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Old 05-25-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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How do you remove old WBCCI red numbers?

Good day,

I have a 1985 Sovereign and my red WBCCI numbers are torn and basically need to be replaced.

I have replacement numbers numbers for both the front and the back and I know that you use warm soapy water to apply them.

How do you remove old numbers and clean up the area before installing the new replacement numbers?

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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I think they will come off fairly easily if you heat them with a heat gun. Then to remove any remaining sticky, I'd try go-gone.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:41 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=jdnorris;701447]Good day,

I have a 1985 Sovereign and my red WBCCI numbers are torn and basically need to be replaced.

I have replacement numbers numbers for both the front and the back and I know that you use warm soapy water to apply them.

How do you remove old numbers and clean up the area before installing the new replacement numbers?

They must be steamed first to soften them.

If you use just heat, it has a tendency to make them even drier and harder.

Place a wet towel over a number and the use mama's hair drier.

Take your time, don't be in any hurry.

When that number gets hot enough and wet enough, it will peel off.

Best to have a few cold ones near by, in case your patience is challenged.

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:42 PM   #4
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DO NOT USE ANY METAL SCRAPERS!!!


The heat gun trick is good, I did not have goo gone at home when I removed mine. I like the product and it would have worked I just did not have any here. I used a heat gun with a plastic scraper from Pampered Chef then, mineral spirits, and then a soapy rag. Just go easy and you will be fine. Mike
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #5
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I used a wet towel with an iron. Hold it on for 10 seconds & give the peel a try. Works great for removing striping as well.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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ok, so I bought the 1983 Sovereign and have started the process of getting it ready for a Galveston, Tx to Portland, Or trip in late August. So far: new tires and complete brake redo, new stove and refrig ordered, upgraded to a 50 Amp service ..... and so on.

However, the numbers are a little mystery to me and I could not find the specifics in the threads ..... this one had two sets overlaying each other ...... are these just WBCCI Numbers or are their two sets of number, like a coach number and a separate number for WBCCI (have already applied for the WBCCI trick)?
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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If they are red they are WBCCI. As trailers get passed from person to person they frequently get new numbers since the number is designated to the family not the trailer. We have two trailers with 4122 on them. Our first trailer already had 4122 on it from many years ago. We renewed the number in our name.
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I think they will come off fairly easily if you heat them with a heat gun. Then to remove any remaining sticky, I'd try go-gone.
A good place to add here that Goo - Gone will take up the old numbers too, just saturate it good...don't inhale!
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number removal

You can easily remove the red numbers, with tools you already have.

You need a very wet towel, and a steam iron.

Place the wet towel over one number, then place the iron on top of the towel.

Move the iron up and down or in a circle, depending in which number your removing.

That will soften the adhesive that is holding the number in place.

After a couple of minutes, simply peel the number off.

No mess, no fumes, no rubber gloves, no toxics, no plasticoat damage, no expense, and "no" numbers.

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When all else fails a good belt sander with 100 grit will take them right off..

Just don't touch the aluminum with it
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