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Old 03-31-2015, 10:09 AM   #15
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Try WD40 - this actually has many uses, but one of the neatest is removing the glue gunk of labels.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:55 AM   #16
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I used the WD40 on my last trailer to get off all of the decal glue after the decals dried up and fell off or shrivelled to nothing. I had to soak it with paper towels on the vertical surfaces so that it would "soak" in for a while. Then it was a lot of elbow grease since the glue was no longer sticky but dried. It did all eventually come off, but not without a lot of effort.

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Old 03-31-2015, 11:01 AM   #17
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Glue removal with heat gun

Warm the glue or decal with a heat gun like the ones used to remove paint. Pull gently on the decal and it will peel off with most of the glue. Wax the remaining glue with a cleaning paste wax to get it off. I removed decals from the airstream exterior, and every year remove stripes from fiberglass boats this way. It works best if the decal has not fallen apart because you can pull on it. It is more difficult if the decal has cracks.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:36 PM   #18
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Removal of glue

We use finger nail polish remover and it works well. What do people use to remove bugs and road dirt while in the road? I like to do it am concerned if I use something like Simple Green or the like it will damage the clear coat of the Mercedez.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:17 PM   #19
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3 m glue remover

Originally Posted by AIR-Quarius View Post
I need everybodys feedback on the glue that hides in waiting under most RV Decals. Particularly the ones on fiberglass exterior walls. Laquer thinner seems to bond the exposed decal glue into the fiberglass wall itself- making it even harder to take up completly.
I know some you are rocket!
If you go to an automotive paint supplier, you can get the 3M adhesive remover. Does a fantastic job. Make the glue just ball up when you rub it. I removed the stickers off a motorhome and the glue came off as easy as pulling off the stickers.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:10 PM   #20
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Goof Off and GooGone both work like champs. I removed dried tree sap with Goof Off. remember to wash it off when you're done.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #21
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Since my last post #12, I used and liked Goof Off. Little elbow grease and it worked on the side decal on my AS. Wish I tried it before the steel wool #000, still looks great to me.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:00 PM   #22
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400 grit sand paper and #000 steel wool to harsh on aluminum unless going to paint, use 1000 grit wet or dry paper or higher grit than 1000, never use sand paper dry on aluminum & not painting. To get mild scuff marks out not scratches use rubbing compound that is for clear coat or some scratch remover polishes woks to. When I messed up side of pick up on bushes body shop buffed whole side of box marks all gone, and trk. is 15 plus yrs old. I used goof on dash of $130,000 peterbilt semi for stickers worked great. Also as stated by Dowler using heat gun to remove decals best way to remove decals pesky car dealers put on. Bill

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