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Old 09-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Decal Removal

What is the best way to remove old Decals?
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!
When you say decals, are you talking about the red (WBCCI) numbers on the ends of the trailer?
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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Just joking.... What kind of Decals different stuff works on different thing GOO works on must stuff...
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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When you say decals, are you talking about the red (WBCCI) numbers on the ends of the trailer?
I am talking about the 6 1/2 inch wide blue decal that extends all the way around some of the older Airstream Excella models.

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Here is a link to another thread with the same question. If yu do it this weekend, you should not need a heat gun...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474...cal-37546.html
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I used a wet rag & an iron to remove mine. Tried the heat gun, but it got too hot & melted the decal. With the rag under the iron, you heat up a section & peel it up before it gets too cool. Worked great.
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Heat guns are tricky. You can control the temp either with the temp setting on one with variable temp switch or just by holding the gun further from the area you are working. Don't get it any hotter than is necessary. Very warm is usually hot enough. Heat a few inches at a time. Peel or scrape off with a plastic blade of some sort. Don't use the heat method to remove the glue residue. Remove the glue with a solvent.

3M makes a spray on stripe remover. Sometimes takes several application and is sort of messy. Best to mask off surronding area. You will still have the glue to deal with.

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