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Title: Removing Decals
Post by: iheartvols on August 03, 2017, 09:57:44 PM
Anyone have suggestions on how to remove factory installed exterior decals that have started to peel off?
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: jubileee on August 04, 2017, 12:49:21 AM
There's a a good video out there by a company that makes replacement decals and stripping. Can't recall name, but google should know.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: satxron on August 04, 2017, 01:08:50 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DpDnE2OiBg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DpDnE2OiBg)

I did it like this guy. Tried heat gun, tried spraying it, then figured just do it dry with a blade slow and careful. With a blade slow and steady is a good idea. That way you don't gouge the side. Then the sticky stuff left behind, best I found was Walmart Goof Off Pro Spray and Goof Off Graffiti Remover.

I assume you are going to paint or wrap it. The ghosting under the decals is next to impossible to match with the rest of the coach with compounding as it has been protected by the sun.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: iheartvols on August 04, 2017, 06:16:42 AM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: smitty064 on August 07, 2017, 09:18:59 PM
I used heat gun with ....... plastic razor blade. .......from ace hardware, worked great for me then had a place do the wrap thing that almost matched the orginal graphics so the ghosting is very minimal. .... very happy with it.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: captsteve on August 07, 2017, 10:47:46 PM
You could also try a 3m decal eraser. it is a rubber disk you put on a drill. they work well.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: PopPop51 on August 08, 2017, 09:32:43 AM
I've found that a plastic blade scraper https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004623NU2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004623NU2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) used with a heat gun gets the film off easily.
Any remaining gum cleans up nicely with Rapid Remover: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006RUJ2D8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006RUJ2D8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
What I like about Rapid Remover is that it smells like oranges and is water-soluble. But you still should wear rubber gloves when using it.
Title: Re: Removing Decals
Post by: gravesdiesel on August 08, 2017, 02:26:13 PM
I peeled all mine off when I got the thing home from the dealer.  No sticky residue because the stickers were new.  Looks so much better without all that garbage.