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Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra 401

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Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« on: March 15, 2017, 03:47:33 AM »
I purchased a used Leatherman Micra off of ebay for cheap, looked in good shape, just had a business logo on it. Any suggestions for easy removal or should I attempt to paint the steel?


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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 03:59:12 AM »
The painted ones are hard to come by in that good of shape :o I don't think I would do anything to it :ahhh If you plan on carrying it the paint very well may come off anyway and then the logo will go with it :think: I know we have had members that have had them hydro painted (camo pattern I think) but I can't remember how well the paint stayed either ??? Whatever you decide to do let us know and take pics as well :tu:

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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 05:13:47 AM »
The painted ones are hard to come by in that good of shape :o I don't think I would do anything to it :ahhh If you plan on carrying it the paint very well may come off anyway and then the logo will go with it :think: I know we have had members that have had them hydro painted (camo pattern I think) but I can't remember how well the paint stayed either ??? Whatever you decide to do let us know and take pics as well :tu:

I do plan on carrying it as a key chain, I'd imagine the keys will scratch at it, so maybe you're right. I was surprised how good of shape it is and got it for 11$. Hydro painted sounds pretty neat, will look into that. Thanks for info!
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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 05:49:31 AM »
The white/ green paint scheme looks nice. The boxy logo has an old-school feel to it. I would suggest to carry as-is.
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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 04:57:21 PM »
The white/ green paint scheme looks nice. The boxy logo has an old-school feel to it. I would suggest to carry as-is.

Maybe you're right! It is a nice paint scheme. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 05:00:48 PM »
Terrific Micra you got there  :like:.  If it were a company logo that you despised I can see removing it.  In this case it looks great IMO.  Good to hear you'll leave it be.  Your keys will eventually wear it down. 

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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 06:06:09 PM »
Nice buy. I agree with the other folks. Keep the logo.

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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 07:05:33 PM »
The painted micra have alumium covers over the steel ones, I think.

You could remove them...
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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 12:23:24 PM »
Sooooo, what did you decide?

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Re: Suggestion on removing a logo or painting Leatherman Micra
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 01:26:22 AM »
As one who's studied entry level industrial automation as a part of the mechatronics class I'm in, I have to admit I like that advertising.   I'd leave it on.    I personally enjoy collecting quality tools with advertising. At least they didn't cheap out like many companies here do, and think giving away a bad tool with no quality and nothing working well paints their company in a good light.   Several of my daily carries are knives with advertising, many of those companies I would later discover went bankrupt long ago.   

My guess is that it's laser etched into the green anodization--that ain't coming off.

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