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Old 04-15-2014, 06:00 PM   #15
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Try Simply Citrus air freshener , you can get it at Walmart or Menards ; comes in a little squirt bottle . Sounds crazy but it works better for adhesive removal than anything I have ever used. Be patient and let it work. I found out about this when I had to remove a keel guard that had been applied to my boat with a 3M industrial adhesive. The maker of the keel guard suggested this product.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:03 PM   #16
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Nu-Finish works. You have to of course use a little elbow grease, but it will cut right through old adhesive with a little effort. Anything that just "eats" the residue immediately with no work required is ALSO going to EAT the clearcoat.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #17
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Ok, I removed the "Thor" sticker without any problem, but Pharm Geek has me concerned about the "Go Green" sticker removal. I'm enlisting help from my wife and taking all the tools mentioned above, blow dryer, goo gone, plastic bone tool etc.
I've removed six stickers so far and their must be at least six to go.
Do I really need that huge sticker on the Port side telling me about tire pressure etc??
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:47 AM   #18
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Bestine.

Alright already. I located some this morning. I will try it after lunch when it gets a little warmer and let you know my results.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:56 PM   #19
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I want to thank all of you for your advice. I found that the best product for getting the glue off is BESTINE when used in conjunction with an old toothbrush. I dipped the brush into the BESTINE and worked the bristles tips into the glue. I dug the tips into the glue at an angle to the surface and that forced the glue into the bristles.


New numbers on and no old glue residue.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:15 PM   #20
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #21
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I want to thank all of you for your advice. I found that the best product for getting the glue off is BESTINE when used in conjunction with an old toothbrush. I dipped the brush into the BESTINE and worked the bristles tips into the glue. I dug the tips into the glue at an angle to the surface and that forced the glue into the bristles.


New numbers on and no old glue residue.

The tooth brush doesn't hurt the clear coat? I screwed ip my clearcoat with a pot scrubber sponge.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #22
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Ok, I removed the "Thor" sticker without any problem, but Pharm Geek has me concerned about the "Go Green" sticker removal. I'm enlisting help from my wife and taking all the tools mentioned above, blow dryer, goo gone, plastic bone tool etc.
I've removed six stickers so far and their must be at least six to go.
Do I really need that huge sticker on the Port side telling me about tire pressure etc??

Which stickers did you remove?
How hard were they to remove?
Thor sticker came off without a trace.
I ruined my clear coat removing the "green" sticker with a pot scrubber sponge. Maybe I should have used a terry cloth towel?
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Of course a toothbrush will scratch the clear coat; it's impossible for it to not. Perhaps he doesn't see it or doesn't care...but after using a toothbrush, the clearcoat should have been polished with Nu-Finish to get rid of the light surface scratches from the toothbrush and also to protect the clearcoat.

When I removed my stickers, I used Nu-Finish for ALL of them. The "green" sticker took longer, as it wanted to break away in little pieces. It simply took a lot of elbow grease. The good thing about Nu-Finish is that as you're using it to get rid of the old stickers and residue, it polishes and protects the surface.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:30 PM   #24
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I will try Nu-Finish to try to undo,or cover up the damage I did with the pot scrubber sponge.
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Exclamation "Jackson Center" this is Flying Cloud 007..do you read me.......

Mission Completed.

I'm amazed at the variety and number of stickers on my new Airstream.
I drafted my wife to help me and in total we removed 15 stickers.

1. Dealer sticker ad.

2. 1 "Thor" sticker ad.

3. 2 "If you don't tighten your lug nuts"....yikes! your wheels will fly off.

4. 5 "When opening this window, it may stick!"

5. 1 "Go Green" very sticky sticker.

6. 5 stickers indoors, I can't remember what they said.

This is how we did it, apply blow dryer for 30 - 45 seconds high heat setting. Peel off sticker, any residual gummy glue apply "goo gone" and wait for five minutes, wipe clean. Apply Spray way glass cleaner to buff clean. On Aluminum we finished it off with a microfiber towel and Meguires quick spray polish.

I'm sure all of these stickers send a critical message but.........we did leave a couple that contain our Vin # just in case some State Trooper is concerned about us knowing what the proper air pressure is etc.

P.S. we did leave the "exit" sticker over the bedroom window, just felt like the right thing to do
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:53 PM   #27
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I wish i could figure out how to remove the raised/indented "Stafford RV" logo -- it's not a sticker; not entirely sure what it is.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #28
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I am changing our WBCCI numbers. A heat gun allowed me to peel off the numbers but left the glue. What can I use to dissolve and remove the residual glue?
You must use a solvent that will not attack the clearcoat.

Try some rubbing alcohol.

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