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Old 10-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Removing the WBCC letter without doing damage to clear coat

I was wondering if anyone has a techique for removing the red letters from the front and rear of the end caps. I know I could use stripper on them but I would rather not strip what is left of my clear coat.

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone has a techique for removing the red letters from the front and rear of the end caps. I know I could use stripper on them but I would rather not strip what is left of my clear coat.

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Place a wet towel over the numbers and then apply heat to the towel from an ordinary "iron".

That will soften the adhesive so that you can simply pull the numbers off.

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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I will try that Andy. Mine are cracked and starting to peel but it comes off in little flakes.

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I will try that Andy. Mine are cracked and starting to peel but it comes off in little flakes.

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The steam-off method has yet to fail, over the past 40 years.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:07 AM   #5
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Eraser Wheel

You will be amazed at how easy it comes off. No damage to clearcoat at all.


Amazon.com: AES Industries 4" Smart Eraser Pad with Drill Adaptor Arbor: Automotive
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I used a hair dryer to heat the numbers, then some elbow grease. They came off clean with a little bit of effort. Andy's idea sounds easier.
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WD40 works great removing any remaining glue
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #8
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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for all the advice. I have used the same method with a wet towel to steam dents out of wood.

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