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Old 06-25-2015, 11:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy painted over graphics (decals) how to remove?

On my 2006 Four winds Hurricane 31D, someone painted over some of the graphics with black paint. Now the paint is peeling because they did not remove the old graphic first. How can I remove the paint and the old graphic? I want to paint new graphics following the old ones with new color. I have read about removing the old graphics, but not about ones that were painted over.
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Go to home depot they have decal remover but so does wal mart call goo gone it will take a lg. Bottle. I just did my rv paint and re decal it
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Use a blow dryer (heat gun if you have one but be careful) and a plastic razor blade. If any adhesive is left use Rapid Remover.
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You might try a pressure washer and a turbo nozzle. I completely shredded the decals on my Kubota tractor by accident. I was pressure washing it and swung the nozzle over the hood decal. All I saw was this white stuff flying around me. I thought "what the heck was that?" Then I saw what was left of my brand new tractors hood decal. It looked like a wild cat had shredded it. Oh well, I made another pass with the turbo nozzle and no more evidence there was ever a decal there.
If I ever remove my RV decals the turbo nozzle will be the 1st try. I just painted over my graphics last week. My RV looks 10 years newer now. I did clean and prep. the decal by washing, buffing with steel wool, wiping with mineral sprits and rewiping with Naptha . I then painted a vinyl primer to the decal and followed up with a good coat of 1shot sign painters enamel. I chose this because the paint mfg. said their paint could be applied to a vinyl banner if you used the correct primer. I can always touch it up if a bad spot shows up or just blast them off, time will tell. The painting was easy it was the prep that really worked me. 6 hours just to tape off one side. Mike
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