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Old 01-05-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hello to all-
can anyone tell me what product to use to remove the Casita decal from the outside of the trailer. I want to take it off and put pin stripe on the camper and don`t want to damage the gelcoat. My camper is a 1983-any help is appreciated-thanks.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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can anyone tell me what product to use to remove the Casita decal from the outside of the trailer. I want to take it off and put pin stripe on the camper and don`t want to damage the gelcoat. My camper is a 1983-any help is appreciated-thanks.

Any heat gun, or hair dryer work very well,
to heat the glue and simply peel off.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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thanks I've been meaning to ask this as well!


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Old 01-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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Thanks- will try the heat gun method. Just didnt scrape it off and hurt the camper.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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They make nylon putty knife's
They don't bother the gelcoat like steel.

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:04 PM   #6
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If you have to do some scraping, a plastic ice scraper works pretty well and won't harm the Gelcoat. I've used various solvents like alcohol, charcoal lighter fluid, and some commercial products that weren't much advantage. Give solvents some time to work. Some decals and stickers can be tough, especially if they've been there for a while.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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Products like 'Goof Off' and 'Goo Gone' both work well also....
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #8
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Before you go through all the work, you need to be aware because of the age of the trailer (20+ years) you'll always see where the former decals had been. It's called ghosting and is caused by the gelcoat aging process. The area under the decals will be a brighter white due to protection from UV and other elements. Once you peel the decals off, you're going to see how "yellow" the gelcoat has gotten. It's not too terribly noticeable because it's everywhere, but will become very apparent when the decals come off. You can sometimes make it less noticable with some rubbing compounds, but that brings a whole new set of issues because you're actually removing some of the gelcoat.

Just a heads up!
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:33 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info-will let you know how the project goes.
It`s a bit to cold here right now so will wait until warmer weather.
Going to get new wheels or hubcaps for the tires-want to dress up this little camper-we call her `Cassie.`
She also will be getting some new lighting.
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Richard,
When looking at hubcaps, I found that many trailer wheels don't have correct design to hold a hubcap. So, I went with full wheel covers.

http://www.hubcapmike.com/bhc01-13.html


http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm41/to...nt=DSCF2028.jpg
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:19 AM   #11
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When looking at hubcaps, I found that many trailer wheels don't have correct design to hold a hubcap. So, I went with full wheel covers.

http://www.hubcapmike.com/bhc01-13.html


http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm41/to...nt=DSCF2028.jpg
Thanks for the info-from your pictures I can see the wheelcovers dress up the camper/trailer. They are what I want-appreciate your help!
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