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Old 11-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Chuck Sances View Post
Look up RV Vinyl graphics in Mesa AZ. I have a quote of around $2700.00 to remove and relace them. I have removed some myself and it is a lots of work. They really work with you there. There is also another shop in the Los Angeles area. They give you detailed info on removing on their Web.
Here in York PA if I wanted to do mine over complete cost was $1500-$1700.

If I removed the decals myself the cost was under $1000
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Chuck Sances
Look up RV Vinyl graphics in Mesa AZ. I have a quote of around $2700.00 to remove and relace them. I have removed some myself and it is a lots of work. They really work with you there. There is also another shop in the Los Angeles area. They give you detailed info on removing on their Web.
There is a guy In mesa,name is Frank ,very reasonably priced

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:19 PM   #17
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Frantically should have been graphics. Stupid spell correct on my tablet.
I used a heat gun to remove all of the factory stripes on my 2003 37 foot Tiffin Allegro Bay. It worked great, still lots of work though.
This is where I have to put in a plug for Tiffin, after talking to several sign shops and looking on line for replacement stripes, I gave Tiffin a call. Their parts department had brand new factory vinyl stripes on my doorstep within the week. I think they were about $800.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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3M makes decal removal systems that are work but you should test on paint or gel coat in a non conspicuous place. This is a liquid that you apply and cover the area with plastic and let it work overnight to soften the vinyl. Has low VOCs. Good luck.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #19
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it's all about mark up with vinyl shops...On my Coachmen, I was quoted only $400 for the vinyl for the entire RV. Cheap, but the fellow was telling me that the cost of the vinyl was under $100. That was for a stripes that was "close" to original. I ended up going on ebay and finding the Original Equipment stripes and logos for $150! (for the whole unit). I didn't bother taking the faded ones off, I just put new vinyl over the old. No issues. Another cheap alternative is taping off just the stripes, and painting the stripes....but I warn you, if the vinyl shrinks a bit, your paint will get cracks that you'll have to touch up (and if you ever want to remove the stripes, paint on top will make it even more difficult).

But removing graphics is far from easy anyway, so...
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Just purchased a 03 Pace Arrow. Only faded graphics noticable is on the front of the coach. The previous owner must of always parked facing the sun! I may just remove the faded graphics on the front and just leave them off!

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Looked into replacing the graphics on ours which are rough on the edges and faded. Three local guys quoted from $1250 - $1800 for stripes that have a more "modern" look to them. Decided to go with paint since I can get PPG Omni from work at cost.
Did a test section and found the easiest way to remove is to use a razor blade scraper. After getting most of the stripe off I follow up with acetone. The acetone removes all adhesive residue and softens any remaining vinyl.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Omni paint. This is of course considering you are using a base/clear system. The base, which is your color, is only a base. The true protective coat is the clear. Our PPG rep feels safe with removing old stripes, sand entire sides with 500 to 600 grit on a DA sander, apply base colors for stripes and then clear with a higher line clear coat. This is on a coach with gel-coat sides, aluminum with baked on enamel would require more work (and material).
Final estimated cost is about $1200. Same as cheaper vinyl but a much longer lasting more durable finish.

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