Best way to Remove Old Body Decals? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-17-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Our 16' UHaul has some really worn and torn decal striping on the front. What is the best way to remove this striping before putting something new on? Would a solvent work or should I use a buffer? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 04-17-2007, 02:31 PM   #2
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Try a blow dryer, what you need is heat not solvents. Pick a corner and pull it back over the top of itself while applying heat to the gummy stuff. Expect to have "ghosting" of the fiberglass from the old decals because of the color change.

You may need to do a final cleanup of the decal gum. Acetone doesn't hurt fiberglass and will remove the last bit of sticky. Most decals are of a plastic-type material and acetone won't penetrate the surface of the decal...that's why you don't use it to remove the decal itself.
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Hi: I second the Blow drier/Heat Gun and Goo Gone will clean up the rest of the GOO!!! Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Hi: I second the Blow drier/Heat Gun and Goo Gone will clean up the rest of the GOO!!! Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll give this a try this weekend.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. You should see what he has already done to the UHaul. It went from a dirty color to clean and matching our slighty cream Eurovan. Looks really nice.


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