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Old 01-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Faded Decals

Our recently purchased '94 Excella has a 9+ body. The only problem is, the decals are faded. I'd like to remove them, but read the thread on decal removal and decided against that option for now.

My question: Is there a product that we restore the lustre to the existing decals? My initial thoughts were Armor All or a similar automotive product, but before I run off spending $ I figure I'd post the question to this forum.

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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If the decal colors have a white haze over them that makes them look lighter, the Armor all will likely make them look better. It will temporary improve the gloss and get rid of the white. A good car polish would do the same. If the color itself has faded the Armor all will not do any good.

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Old 01-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll try both suggestions. I'd thought about WD40, but wanted to see if anyone had any adverse comments. Onward and upward.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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On my '91, the white faded look came from failing clearcoat that was sprayed over the decal. MEK brought the shine back for a while but replacement is the best cure (I replaced one side and MEK'd the other...)

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