rimar20001 year ago
Good info, thanks for sharing.
bsigalas1 year ago
Nice one!
What a cool way to remove decals!