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Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 11th, 2020, 2:29 pm
by itslookingatme
Hey fellow busters. I know this sort of thing has come up before but I need a refresher - I got some Martin brand volleyball pads and I really like them but what's the best way to remove the logo writing? Any tips/ideas are appreciated!

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Re: Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 11th, 2020, 9:20 pm
by Austin
I've never used the Martin brand before, so I'm unsure of how the logo is affixed to the pad. Could you provide a photo?

If it's anything like the Century pads, which is a heat transfer, you can gently pry it up at one corner with an exacto knife. Once you get it started, just keep pulling it up the best you can and start slicing away the the stretched out bit of "fuzz". It'll usually leave a flat spot on the pad once removed, but then you can use a wire brush to fuzz it back up in that area, and then you can trim it back flush with some scissors.

Re: Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 12th, 2020, 7:58 pm
by itslookingatme
Yep, here it is:

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I'm having trouble embedding images on here but the link will show you the pad.

I think it is a heat transfer like you mentioned. Thanks for the advice :cool: ;D

Re: Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 12th, 2020, 11:13 pm
by Austin
Ahh, see those pads are a bit different from the other pads I've worked with. The bubble is a woven fabric and I'm not sure how you could get the the logo off without damaging the pad. The bubble on the ones I'm used to working with is kind of like a felt-type material. Much easier to remove the logo.

Re: Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 13th, 2020, 1:48 am
by Kingpin
Can you feel the logo when you run your finger over it? If not, I'd be inclined to say just paint straight over it.

Beyond that, you could either try using something with a sharp point to try carefully remove the logo from the surface, or some sand paper to file it off... Though I haven't personally tried either of these techniques myself.

Re: Elbow pad logo removal?

Posted: July 13th, 2020, 9:19 pm
by itslookingatme
Kingpin wrote: July 13th, 2020, 1:48 am Can you feel the logo when you run your finger over it? If not, I'd be inclined to say just paint straight over it.

Beyond that, you could either try using something with a sharp point to try carefully remove the logo from the surface, or some sand paper to file it off... Though I haven't personally tried either of these techniques myself.
You can tell it's there if you run your finger on it. Right now I'm leaning towards sandpaper and an exacto knife, we'll see what happens :D