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Old 08-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #29
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Removing numbers & decals

In a previous life, I had the occasion to remove vinyl graphics from a vehicle. My paint guy suggested NAPA Auto Parts. They have a 1/4" drill attachment that looks and smells like a pencil eraser. You cannot use it on high speed equipment like die grinders and the average cordless drill is too slow but the average electric drill works really well. It, in effect, grinds the vinyl into little pieces and turns it into dust. You might want to do it outside because it is pretty messy.

It's not the only way to do it but it worked for me.


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Old 08-28-2008, 06:26 PM   #30
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I just finished trying Andy's from Inlands suggestion to use an iron and the wet towel. It worked like a dream on all the numbers that were still red. They pealed off easy and took the glue too. I was not able to remove the numbers where red had worn off and the white backing and glue remained. I was running out of light and will try again tomorrow.
Thanks Andy, Bill

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Old 07-15-2009, 09:59 PM   #31
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We thank all whose advice we followed...or my husband followed to remove ancient numbers, stickers and stars. What are the stars for? Anyway, Dave used a heat gun and a paint scraper and gently lifted those 15-year old decals. When he was finished, he removed the glue residual with Goo-Gone extra which really removed the tacky residue.

Success! That project completed. We're on to tackle the "droopy ceiling" scourge of the '90's units. It's not pretty.

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Old 07-23-2009, 10:25 AM   #32
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Muratic acid and water?

The guy I bought mt AS said that I can use muratic acid dulituded with water to clean the exterior of my AS. Is this true? The more I learn about the AS's the less I know...its fun learning. EVERYDAY is more exciting than the day before. THANKS A MILLION TO YOU ALL!!
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:08 AM   #33
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Muriatic acid will cause aluminum to corrode. Muriatic acid is a negative ion and aluminum is a positive ion. Watch the you tube link

YouTube - Muriatic Acid & Aluminum Foil. little bottle HUGE boom


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