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Old 05-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Outside and Inside Decals and Clingys

I'd like to know if anyone has used those, now popular, removable wall decals on the outside of your fiberglass RV. You know, the ones that say "Live, Laugh, Love" or show silhouettes of birds flying, etc. The instructions for indoor wall removal say "heat with hairdryer and peel off". I'm wondering...If I put one of these on the outside of my RV would they peel off in the hot sun? I'll bet they would.

Basically, I'd like to know how I can add some words or graphics on the outside that could be easily removed in time. I'm guessing that even if that were possible the exterior would age at a different rate than the area covered by the graphic. As a result the "shadow" image would show when the graphics are removed. I may just stick to decorating the spare wheel cover. That is removable and changeable.

I'd also like to decorate the inside of my RV fiberglass and windows with those window cling plastic designs. You often see them during the Christmas and Easter holidays and autumn. Do you know of a good source for non-holiday motifs? Where can I purchase cling plastic without graphics? Have you used them in your fiberglass RV? With what success?

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Interesting idea Gilda. I don't think you'd have any problem using clings on the fiberglass in the interior, might be a kinda fun, easy way to change themes kinda idea.

As far as exterior, although I have no personal experience, I think they'd peel off and flutter down the highway while under tow. Maybe you'd rather wait until you get set up?

I've seen clings everywhere... including the Dollar Store. I think you'd find Google to be your friend. I just searched for Window Clings and got tons of hits, many that aren't holiday specific.

Be sure to post some pictures if you decide to go this route
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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Do the window clings adhere well to plexiglass?
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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You might check one of your local craft stores or art stores. I think I saw some that could be custom made in any shape or size. I think the ones I saw were designed to look kind of like stained glass but if you used a different paint it wouldn't be as transparent.
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outside inside decals ......

I have had a "cling" of the shape of the united states in a flag motif, on the outside of the rear of our Scamp for about a year. I only have to be careful not to lose it when I wash off the trailer. It just clings back on when finished.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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Office Depot sells Office Depot Brand Inkjet Static-Cling Window Decals, 8 1/2" x 11", Pack of 10 for $14.99 The ink-jet clings should be protected with an over laminate in either sheet or aerosol form to both protect the inkjet ink from moisture and add UV and chemical protection. Clings can also be made with gel-type fabric paint
http://www.ehow.com/how_4780855_make...ric-paint.html or from white glue How to Make Window Decals | eHow.com Haven't tried them on plexiglass surface. The DIY ink-jet clings do sometimes run if the ink side (the side not facing the window) get wet.
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Dave, Is that like the yellow ribbon "Support Our Troops" car magnets? Or is it some other material? Will the car magnets would stick to fibreglass?
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inside outside....

No, it's a "cling" very flexible vinyl applique. It statically clings to the fiberglass (or any non porous surface).
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Thanks David...never thought about putting one on the fiberglass exterior. You mentioned it moving if you wash the trailer. Would that mean that if I want to reposition it--to avoid fading in any one spot--all would have to do would be to hose it down?
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Yes, it comes off and goes back on very easily. I had mine above the rear window initially, but later placed it over the faded Scamp decal above the spare tire below the rear window. It covers it well.
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Clingys. At first I was reminded of a commercial for life size stick on the wall football players. Then, why not animals. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Then what happens when Tony the Tiger comes loose and covers up someones windshield. Maybe life size is not such a good idea. Still, it's fun to think about.
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Oh my! Good point Raz . Guess I'll stick with something on the inside of the window.
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This website might help. I did a permanent full painted stain glass window on the back of my 16 ft. Casita and on the door I can do different themes of stain glass patterns on plexiglass and change them out when I want.
Gallery Glass Class

Also, here is a site that has free patterns that you can print and have enlarged at Office Depot.
http://free-stainedglasspatterns.com/
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Hi Williams, welcome to FiberglassRV we're glad you're here.

Thanks for posting the website... interesting, very interesting
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