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Old 11-15-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Removing under sticker goo

I am polishing my airstream as you can see from the pic. After removing the blue sticker and the clearcoat I was left with lines under the stickers.

I have tried kleanstrip, aircraft remover, goo gone, b12 chemtool, and wd40. Nothing will make it budge. It will polish off with an hour of buffing and a razor will nick
It a little, but it scratched the metal as well.

This is a 1994 excell 34'.
Any help would be appreciated
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem with an old sticker and tried what you did. I resorted (with help from DH) to a construction heat gun at about a 30-45 degree angle for short times with a 6-in-1 scraping tool. I started with a plastic scraping stick, but it melted... Wood stick didn't work either. It wasn't easy and it took two of us, one to scrape and one to hold and move the gun in case we "thought" it may be getting too hot.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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Autobody material suppliers sell "wheel erasers" that go onto a drill and are designed to take decals and glue off without damaging the paint or clearcoat finish underneath. Maybe try that?

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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I had some deflecting materials taped with gorilla Tape, and when I took it off it left a lot of residue. Got a spray can of starter fluid. ..and if you keep you small 4X4 inch rag saturated as you will cut through most adhesives, and you can spray it directly onto the surface to be rubbed. Plus the stuff is cheap. Scratches? Most of those can always be buffed out...just takes time and patience. Auto body shops use 75 to 91% rubbing alcohol (has to have a high number rating) In order to cut the glue....Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #5
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got mayo?

as always, try an inconspicuous spot first.
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