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Old 01-28-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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How do you remove the ugly decals/graphics? I want to remove them from my Burro.

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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Try using a hair dryer and slowly peel it off. If you need to use a dull scraper so rhat you don't damage the fiberglass. There will be a shadow left from the old one though.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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Like James said use a dull scraper such as an old plastic ice scraper or make a scraper using 1/4" plexiglass. Stay away from a metal scraper. You will then end up with old adhesive on the fiberglass, to clean this use Goo-Gone, Dissolve-it or other adhesive cleaner. After all the adhesive has been removed and the area has been cleaned wipe very lightly with acetone to help remove the wax and gloss from under the old decal then compound or polish and buff the area under the decal to try to blend it in with the rest of the finish. Note: Acetone will disolve gelcoat use with care.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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Heat up the decal with a hair dryer and peal up one corner. Now get some dental floss and use it like a saw to work behind the decal.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:37 AM   #5
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on my 13 footer, I used plain old paint thinner. It melted the vinyl, it just bubbled off, and I was able to use my ice scraper to get the residuals.

I don't recall a shadow or any gel gloss damage, but I painted over it the next day.
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