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Old 04-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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How to remove adhesive from vinyl decals

Our Cherokee Wolf has faded and mostly peeled off the camper. We want to remove the adhesive but are having a hard time finding something that won't also remove the paint underneath.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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Detachol.........Medical Supply Store........has petroleum distillates, but no acetone..........used in Pediatric ICU for it's gentleness. Test an area.
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Goo-gone works well. You will still see a ghost image due to fading though.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Goo-gone works well. You will still see a ghost image due to fading though.
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We tried goo gone and it is not taking it off but thanks for the suggestion.
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Detachol.........Medical Supply Store........has petroleum distillates, but no acetone..........used in Pediatric ICU for it's gentleness. Test an area.
Thanks we will try it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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Believe it or not, but try WD40.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
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I have used brake cleaner on my work van to remove old letters. Heat gun for the vinyl then sprayed the adhesive with the brake cleaner to clean.
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I use a rubber wheel on a drill. It's designed for removing vinyl graphics and pinstriping from autos. I bought it at Napa for about $35. Yes expensive, but will not damage any painted or gell coat.
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Any penetrating oil should do the trick. There is lube/cleaner made by Walter called X-force. It will remove adhesive and inks. It is non-toxic and sorta smells like chocolate.
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I agree with the heat gun/ hair dryer method- just not the brake cleaner. That has a high probability of damaging the paint. We use isopropyl alcohol from cvs. Does surprisingly well.
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