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Old 11-09-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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I have an 89 Excella with the blue decal stripe around the exterior. I need some advise on how to best get this decal off. Thanks, Pete
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hello Pete and welcome, just finished removering the BLUE decal today using Jasco paint and varnish remover. Bought at Home Depot make sure that you have gloves its nasty stuff, goes on thick wait 5-10 minutes then pull off. At times it does leave the glue remaing which can be rmoved by using acetone. there are plenty of threads on this subject, use the search tool and you will find many. good luck
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
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I took mine off with a pressure washer.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:34 AM   #4
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You can soften the glue with naptha (charcoal lighter) which is cheaper, less volatile, and less explosive than Acetone. By itself, it is not strong enough to penetrate the big decal but is good for clean-up. A hot air hand blower that is commonly used for stripping paint (looks like an industrial hair dryer) will soften the decal without the danger of the heavy duty solvents. Just heat the decal and use a dull putty knife to lift it. Razor blade scrapers are too sharp and scratch the aluminum.
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my sovent of choice is denatured alcohol. Same family as Acetone and MEK but not as strong.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:32 AM   #6
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If you want to scrape it off and use a heat gun,Go to you nearest sign shop and ask them if they have some plastic razors to sell you or you can talk to them about how they take old vinyl off.There are many ways to do this without hurting the vehicle and using strong solvents.
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