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Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say!
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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/02/2008 18:18:57 MST Print View

Does anyone know how to remove a logo without harming the nylon fabric?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
censorship on 01/02/2008 18:30:42 MST Print View

yes, with a black texter...........
(Sharpie over there...)

Edited by Franco on 01/02/2008 22:05:07 MST.

Steve Robinson
(Jeannie) - F
black Sharpie, so so on 01/02/2008 19:14:11 MST Print View

I've used a Sharpie, with middling results. Grey's it out so it stands out less. Taking off patches is much more satisfying.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/02/2008 19:18:09 MST Print View

How much weight will that save?

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
logo on 01/02/2008 19:55:37 MST Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/10/2013 11:51:38 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/02/2008 20:22:29 MST Print View

Ha ha...

I will be using this pack for a trip to the Middle East, and would rather not be walking through bazaars and medinas with a pack that's got a huge KELTY emblazoned across. Actually, that's a secondary reason -- the primary one is that I just plain hate stuff with logos.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
The logo wars on 01/02/2008 21:48:55 MST Print View

OK. Here are another couple of helpful solutions:
1) put an American flag on top and make your self a "too obvious " target
( in most countries people tend to avoid lunatics)
2) Buy a Texport tent . Cut the logo from the stuff sack and stick it on top of the Kelty. This should be cheaper than buying the label alone and nobody will want to steal that.

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
logo on 01/02/2008 21:53:10 MST Print View

If it is a thread logo like many Kelty packs, you should be able to cut or break the threads. You will have to do this a few at a time so it may take a while, and will also leave holes where it went through the nylon, but it will get rid of it.

The easy way is the black Sharpie idea.

Steve O
(HechoEnDetroit) - F

Locale: South Kak
Kelty in Middle East on 01/02/2008 22:14:32 MST Print View

You could put this over it:

Seriously though, maybe a pin is a viable option.

Edited by HechoEnDetroit on 01/02/2008 22:19:01 MST.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Kelty Pack on 01/02/2008 22:18:59 MST Print View


Edited by FamilyGuy on 11/10/2013 11:51:08 MST.

Heather Pisani-Kristl
(P-K) - F

Locale: San Diego
Cover it on 01/03/2008 06:19:09 MST Print View

Sew a scrap of 1.1 black nylon over it.
I wonder if your Kelty pack has more international cachet than my Rick Steves daypack? :-D

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/03/2008 14:09:05 MST Print View

Ben, send it to me. I'd remove or cover it up for you ;-)

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Peace on 01/03/2008 14:32:10 MST Print View

Buy a large peace sign to sew over the logo...

Linsey Budden

Locale: pugetropolis
RE: "Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say!" on 01/08/2008 20:19:00 MST Print View

Embroidered labels are hard to remove without damaging the fabric, but a seam ripper (available at sewing stores) is a great aid. Just use patience and care.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/09/2008 08:52:21 MST Print View

why don't you just get a seam ripper and rip the threads out. If it is like every other kelty sign I've seen its all thread. Just rip it out.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/09/2008 12:11:30 MST Print View

My pack should arrive on Friday. Right now, I don't know whether the stupid logo is "painted" on or sewn on. Assuming the latter, wouldn't there be a million holes after I rip out the logo threads???

Edited by ben2world on 01/09/2008 12:12:51 MST.

Linsey Budden

Locale: pugetropolis
Good Grief Benjamin! on 01/09/2008 15:39:38 MST Print View

Some fabrics 'self heal' more than others, but yes there will be holes left and if you're that worried about it, take the excellent advise ALREADY offered of a sharpie/black ink, or a custom patch or black fabric applied. Better yet, make your own pack.

Chad Ellertson
(NorthernLights) - F

Locale: Superior Hiking Trail
Middle East on 01/09/2008 17:15:01 MST Print View

I don't know how much it will help you in the middle east to just take off the logo. I was in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Aman, and all over the west bank in April and May of 2005. No matter what you're going to stick out, even with wearing neutral clothes. I stuck out, but I also was careful were to go.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Out, Damn'd Logo! Out, I say! on 01/09/2008 18:26:15 MST Print View

Hi Ben,
If all else fails, you might consider sewing a Peoples Republic of China or Vietnamese flag over the offending logo. Neither country has a history of mistreating Arab countries, or Israel, for that matter. Used to be a Canadian flag, but not since 2001 and the invasion of Afghanistan.