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Old 06-07-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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De-stickerfying a newer Airstream

So the other thread about WBCCI numbers has got me thinking... I've spent HOURS de-stickerfying my Airstream. Apparently the lawyers got together to figure out how to mess with us, and came up with an infinite number of warning labels EVERYWHERE. On the windows, on the sides, on the front, on the back, on the inside.

So I decided to de-stickerfy my Airstream. One sticker at a time. And let me tell you, they are ON there. Good. Getting rid of the glue residue without marring the finish is hard work. But very satisfying.

Do I really need the instructions on how to open the window stuck on every single window in my trailer? No.

I guess some are due to some federal law. I am guessing the warnings on the stove and propane tanks have a reason, but a Thor sticker? Really?

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So, do you guys with newer AS's, did you de-stickerfy yours?
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:46 PM   #2
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We went after the Thor sticker on day one, just peeling it off gently. Window instructions just sort of fell off on their own after time - possibly due to getting wet from interior condensation when we camped in the snow.

We tried to get the stickers off the stove, but they are really on there good. I'm guessing Goo Gone would do the trick, but we have yet to make the attempt.

The rest, we just ignored - so far. I look forward to good advice from others.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #3
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Hours??? WD-40 would have made it MUCH easier.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:54 PM   #4
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I'm doing it gradually with Goo Gone. Stove and bathroom stickers were removed last year...just removed the Thor sticker last trip. I really, really want to remove the front warning sticker but want to do a little more research so I don't jack it up.
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Yeah, I am afraid of the stove stickers. They look like they are on there. I bought a bottle of Goo Gone last weekend. Let's see if I can work up the courage to attempt that.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:57 PM   #6
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I have been using WD 40 and it's been working great. Oh...and I work in a Law Office (couldn't resist)
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The stove stickers didn't go with the decorating scheme so they had to go!

They were fairly easy to remove although I had to do it in layers. Peeled off what would come up and then let the GG soak in. Did this a couple of times.

The shower sticker was a PITA though!
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:06 PM   #8
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+1 for using WD40 to get rid of the glue residue. WD40 and a microfiber cloth.
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Has anyone tried 3M Adhesive Remover? It's avaialble in well stocked paint supply houses.
It's the best we had before Goo-Gone, but I don't know how they compare head-to-head.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:39 PM   #10
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I have but haven't used it. I was concerned about its effect on the aluminum surfaces.
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I have been using WD 40 and it's been working great. Oh...and I work in a Law Office (couldn't resist)
OT --

So ya know the difference between a dead snake on the road, and a dead lawyer on the road?

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Lawyer jokes? Hoary old lawyer jokes that were already stale when I was young? Really?

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At my request, the dealer removed all the window stickers (except for the Exit window) and the stickers in the shower before we drove it off the lot. They used a steamer.
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