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Old 05-20-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Removing Damaged Decals

After a few years the decals on the front and rear cap of the 5th wheel have started to peel.
The decals on the sides of the rig are holding up very well.
I decided that I would remove the damaged decals and replace them but after seeing the rig with out the decals I think I'm going to leave it as is.

I used an old hair dryer to heat up the peeling decals and they came off very easy.
I used a commercial adhesive remover to remove any glue left behind.
I plan to to use Meguires Cleaner wax this weekend to help blend in the areas that were protected beneath the decals.
I did a spot test by hand and it seems to work very well.
I will post a couple of pics when I'm finished and you can be the judge.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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Old 05-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Good info to file away... Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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the removal surface...is it fiberglass? I have some on the camping side that are cracked and need replacing, I have fiberglass
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the removal surface...is it fiberglass? I have some on the camping side that are cracked and need replacing, I have fiberglass
Yep, fiberglass.
The hair dryer was the trick.
We have a heat gun at work I could have used but I was afraid that it might get a little too hot.
I used 'Rapid Remover' to remove the leftover adhesive. This stuff is way better than goo-gone. The smell comes off your hands easier too!

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Old 05-20-2014, 08:10 PM   #5
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Thanks Bill I will give it a try
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:37 AM   #6
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If you need something good to remove glue and other contaminates try the 3M adhesive remover. I have used it many times and have had good results.
http://3mcollision.com/3m-general-pu...ner-08984.html
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If you need something good to remove glue and other contaminates try the 3M adhesive remover. I have used it many times and have had good results.
3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner Quart 08984
Hi Tim,
The company I work for has a division that produces vehicle graphics.
We have also used the 3M product and agree that it works well.
The Rapid Remover that I am using now has become the shop favorite mostly due to the smell.
It seems to be the easier of the three products (3M, Rapid, GooGone) to get the smell off your hands.

Have a great weekend!

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