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Old 10-04-2023, 11:49 AM   #1
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17' Bigfoot Trailer decals - how to replace ??

Hello! I have a 1994 17ft Bigfoot trailer. It's in all original condition, but I take good care of it and have a CalMark cover. With that being said, the decals on the front rock guard have become really faded and cracked. I wax my trailer from time to time and the buffing has also taken away a lot of the pigment. What are the best ways to redo the decals? Can they be replaced? Rubbed off and redone (or does the gelcoat leaving a ghosting of the decals?) Or very carefully painted back on? Any experience out there for good results that don't look janky? and don't cost a TON of money? Pictures to show you the rock guard. The rest of the trailer is in pretty good condition in terms of the decals. I'm on the Central Coast of California. I'd like to keep the BigPod, as I call her, in good looking condition. I appreciate any suggestions or links to solutions.
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Old 10-09-2023, 08:26 AM   #2
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Hello! I have a 1994 17ft Bigfoot trailer. It's in all original condition, but I take good care of it and have a CalMark cover. With that being said, the decals on the front rock guard have become really faded and cracked. I wax my trailer from time to time and the buffing has also taken away a lot of the pigment. What are the best ways to redo the decals? Can they be replaced? Rubbed off and redone (or does the gelcoat leaving a ghosting of the decals?) Or very carefully painted back on? Any experience out there for good results that don't look janky? and don't cost a TON of money? Pictures to show you the rock guard. The rest of the trailer is in pretty good condition in terms of the decals. I'm on the Central Coast of California. I'd like to keep the BigPod, as I call her, in good looking condition. I appreciate any suggestions or links to solutions.
I have a Casita and the factory offers decals for sale. I simply used a heat gun and removed the old faded one, cleaned the gelcoat throughly and re-applied the new one. Done!

This would be your best option. Option #2 would be take pictures and measurements and take them to a place that does wraps/vinyl graphics and have a new one made.
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Old 10-09-2023, 08:36 AM   #3
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Well, FWIW, The first thing I did on day 1 of taking ownership of my Casita back in 2008 was to grab a beer and go around and remove every decal on my trailer. And when they're new, they just peel right off with your fingernail. Much prefer a "decal-less" trailer. To me, it just looks much cleaner.
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Old 10-09-2023, 12:27 PM   #4
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Bring it to any auto graphics place and they’ll just reproduce then. It’s just a camera and software hooked up to a cutter.
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Old 10-10-2023, 09:45 AM   #5
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https://fastdecals.com/shop/

I found some great reproductions here!
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Old 10-11-2023, 05:43 PM   #6
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I took all the decals off my Casita using an inexpensive heat gun that I bought at Harbor Freight.

Mineral spirit removed the adhesive residue.
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Old 10-13-2023, 09:47 PM   #7
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Well, FWIW, The first thing I did on day 1 of taking ownership of my Casita back in 2008 was to grab a beer and go around and remove every decal on my trailer. And when they're new, they just peel right off with your fingernail. Much prefer a "decal-less" trailer. To me, it just looks much cleaner.
Best thing you could have done. That way as the gel coat weathers, you don't have the decals leaving shadows when they are removed. My '08 has shadows from the removal of decals and reinstallation of some in slightly different locations and ones that were not reinstalled. I polished the rock guard and went over and over it with the buffer and Maguire's polishes and the decal shadow just won't go away.

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Old 03-01-2024, 01:06 PM   #8
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A while back, I saw on a FB owners group for Bigfoots that someone took their Bigfoot to Performance Fiberglass in Bellingham, WA and as part of a fiberglass refresh they somehow replicated the decals for him. Not sure if they did it themselves or farmed it out to their preferred graphics shop. Apparently they have done this before, so they already have the decal dimensions/colors.

Only caveat is his bigfoot was a newer one, like a 2008 I think. So not sure if they have the older decals... but it's probably worth a call. If they do have them ready to go, you could ask how much it'd cost for them to print them and mail them... I suspect it'd be more cost effective compared to someone trying to replicate from scratch.

This company: https://maps.app.goo.gl/k1xghX5cotgCbpew6
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