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Old 10-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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To de-bag or not to de-bag.....

That is the question.

I have a TH thats about 7 years old. As with most RV/trailers, sun has shinned on it most of the time. The fiberglass is showing a little oxidation and I plan on taking care of that with some compound but just haven't had time. I'm not worried about the fiberglass but some of the stickers are showing a little cracking. No peeling that I have noticed. So because I kinda like the look of a de-bagged RV, I thought about just taking them all off so I no longer have to deal with them but thought I'd check with all you guys to see if its a lot of work, worth the effort, or whatever advice anyone can suggest. Thank you.
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de-bagged? How can you remove bags when they aren't there to begin with?

Or do you mean de-badged, which is to remove all the badges (decals)
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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De-badged..... Decals.
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I like the decals because it seems to add a little something to an other wise plain white wall, but to each is their own.
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Does anybody make a line of good quality stock decals? Most sign shops can produce them from a digital image (and its mirror if you want the sides to match). Since I don't have a suitable level of artistic training, I am open to ideas.

If it is not peeling, is it necessary to invest the time and effort to peel first, rather than just sticking new over old? I am assuming that the new vinyl will act to preserve the old adhesive underneath to some degree.
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If I had the money, I would de badge it, and have it painted.
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There are a couple of methods to remove old decals. Be aware that you will see a difference in color between where the decal was and where it was not. One method is to use a heat gun and plastic scraper to remove the decals. I have used a 3M decal removeal wheel in a hand drill. Cost is about $40 and is quick once you get the feel. I do not recommend putting new decals over old ones.
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I like using steam and a plastic scraper.
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Where is the Kitty?

I did this removed all the front
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I did this removed all the front
Haha you debagged your trailer and added the cheesy "power wagon" to your truck!
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There are a couple of methods to remove old decals. Be aware that you will see a difference in color between where the decal was and where it was not. One method is to use a heat gun and plastic scraper to remove the decals. I have used a 3M decal removeal wheel in a hand drill. Cost is about $40 and is quick once you get the feel. I do not recommend putting new decals over old ones.
When using the heat gun, what do you look for to judge that you have applied enough heat and not too much? I have charred the wood a few times when trying to remove stubborn paint from furniture and doors. Which solvent did you use to remove the remaining adhesive?
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LOL....at Cheesy remark....

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What do You have ? The Wagon make You wish You had one Boy?Small people like You should keep Your coments to Your self...I ...Will ...Bushman
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What do You have ? The Wagon make You wish You had one Boy?Small people like You should keep Your coments to Your self...I ...Will ...Bushman

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When using the heat gun, what do you look for to judge that you have applied enough heat and not too much? I have charred the wood a few times when trying to remove stubborn paint from furniture and doors. Which solvent did you use to remove the remaining adhesive?
If you heat the decals too much, they will wrinkle and start getting thin.
I heat the whole area of the decal that I'm about to do, then start pulling, adding just short (.5 sec) bursts at a time.
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