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Old 06-02-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Decals come off easy?

Never been fan on providing free advertisement on any of my vehicles but the very LARGE decals on my Mini Lite is just too much and looking to peel them off. Anyone else done this?.......successful? ....... helpful hints?
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
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A hair drier for some heat on the decals and they peal right off. The glue left behind can be removed with goo-gone, WD40 or a little acetone followed by washing and a light wax.
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Your unit is a 2013 so the Decals have probably been on since 2012,if out in the Sun they are "More "difficult to remove than when NEW! It can be done but after removal there May be a "Shadow" of the decal! Do a Search at Top,lots of "Tricks for Removal"! Youroo!!
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:12 AM   #4
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I highly suggest leaving the decals on, the decal has been "protecting" the surface underneath fro the sun so when you take it off you will have a perfect new looking shape of the decal. Hence the "shadow" youroo is talking about, I think the glaring clean patch on the side of your camper would be much worse looking than the actual decal. And I also think it would help with resale if left on but that is just my opinion.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:47 PM   #5
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Since removing it may damage or leave a different color, maybe you can find a decal more to your liking to cover it. I am with you, I don't like dealers putting their name on my cars. If they want to come down another $5,000 for advertising for them then go I will go for it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:29 PM   #6
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I hate being a rolling billboard too. I have to agree with others that you may have the shadow that you can't get rid of short of painting the whole rig.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:22 PM   #7
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Never been fan on providing free advertisement on any of my vehicles but the very LARGE decals on my Mini Lite is just too much and looking to peel them off. Anyone else done this?.......successful? ....... helpful hints?
I got some stuff for removing decals at O RIELLY'S auto parts removes them. I think it is the stuff body shops use to remove decals.
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I did what Joe and Beverly describe, and I'm very happy with the result. There is a faint "ghost" image on my seven-year-old Micro Lite, but hardly noticeable. This is much preferable to the badly peeling logo, and surprisingly easy. A few suggestions:
1. Be careful with the heat. I didn't have a problem, but it seems logical that too much heat could damage the siding.
2. Pick up a plastic scraper (like a putty knife, available at Walmart for less than a dollar). I actually peeled mine with a couple of old credit cards, but don't recommend it. Don't use a metal scraper.
3. I used acetone and mineral spirits with generally good results. Be careful about hard scrubbing, though. It may dull your finish.
And if it makes FR happy, I left the "By Forest River" part of the logo, since it wasn't peeling.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:25 AM   #9
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I did what Joe and Beverly describe, and I'm very happy with the result. There is a faint "ghost" image on my seven-year-old Micro Lite, but hardly noticeable. This is much preferable to the badly peeling logo, and surprisingly easy. A few suggestions:
1. Be careful with the heat. I didn't have a problem, but it seems logical that too much heat could damage the siding.
2. Pick up a plastic scraper (like a putty knife, available at Walmart for less than a dollar). I actually peeled mine with a couple of old credit cards, but don't recommend it. Don't use a metal scraper.
3. I used acetone and mineral spirits with generally good results. Be careful about hard scrubbing, though. It may dull your finish.
And if it makes FR happy, I left the "By Forest River" part of the logo, since it wasn't peeling.
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I went the Other way,removed all the "Flagstaff/By Forest River logo,and left the "V-Lite"! That way people have to ASK "Who makes V-Lite"? Cuts down on the "Yea I had a Forest River"! Youroo!! What really confuses them is "Who makes the Youroo"!
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Old 06-05-2016, 03:00 PM   #10
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Did It !!!

We peeled off the "Rockwood" off the left side and back and the "Mini Lite" on all 4 sides. No hair dryer or heat gun ....just my fingers and they are a little sore ......ha ha. Turned out wonderful. The rear has a very slight shadow of where the letters were but we plan to put on a mural decal along with a quote ...once we pick them out. Thanks for everyone's comments, it did sway me to go for it.
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