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Old 11-21-2022, 06:59 AM   #15
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Once you start sanding you are committed to a very expensive project. Work on getting the residue off from the stickers. It's a lot of work but you don't have to do it all at once. After that, use a good polishing compound and a random orbital polisher. You'll be surprised how much better it will look and how little it will cost. A half-a____ paint job will look worse and cost more to fix in the long run than Leaving it the way it is. If you don't want to remove the residue yourself, hire someone to do it. It's still going to be cheaper in the long run. Chuck
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:44 AM   #16
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Just an adhesive remover. Leave the sander at home.

I’ve used Goo Gone on mild adhesive removals with fair results.
But on heavy adhesive Goo Gone wasn’t up to par. For the heavy stuff use Goof Off in the aerosol can.
Acetone is ok, but if used to much it will thin the paint.
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Old 11-22-2022, 01:51 PM   #17
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Do not sand and paint it. Doing a half way decent job would take weeks and cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Pressure wash the crap out of it. Try several adhesive removers to see which works the best and get rid of all of thr residue. Then get ready for the hard part - cutting and buffing it. Use an old school buffer with a wool pad and products made for fiber glass. Stock up on Advil - you will be sore.

I have done two different houseboats this way with a lot more surface area than that RV. Done correctly, it will shine up nicely.
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If a local guy and you have not committed to the sale yet I would request permission to attempt removal of the residue from 1 orv2 of the stickers using the glue removal solvents mentioned. I'd base my offer on an extrapolation of time, # stickers & effort required. Basically.... what is your time & effort worth?
The good part is there is no rush as you can work an area as time permits.
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