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B@$tard chainstay protector

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by jiggerypokery, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I stuck a carbon effect chainstay protector strip on my lovely lovely lovely PlanetX frame and the frigging thing has peeled away from the adhesive leaving a nasty sticky strip of crap on the chainstay.

    Any ideas as to how to get this off without damaging the laquer coat or the carbon fibre?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Try a hairdryer.

    Or some aftershave.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    Are you trying to say my bike is a Dorothy Mr Paul????

    I may live in the wannabe suburb of Solihull where hairdressers are the new glitterati...but my bike is nails!

    Will Issey Miyake be ok and do I need to use the volumiser attachment on the hairdrier?
     
  4. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    ;)

    Or lighter fluid or maybe even WD40. Or Bryll Cream.
     
  5. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    What is your frame made of? I only ask because there are things I'd try with metal that I wouldn't with carbon.

    Edit: Sorry I'm an idiot, you said it was carbon fibre... Very gently with a hairdryer. Does anyone know if isopropyl alcohol is ok on carbon fibre? I think it should be, but I'd want to be sure before recommending it!
     
  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Well it worked when someone stuck a nazi sticker on the bonnet of our car.
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    I would cut up an old tyre and secure it to the chainstay with a couple of zipties. Think of that - "Not only do I have a carbon bike, but I'm not too precious to ziptie bits of old tyre to it".
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    can you name and shame the maker of the mess?
     
  9. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    I'd use white spirit. My only experience of this is on steel bikes but if carbon fibre or finish thereon can't take a bit of white spirit it ain't nails.
     
  10. WD40 will get it off and will not effect the resin.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I should have known better...and you will all pillory me for my foolishness....

    The maker/supplier if the crappy carbon-looky-likey chainstay protector was...Halfrauds!

    Having said that the cable rub patches are absolutely fine so I assume the radius of the chain stay is too tight and that the actual protective layer can't cope with the radius and has delaminated from the sticky stuff.

    WD40 worked a treat!
     
  12. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    If this happens again, simply use an abrasive attachment on a power drill, it'll be off in seconds, not that I'm jealous you have a lovely carbon bike, oh no, just being helpful:sad:
     
  13. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    You tried simple lighter fluid? Shouldn't damage anything ie lacquer or carbon.
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    you should leave it on as a lesson for the future

    why stick tacky shoot onto something you like?

    tsk