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Old 01-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #15
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Some are not easy!
There is a "feel" to using the heat gun - not too fast, not too slow. I had the best luck in getting a piece "started", then slowly heating as I pulled. Pull too fast and it tears, too slow and it begins to melt. I try not to use the putty tools except to get the handhold.

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Old 01-22-2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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Once you get the vinyl to start peeling point the heat towards the glue against the AS side. This way you are getting more heat into the glue rather than try to get the heat through the vinyl.


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Old 01-22-2007, 11:27 AM   #17
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Try Motsenbocker's Lift Off

Don't know if Motsenbocker's will work on the big blue stripe but it has worked for me when Goof-Off and other solvents will not work. Motsenbocker leaves a slightly oily residue so be prepared to wash it throughly with soapy water. You may even have to wash more than once.

I've used Motsenbocker's on painted surfaces and other metal surfaces with no signs of damage. I have never used it on aluminum so try it at your own risk.

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:40 PM   #18
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Leave it on!

Hi, leave the blue stripe on; That is what makes it look good and classy. We paid to have a set of blue stripe decals installed on our trailer. It looked so Plain Jane next to the Excella's.

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:53 AM   #19
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What about the 90's?

Our Excella 1000 has a stripe that appears to be a sticker/decal instead of the vinyl mentioned in this post.

Any tips on removing this without damaging the clearcoat?

The stripe is fading and is still on the AS. What do you think about spraying clear coat on top of the stripe to reduce the impact of the fading?

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #20
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Funny, I was just explaining how I want to remove that UGLY blue stripe. I am only planning on removing the bottom piece of trim though, as I have a bent piece.

Any advise on removing that bottom piece of trim? I know I will have to replace the rivets...Should I use aluminum rivets? and are they standard rivets?
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:27 PM   #21
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I have used a heat gun to remove the vinyl portion and 3M™ Adhesive Remover Catalog Number 6041, 24 fluid oz, to get the sticky residue off.

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