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Old 03-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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My wife as removed some stickers of the outside of our new fifth wheel, I need to know a safe way to remove hard to remove glue of gel coat without damaging the paint, so far we have Tried soft soap and vegetable oil, any suggestion !!!! ????
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vodka will work, too.
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3M Adhesive Remover.... this stuff is a bit pricey but worth every dime and a little goes a long way....I've used it on everything from plastic to fiberglass with no adverse effects....takes off bugs, tar, etc also...the gunk literally melts away....you'll love it I'm sure of it!!!.....just Google it and you'll find it locally.....I get mine from West Marine.....GOOD LUCK!!



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I used a hair dryer to heat up the glue and slowly remove the sticker, then rub some mayo on the glue residue, wait a minute or two then wipe clean. I then used a household cleaner to clean up the mayo. did this on my travel trailer when we bought it new- it was amazing all the stickers all over the outside and inside.
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vodka will work, too.
no you didnt say that
as my russian friend use to say "wodka makes me womit"

peanut butter and a little elbow grease is a safe and gentile way to getrdone
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I'm not sure, but it may be a felony to waste Vodka in such a manner.
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no you didnt say that
as my russian friend use to say "wodka makes me womit"

peanut butter and a little elbow grease is a safe and gentile way to getrdone
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Good news the wodka d'int work, so I volunteered to empty the glass the wife took outside to try it
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While on the subject, can those products remove the glue left behind after I pulled off those ugly wall paper borders?
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The other thing that works really well is 3M's eraser wheel. It's just what it sounds like.....a wheel made out of what looks like pencil eraser.

We use it a lot around the shop to remove logos, badging, etc. Works REALLY well on the 2-sided VHB tape that is on most badging and OEM body panels.

It just goes on your drill and removes the adhesive and residue. I normally like to spray the area with PB Blaster to keep it from grabbing. You just need to be careful not to get too aggressive or use a high drill speed as it it WILL go through paint if you just go mongo on it.
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3M Adhesive Remover.... this stuff is a bit pricey but worth every dime and a little goes a long way....I've used it on everything from plastic to fiberglass with no adverse effects....takes off bugs, tar, etc also...the gunk literally melts away....you'll love it I'm sure of it!!!.....just Google it and you'll find it locally.....I get mine from West Marine.....GOOD LUCK!!


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I have the 3M stuff in my locker too, and it is good but also agressive like h***.

For sticker glue I was introduced to a very inexpensive alternative by a iRV2 buddy. Go to the Dollar shop and get a bottle of the yellow stuff called Awesome. Works a treat

If it doesn't do the trick, I owe you a Dollar
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Thank you all for the great advices, to dark outside now to try anything, but we will get at it tomorrow and let you know what work best
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Hey danes...I'm not sure what you mean by aggressive?.....I mean it works with little or no effort but it's not as potent as say lacquer thinner......I've used it for years and I haven't found a surface yet that it messes up....about 3 weeks ago I took some sticker residue off some plastic food storage containers and it didn't even dull the finish...naturally no matter what you use, always try to test it on a small inconspicuous area jus in case....can never be too careful...

Now danes, please elaborate on your experiences so I don't find out "accidentally" what NOT to use it on!!!!......LOL
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