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Old 03-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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How to safely remove stickers ?

I have a flagstaff 625D pop-up. Some of the stickers are torn and I'd like to remove them but I don't want to mess up the paint.

Any recommendations ? I've been told to use goof-off, but I don't know if it will harm the paint.

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Not sure how long some of them may have been in place or what composition they may be.......some are higher rubber content and some are higher plastic content...some have better glue than others.........but sometimes just heating them up with a hair dryer works.

Try that!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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I think you can gently heat (heat gun, not open flame) the stickers to soften the adhesive, then pull them off. The chemical products will then help remove the remaining adhesive. Be aware that the paint under an old sticker will often not match the surrounding paint because of of sun fading, etc.
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I used a hair dryer and mayonnaise, after the sticker came off I used the mayo to get rid of the glue residue.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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Go to a auto-body supply shop and ask for a "stripe removal wheel",it's a rubber disc about the size of a hockeypuck with a mandrel in the center that you chuck into an electric drill then simply erase the decal off,did my motorhome last summer,the only thing that removed the mylar stripes and glue residue off on one shot.
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Go to a auto-body supply shop and ask for a "stripe removal wheel",it's a rubber disc about the size of a hockeypuck with a mandrel in the center that you chuck into an electric drill then simply erase the decal off,did my motorhome last summer,the only thing that removed the mylar stripes and glue residue off on one shot.
Interesting. Had never heard of this.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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MPI Mallard is right
3M makes it - it is also called an eraser wheel as well
Napa also sells them for around $35 - best investment for taking it all off - you can see some videos on You Tube as well - for best results hold it at an angle and dont keep it in one spot (keep moving it around)

if the paint is faded around the old stickers you may need to use some sort of rubbing compound and then wax the area
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