Removing residual decal/trim markings - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-15-2006, 10:06 AM   #1
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Just finished peeling away the red "Scamp" lettering and trim from the outside of trailer and now left with "ghost' images.

Will a good cleaning and waxing be enough to remove these? Other suggestions solicited.


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Old 11-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
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Well unfortunately the ghosting is caused by the change in the gel coat color....the gel coat was protected underneath the decals. A good waxing, with a cleaner wax will help to rid some of of those ghosties. But depending on the age of the trailer and how long the decals have been on...only time (where the entire trailer gel coat changes) or paint will make them truly go COMPLETELY away. Fortunately they do fade in time.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:19 AM   #3
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Just finished peeling away the red "Scamp" lettering and trim from the outside of trailer and now left with "ghost' images.

Will a good cleaning and waxing be enough to remove these? Other suggestions solicited.
Thanks in advance
I am in the process of restoring an 86 Scamp that was owned by the Navy. I have the same problem.
Donna is right, the ghost is caused by the oxidation of the finish not covered by the decals. I am going to have my Scamp painted as the rest of the body is nicked and scratched. If the finish on your trailer is only oxidized and can be restored without painting you can replace the decals which are available from Scamp.

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But depending on the age of the trailer and how long the decals have been on...only time (where the entire trailer gel coat changes) or paint will make them truly go COMPLETELY away.
When I bought my Fiber Stream, it's one piece shell had already been missing the decal stripes around the place where other trailers would have a belly band. The surface had oxidized quite badly. When I began washing and waxing the gelcoat to halt the oxidation, it only emphasized the ghosts of the missing stripes. Rather than paint the trailer, I chose to replace the stripes.
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