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Old 11-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Wally's ghost haunts my trailer!!!

Wally's ghost haunts my trailer!!!
In the form of that damned blue sticker, front and rear!
What adhesive did they use, and how do you remove it?
I've tried everything, and I can't get that circular area clean and shiny.
I got the old decal off, but the adhesive remains.
I thought it might be etched into the aluminum, but it only shows up when I buff it with rubbing compound. I'm sure it's on the surface of the aluminum, but I can't get it to shine/polish up.
I've tried every chemical I can think of.
I've used stainless steel wool, and fine emery cloth.
I've buffed the area for 1/2 an hour in the same area with heavy compound. It won't budge!!!
What is it. How do I remove it?
Do I have to simply apply another BCCI decal over it?
Where do I get one, if I have to?
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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Try heat. A hairdryer, or better still one of those heat guns.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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Wally's ghost haunts my trailer!!!
In the form of that damned blue sticker, front and rear!
What adhesive did they use, and how do you remove it?
I've tried everything, and I can't get that circular area clean and shiny.
I got the old decal off, but the adhesive remains.
I thought it might be etched into the aluminum, but it only shows up when I buff it with rubbing compound. I'm sure it's on the surface of the aluminum, but I can't get it to shine/polish up.
I've tried every chemical I can think of.
I've used stainless steel wool, and fine emery cloth.
I've buffed the area for 1/2 an hour in the same area with heavy compound. It won't budge!!!
What is it. How do I remove it?
Do I have to simply apply another BCCI decal over it?
Where do I get one, if I have to?
I suggest you find another circular sticker with design or message you like.

Ken
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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Check into the WBCCI. Maybe you would join and they will send you two new decals and a set of numbers. We just joined and look forward to their many activities.

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #5
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a rubbing compound called 3M super duty rubbing compound (gravel in a bottle) But the others with replacing the sticke idear are the better bet...huh?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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Does GLOCK make an oversized sticker?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
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Does GLOCK make an oversized sticker?
Hi, I found this:

It is 3 3/4"s
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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That's close! But bigger!
BIGGER!!
I want a bigger GLOCK!
Wait, that didn't sound right....
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Does GLOCK make an oversized sticker?
Here's a duck.
That sounds close.

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Old 11-25-2011, 09:36 AM   #10
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Talk to a car dealership. They're always removing the stickers from other dealerships. There is a buffing wheel designed for removing decal adhesives.

Other ideas - mineral oil - spray on, cover with saran wrap, and leave for 1/2 hour, then use a plastic razor blade or a credit card to scrape it off. Plain old vegetable oil, same technique as mineral oil.

Duct Tape - put it on and leave one end free by folding over - go away for an hour. Slowly peel off. The theory is that the new adhesive and old "meld" and the new glue will pull the old off with it. All contact tapes get tighter over time and generally don't reach max adhesion for 24 hours, so it may take longer.

A hair dryer can help - I'd avoid the heat gun as it's a bit too much of a good thing.

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:01 AM   #11
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Check into the WBCCI. Maybe you would join and they will send you two new decals and a set of numbers. We just joined and look forward to their many activities.

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Great advise. Red numbers look great on Airstreams.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
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Mmmmmmmmm.....duct tape......great stuff!!
That just might work.
Or I'll cover it with a Glock sticker.
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As seen on another thread in the Airforums... have you tried an eraser wheel?

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #14
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I haven't tried the eraser wheel.
It looks pretty aggressive, and might work.
Is it just a rubber wheel? Uses friction to remove the adhesive?
I would prefer a solvent rather than mechanically removing the adhesive, but whatever works, at this point.
I'm still stumped about what solvent works best. I've tried everything I can think of.
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