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Old 07-31-2016, 08:15 PM   #1
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My New to Me Discovery is is great shape inside but the exterior decals are cracking and the finish is a bit dull. Not bad at all for 15 but my pride suffers a bit.
Can the decals be fixed of replaces?

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We got our decals replaced on our new to us 2001 Allegro Bus. Talk to businesses that shrink wrap vehicles. I was able to choose new vibrant different colors than what they all come with back in 2001. We pretty much the same pattern just new and prettier colors.

I am currently working on the exterior because the gelcoat is very oxidized. I am using KrudKutter and a magic eraser on the gelcoat and then washing it, then using the Zep wet look floor polish on the gelcoat and new vinyl stripes. The end cap that I finished hurts my eyes to look at it when the sun comes up and shines directly on it. It also really makes the new stripes "pop"!

We also replaced the headlights because even after "cleaning" them they still looked old. Used the cleaner wax on the tailights and they have a nice shine to them also!

There is also a thread showing how one member spray painted over his decals and made them look new also.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:53 AM   #3
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There's a post on here about painting over the decals and it sounds like it is holding up okay so far. Personally, I wouldn't do it. I painted all kinds of things over the years, houses, motorcycles, cars and outdoor equipment, and the one thing I've learned is the prep is everything. Painting over fading, cracking decals is just something I wouldn't do.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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The Black Decals on My 10 year old coach were cracked and peeling when I bought it a couple of years ago. The Arizona desert and sun took its toll. I removed the black decals. It was a messy hard labor intensive job, but well worth my time and effort. I did not replace them. I was going to paint the area where the decals were with spray paint like another person in the forum did, but decided it looked ok without having to paint where the old decals were.
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can you tell me more about HOW you removed the old decals? Thanks.
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can you tell me more about HOW you removed the old decals? Thanks.
A Lot of Elbow Grease LoL! Just Kidding. It is labor intensive and takes a lot of time. I used a plastic scraper, WD-40, Mayonnaise, Adhesive Remover (3 Different Brands). The best thing that worked for me was a Heat Gun that I purchased from Harbor Freight. You have to be careful not to apply to much heat and ruin the gel coat or surface of the fiberglass. after the decal is removed comes the messy part of getting the adhesive off that is left behind. That's where the plastic scraper and adhesive remover comes in. It is a slow messy process. Took me almost 3 days. Like I said lots of elbow grease. There are several different ways of doing it, and some movies showing how. Do a google How to remove decals.. Good Luck.
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Google Bounder decals. Should find a source
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