small bikes

bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)April 15, 2013

I have two toddler bikes that I saved from the family dumpster. I want to paint them vibrant colors and use as garden decor. How can I remove the stickers and how do I prep and paint?

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Marlene Kindred

I would use either alcohol thinner or lighter fluid or the like to remove the stickers. Then, I'd lightly sand and spray paint them whatever color you like.

They should be cute in the garden!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:44PM
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luvs2click

A heat gun might work too - I use that on a lot of stickers - it just warms up the glue and they peel right off - then I use goo-gone to get rid of any sticker residue.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 8:59PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I have denatured alcohol. Would that work?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:27PM
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bookjunky4life(5 Central IL)

I have denatured alcohol. Would that work?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 11:38PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Try spraying the stickers with WD40 and let soak for a few minutes. They should peel right off.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 11:36AM
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mjowest(5)

I'm lazy. I'd paint right over them.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 6:53AM
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