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Old 07-10-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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Want to remove all cracked decals & paint

My decals are cracked & peeling, I want to remove them & paint them back on. can anyone tell me what paint I should use, & how it should be prepped.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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Have the Same Issues

My 2004 is the same. Everything else is still like new.
Next year's project is to take care of the decals. Can't wait to see what others have done.

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
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Here's a link to an IRv2 members decal repair project. It turned out pretty nice. My decals are in need of attention too.

Painting Over My (faded and cracked) RV Decals!

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Old 07-12-2017, 04:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Kirk, I will try this.
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:57 AM   #5
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I did mine last year and although a little labor intensive it came out good. I took a good look at the deterioration and decided to remove some of the decals and paint over others that had little deterioration. I began the removal with a hair dryer but quickly went to a heat gun. I used a plastic drywall tool to remove the decals after applying heat. Be cautious to keep the tool away from the direct heat as it will melt. After the decals were removed I tried several things to remove the adhesive and found that MEK (available at Lowes) worked best. I then sanded the area of the removed decals and the decals that I did not remove with 320 wet dry sand paper. I taped the outline to the decals first and went back over them with a light sanding with 600 paper. applied two coats of base paint, same color, and followed up with 3 coats of clear. The area with the decals removed was the same process. There were several areas where the decals were over lapping so I did a very light sanding by hand to reduced the paint line left by the first painting of the decals. I used a urethane base paint for the color and a two part urethane clear coat. I do business with "Automotive touch up paint", google this. They are very accommodating and helpful over the phone when looking for colors. Their pricing is also good vs automotive paint stores. I am going to try to post a few pictures when I get my granddaughter over to help post them. Good luck. Richard
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