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Old 01-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Decal & stripe removal

Our 87 has the usual stripes down either side and along front of the rig. Over the years the orange one across the front has aged badly with cracking, peeling and bleaching.

So have started to use a hard rubber wheel made for removing pin striping & other decals. Works perfectly with a cordless drill although practicality demands a corded one.

Think a big eraser disc and you have this tool, just don't press too hard, even makes short work of the old adhesive, with just some residue left.




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Old 01-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Here's a couple of shots of about an hours work.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0020HQRQC

Here's a link to the eraser wheel listed on amazon, there's also a rubber tool made by 3M but its double the price of this one and they work just the same.
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Wow! What a neat tool. I've got to get me one.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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Definitely worth a try, probably better overall for pin striping and smaller decals but doing a good job on the thicker stripe. Just don't use on a faster speed than 4K on the drill and don't press too hard or can scar the surface beneath whether paint, clear coat or fiberglass gelcoat.

Just take your time and does a great job, lasts a good while too.
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Progress so far, used the wheel to remove the orange stripe and as much of the old adhesive as possible. Then tried a Bio degradable paint stripped I'd used on the rear bumper.

Amazingly being Bio it didn't affect the gel coat and made short work of the old stubborn adhesive. The stripper was perfect as the area will be rubbed down & a new stripe painted instead of a decal.

The headlight surrounds will need to be rubbed down as they are painted fiberglass so no beige gelcoat.

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That's just the tool I'm looking for. I wish I knew about it when I was taking the pin- stripeing off the Jeep.
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