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Old 06-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Peeling decals

A while back, I read a post by someone about replacing decals. In that post they talked about a graphics shop here in the east Mesa, Az. area. If you are that "someone", or you know of a graphics shop that does good work, let me know. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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The top of the big "E" on the front of our coach has fallen down and torn a bit in the heavy winds that we get here in the Spring. Is there anything that can be done for it, other than getting it replaced ... or not?
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I don't like pealing decals. They make too much noise. Not to fond of peeling ones either.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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Did you get the olds ones off?
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Spending who knows how many hours out in 113 degree heat, and with a heat gun/hair dryer, won't save enough to justify the pain and suffering. And besides, they still have to go over the same areas with the 3M eraser tool to get all of the old adhesive off. I've seen the eraser being used. Takes the old decal off and the adhesive at the same time. And it doesn't damage the gelcoat.
On another note, we are comming home tomorrow. Got a chance to get away! When are you leaving for GJ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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On another note, we are comming home tomorrow. Got a chance to get away! When are you leaving for GJ?
Uh-oh.....the ol' fire lizards are getting here......can you imagine that??? Sounds like a "burning" topic for sure!!!

The truth is I don't know jack about decals, but got to contribute some way....this is the decal I remember way back when. Check it out.
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I Painted My Front Decal

We have a 2005 36RDO and alas, after 7 years in the sun some of the decals are pealing, but the front Excel decal had faded really bad. So instead of trying to remove the decal, I took an indoor/outdoor spray paint (Krylon Fusion for Plastic) to repaint the words right over the decal itself. I sprayed the paint into a deep bowl and then painted using the appropriate size brush.

I have used this same paint on the yellowed frame around the door window. It looks great. I also painted the yellowing covers over some of the outlet covers. I've used a brownish-bronze color that looks great with the decal colors. It won't last forever, I know, but I can always touch it up whenever I want and save the expense of removing or having SC put on new decals.

We haven't had too much trouble with the other decals although a few have rolled edges that I scraped off and then used WD40 to buff up the edges and blend in the old and new look.
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