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Old 03-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone ... stickers are almost all gone (my hands got cold so quit for the day) ... I also believe that with a good washing and drying, my formerly dull Casita will shine up wonderfully!
How did you end up doing it? We are going to be removing all the decals on our Bigfoot before we try Red Max.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #16
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Actually my husband *GASP* used a razor blade when I wasn't around and got rid of the stickers and then I used Goof-Off to get rid of the rest of the glue residue.

However, he has been told that on the last remaining stickers he will get a plastic scraper or face the wrath.

I found Goof-Off at Menards so it's pretty easy to find and I just put a little bit on a bar towel and rubbed.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #17
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+1 on using a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up the adhesive layer. Then you should use a plastic razor blade or a lil-chizler. Clean up the rest with any of the recommendations above, goo-gone, denatured alcohol, acetone, etc.

I own a printing/graphics company (NovoWorks: Color Imaging. Home of NovoWraps * 972-384-0940)... so we do this all the time
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #18
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Nebraskama,
Nice to see another government surplus buyer. I got two Casitas and both of them came from a military base. Hope you got a good deal also. My first one was a 92' 13' that was "well used'. I did a lot of work on it. More to go but am going to sell it this spring. That's because I got a 98 16' Casita last December at a ND Air Base.
The military seems to like them for rentals in the recreation agency. Sometime they get turned in at the DRMO & if they make it to sale mode there is an on line auction at:
Government Surplus Auctions at Government Liquidation
I have seen a lot of other travel trailers there but no fiberglass ones for a while.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #19
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Used a 3M stripe off tool - it was fast

I removed all three ratty "three tree" decals from my scamp in less than ten minutes using a stripe off tool I picked up at my local auto paint and body supply store. Eraser like wheel that you use in a drill. Heard about it on this forum but it worked well enough I figure it's worth repeating.

Used a variable speed drill so I could keep the speed down, made sure the surface was well washed so there is no dirt to scratch the surface of my egg. It was fast, easy and neat. I should add that since I am replacing all the decals and stripes the cost ($25) was worth it to me for the time savings.

If you want to see a picture Amazon.com: 3M Stripe Off Wheel 07498, 4 in x 5/8 in, w/Hardware - 7498AM: Home Improvement
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
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Anyone have suggestions for removing decals off of the plastic front/back windows??? Can you still use Goof Off or will it put a finish on the plastic?
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #21
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Anyone have suggestions for removing decals off of the plastic front/back windows??? Can you still use Goof Off or will it put a finish on the plastic?
I remove annual park admission stickers from my car windshield by parking it in the sun, then using a razor blade to lift a corner and it usually peels right off. I use a solvent like mineral spirits to finish cleaning the gum off the window. This might work on your trailer.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:59 PM   #22
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My uncle had a pin-striping business. He would use a straight razor blade(carefully) to first remove the stickers. You could also use a hair drier to get the glue soft then peel the sticker off. Last he would use GOO GONE orange based citric cleaner to remove the remaining glue. I've done this on many thing including my Boler and it won't damage. Goof off is very strong and I would be scared to try it on my Boler. Rather I will not even think of trying it on my Boler.
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