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Old 12-10-2019, 06:09 AM   #1
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Decal Removal?

We take delivery of our new Mini Lite in a couple months and would like to remove the exterior verbiage. Has anyone attempted this on a new unit? I was thinking a hair dryer and some patience.
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If you're going to do it it is best to do when it is new to avoid the fade shadows. A hair dryer and patience should work fairly well but a heat gun would work better and much faster.
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Fairly new decals should come off easily with a little heat from a hair dryer. Just enough heat to warm up the adhesive, then pull at a 90 degree angle. To much heat softens the graphic and it stretches and pulls apart.

I guarantee, by the time you finish, you'll have the process down pat...
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If heat fails, I have had good luck with 3M eraser wheel and drill
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I will give the hair dryer a shot before I attempt the eraser. Nothing against the eraser, I've used it on our sailboat, but I have a feeling the gelcoat on our boat is tougher than the finish on the trailer!
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Make a deal with the dealer as a condition of the sale to remove the decals, or see if you can order one w/o decals.
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Fairly new decals should come off easily with a little heat from a hair dryer. Just enough heat to warm up the adhesive, then pull at a 90 degree angle. To much heat softens the graphic and it stretches and pulls apart.

I guarantee, by the time you finish, you'll have the process down pat...
Grab a bottle of Goo Gone. Great stuff for helping remove the adhesive that is always left behind. I just peeled 4 dealer decals off of my MH and used Goo Gone to get rid of adhesive.
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