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Old 12-08-2014, 11:43 PM   #1
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Removing Decals.......

What is the best way to remove old vinyl decals from my MH???
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:31 AM   #2
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Removing Decals

On a hot day in the sun with the heat from a hair dryer. You will develop a touch as to when the decal is soft enough to pull off without being too soft and tearing. Work slowly.
Just be aware that the paint under the decal may not match the surrounding area. More so if you try any type of rubbing or solvents. Good Luck
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:05 AM   #4
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On a hot day in the sun with the heat from a hair dryer. You will develop a touch as to when the decal is soft enough to pull off without being too soft and tearing. Work slowly.
Just be aware that the paint under the decal may not match the surrounding area. More so if you try any type of rubbing or solvents. Good Luck
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I just removed all of my decals last summer. I tried many methods, including a heat gun, and various chemicals, and most methods left a lot of adhesive behind, which takes forever to remove.

So, I waited for a hot day, in the sun as mentioned above, and it worked great! Once the conditions were right, the decals came right off with 99% of the adhesive as well.

This may be the wrong time of year for you, but good luck!
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I used the Scotch company version of the vinyl decal eraser linked above. Regardless of how you remove them, more than likely the outline of the decals will remain. On my Coachmen the outlines were quite evident. I ended up sanding over where the decals were and then the whole MH. That was followed by priming, then painting the whole motor home. Came out nice. Just sold it yesterday 2 days after adding pics to a craiglist ad I had placed 4 days earlier.
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Thanks for the advice! As is usually the case with "the dutch" this project is gonna spiral into a big deal. I love my crappy little camper
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Waited for a warm day and used WD40! Worked like a champ.
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I just removed some decals yesterday...55 degrees outside and overcast. I used a painter's heat gun on high...about 6 inches away from the decal. Used a plastic razor blade in a holder. It worked to get the decal off, but found out that if I heated the decal just a little, it would pull off faster by using my fingers. If I got it too hot, it would stretch and break. This procedure does not remove the glue. For that I used Rapid Remover and the plastic razor blade. It came off pretty quickly. The outlines of the old decals still show. Will tackle that later.
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Thanks for the advice! As is usually the case with "the dutch" this project is gonna spiral into a big deal. I love my crappy little camper

Glad to see you are still having a good time with it. Welcome to the forum as well. Frank


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Thanks Frank! We love the Dutch! Going on another week long hunting trip next week, and taking it to Wisconsin this summer. Hope you got your issues ironed out with your new rig.
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I used a steam wallpaper remover to make quick work to an old fifthwheel.Click image for larger version

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