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Old 05-17-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Faded vinyl decals

Is there anybody out there that has any sort of rehabilitation luck of those faded vinyl decals on the coach short of takin them off and installin new ones (this would be a bad job)
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Age and condition will dictate if you have any chance of reviving them. Chances are you won't. After years in the sun they dry out. Save your energy and remove them then hope you can find replacements.
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I'm with Don, If your decals are really faded and have small cracks its time to remove. I tried lots of different things to try to get my vinyl to look better but finally removed old vinyl and repainted strips with basecoat/clearcoat. Looks new again!!!!
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Mine were painted when I bought her,, just wax, looking good @ 32, JS, Tim
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I'm with Don, If your decals are really faded and have small cracks its time to remove. I tried lots of different things to try to get my vinyl to look better but finally removed old vinyl and repainted strips with basecoat/clearcoat. Looks new again!!!!
What procedure did you use to remove them? and paint them back on.
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What procedure did you use to remove them? and paint them back on.
I removed them with an astro brand vinyl strip and wood grain removal wheel. Looks like a large eraser on a shaft. Astro makes a kit with 12 wheels and the air tool needed, I got mine on amazon for about 110 bucks. I then masked, sanded, primed, base coated then cleared. Took two of us about 5 Sunday's and is it worth it!!
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Is there anybody out there that has any sort of rehabilitation luck of those faded vinyl decals on the coach short of takin them off and installin new ones (this would be a bad job)
Remove the old decals and have new ones made by your local decal man. The major job is to remove the old ones.
Depending upon size of your unit the decals can be removed and replaced for somewhere between $1000 and $1500.
Your local decal man can exactly duplicate your factory decals and apply them with no difficulty and the job will look like new. You do not have to get the decals from the manufacturer.
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