I have a pair of SRAM Roam 50 wheels (like this) with very excessive decals. I'm trying to remove them but no known method seems to work. The following methods have failed (= don't even scratch the surface):

  • Heat Gun
  • Plastic Razor
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • WD40
  • Any combination of the above

The only method that has (very little) success is an old school razor (metal) - but that scratches the rim.

Is it possible that there's a clear coat on top of these stickers?

Has anyone encountered such stubborn rim decals and won the war?

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    I have had great success on difficult things such as this with Eucalyptus oil, or a proprietary oil based solvent like "Desolve-it". Give them plenty of time to work - hours if needed. Being oil based they do not evaporate off. Ultimately these decals are designed to outlast the aluminum they are stuck to.
    – mattnz
    Jul 30, 2020 at 3:15


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