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Old 06-13-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Red Number Removal

Hello,

Looking for some solid solutions for removing red numbers on my new airstream. It's a 2008 so could have been on as long as 6 years or so. Would like to remove with no risidual signs of numbers.

Thanks for any help that can be offered
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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Use a heat gun on low temp, or a hair dryer on high to heat them one at a time. They should peel off. You may have some adhesive residue left, and if you do, GooGone will take it off, and not do any damage.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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Great... Thanks SteveH
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:56 AM   #4
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When you get them removed, there still may be a ghost of them where the clear coat was covered, thus protected, and the remaindered was not. Just something that can't be changed.
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Idroba, if that is the case. I wonder if that's something that can be buffed out?

Any thoughts from the forum?
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You could leave the numbers on and join the WBCCI and request 4227.

But yes a heat gun to soften the numbers and they will peal off, I just removed the numbers on our to put on some new ones.

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The newer clear coats may be more resistant to the ghosting, I simply don't know. Virtually all of the old ones would show the ghosting I mention when the numbers are removed. I have no idea about buffing the clear coat. I would suspect that just makes it thinner but someone here may know a lot more than I do about the subject.
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If you will clearcoat the new numbers before putting them on, they will not fade. Will the new numbers hide most of the ghosting?
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The newer clear coats may be more resistant to the ghosting, I simply don't know. Virtually all of the old ones would show the ghosting I mention when the numbers are removed. I have no idea about buffing the clear coat. I would suspect that just makes it thinner but someone here may know a lot more than I do about the subject.

The ghosting is caused by the numbers protecting the surface below them. So the area around the numbers weathers and the numbers protect the finish. You pull the numbers and the protected areas become quite evident. The difference depends on the length of time, the uv exposure, and weather the trailer is exposed to.

My dealer told me to leave my numbers off. He said it would be easier to sell the trailer in the future if it stayed "bald". As it ended up I left WBCCI after 4 years. Glad I took his advice,

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