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Old 05-26-2007, 06:43 AM   #15
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I've stripped all the clearcoat off my trailer already. I used the mineral spirits first (as recommended by Inland Andy) & it didn't touch the glue. Then I used goo-gone. Finally I used BIX stripper. Had to use a metal scraper to get all the glue off & did it twice. Then I used a regular razor to scrape off as much as I could (don't really care about scratches since the stripe will cover it). The question is..does it matter if there is any trace of glue left in the etching for the new stripe to stick well? I think I'll give Gary's idea a shot & try a small piece & see if it sticks well. Anyone else have any experience with stripes? Thanks!


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Old 05-26-2007, 07:26 AM   #16
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When I removed the stripe last year on the excella 2 I had the same difficulties. I tried aircraft stripper, and 3m adhesive stripper, but neither worked that well. Walmart had a cheap gel stripper in their paint section that did the job much better. I also agree with getting a couple of plastic putty knifes, or plastic scraper blades. When I went to replace it I found it was less expensive to have the stripe painted then to buy the decal roll from airstream.

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