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Old 10-05-2020, 11:41 AM   #1
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remove sticker on exterior

Our new-to-us AS has a college team emblem sticker on the rear near the license plate. How do I remove the sticker without damaging the trailer skin?
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:46 AM   #2
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I'd start with an electric hair dryer set on high heat to loosen the glue and slowly peel the sticker off. you may need to finish up with some goo-gone or wd40 to remove the remaining adhesive.

As the sticker loosens peel it sideways against itself and not straight away from the trailer to put less stress on the clear coat.
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:09 PM   #3
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Our new-to-us AS has a college team emblem sticker on the rear near the license plate. How do I remove the sticker without damaging the trailer skin?
I use this, https://goofoffproducts.com It works well and does not hurt the AS coating.

Check this out as well.
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:54 PM   #4
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I'd start with an electric hair dryer set on high heat to loosen the glue and slowly peel the sticker off. you may need to finish up with some goo-gone or wd40 to remove the remaining adhesive.

As the sticker loosens peel it sideways against itself and not straight away from the trailer to put less stress on the clear coat.
I have to replace my boat's registration sticker each year and have found the hair dryer is an effective method. The boat is fiberglass and not aluminum, but just about any other method wasn't as effective. After the sticker comes off I use odorless mineral spirits to get the adhesive off. Not sure what that would do to the clear coat but I think that's a plastic coating and not paint. Mineral spirits doesn't hurt the clear coat on the fiberglass.
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:43 AM   #5
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I usually spray them with PAM cooking oil and let them set for a day or so and scrape them off with a soft plastic putty knife.
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:45 AM   #6
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Googone and goofoff are two good products
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Yep - GooGone will take the sticky glue off. We have a 2004 AS which had the THOR sticker next to the door which had gone bad (yuck) and after removal had literally eaten away the coating on the skin and left a "shadow". We had to cover the area with another sticker that won't go yuck to hide the mess.
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:53 AM   #8
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GooGone is great stuff.
High dryer is recommended by Bell Helmets to remove unwanted stickers to make room for other sponsors’ stickers. I found this out when I called them after removing their stickers along with a big chunk of paint.
The trick is to heat and very gently peel at the same time and not burn your fingers.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:01 AM   #9
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Varsol type paint thinner will not dissolve the clear coat
Works well on tar too
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Old 10-06-2020, 11:42 AM   #10
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When we bought our AS new in 2001, the dealer warned us not to run our furnace with the trailer door open because the exhaust for the furnace would blow on the open door and the heat would permanently discolor the metal on the door. With this in mind, I’d caution against using heat to remove a sticker. Some of the other suggestions for Goo Gone are probably good first-try strategies.
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:39 PM   #11
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We accidentally let the door swing against the furnace vent following a new clear coat by P&S some years ago. Was wakened by the furnace continually running.
When I discovered it in the middle of the night I was sure the door would be discoloured... not a mark on it!

Gentle dry heat sparingly applied will not hurt the coating.
3M makes an adhesive remover that apparently works on decals and pinstripes... have yet to try it but was told by a trailer service company that it works
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Remove sticker.

Get a bottle of a product called UN-DO. It’s a small bottle that sort of looks like lighter fluid for an old Zippo lighter. Start wetting the sticker to get it damp. May take several times because the fluid evaporates quickly. Get a thin plastic scrapper. Gently scrap off as much as you can. Once you down to the glue UN-DO will take the glue right off. Wear some gloves and the product will dry out all the moisture in your hands. I use it all the time to remove labels off jars.
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WD-40 works too, generally if used with a cloth wettted with the WD-40 that is held over the decal with plastic (like Saran Wrap) and masking tape. Takes time, so do this overnight.
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Goo Gone can remove paint or clear coat. WD 40 will not harm surface.
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