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Old 04-06-2018, 09:17 AM   #29
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Using a 3M eraser wheel in a drill the decals will come off fairly quickly. There will still be a good bit of prep work once all the decals are off plus the labor involved in manufacture of the decals. The there's installation which will probably take a crew just to get them straight and bubble free. Under $1K is a good price.
A little off topic, but I have a little experience removing decals (when I worked as a mechanic we would have to remove the decals on the old police cars and maintenance vehicles before they went to auction).

I remember my first time trying to scrap them off and it was a nightmare (they are very brittle and chip off in little slivers/chunks) then an old-timer mechanic showed me the heat gun method. You just heat the decals and they soften up nicely and peel off in one stretchy piece like a fresh bumper sticker.
Of course the more area you can heat at one time the larger the piece is that will peel off. No damage to the paint as the heat gun does not get hot enough to burn paint.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #30
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and they soften up nicely and peel off in one stretchy piece like a fresh bumper sticker. t.
A few do. Many do not. BTDT
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:19 AM   #31
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Hi,

Just got a quote of 825$ to remove and replace
all the beat up Decals on my 2005 Damon Daybreak 35ft class A.

Material is Metalic vinyl and has a 6 year durability.

I probably woild go with a differenet colour.

How does the price seem?

Thanks,

Edit: Its 725$ for non metallic ones.
In my opinion, if I had to replace the decals, I would do a full paint job and include any design features I wanted. Moby Dick and the New Bedford waterfront, or maybe an Alaskan mural. Just a thought. Your money not mine. Spend wisely because you will have to redo them again.
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Here's a link to what I did on our last rig. http://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/new-graphics-178796.html

Did it all myself, and I'll just say that old baked on graphics are a TON of work to remove. But, got consistent compliments on the end result up until we sold her.


Wow, I like what you did and that companies website. Think I will contact them.
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[QUOTE=DGundy;4123059]In my opinion, if I had to replace the decals, I would do a full paint job and include any design features I wanted. Moby Dick and the New Bedford waterfront, or maybe an Alaskan mural. Just a thought. Your money not mine. Spend wisely because you will have to redo them

Paint would be nice but not worth it on a 20k coach.
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In my opinion, if I had to replace the decals, I would do a full paint job and include any design features I wanted. Moby Dick and the New Bedford waterfront, or maybe an Alaskan mural. Just a thought. Your money not mine. Spend wisely because you will have to redo them

Paint would be nice but not worth it on a 20k coach.
I was thinking the same thing. Although, there are places in Mexico you can get a whole coach done for $7,000 which is a pretty good deal and they do a good job.

I have partial paint on the lower half and my graphics are paint so they look pretty good. Except for the front, I think on the hood is stickers. The gelcoat on the other hand is aging, which sucks. Next coach...full body paint. By the time I get a new one, the full body paint ones will trickle down to my all cash price range.
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A few do. Many do not. BTDT
Mine were emphatically in the latter camp.

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Wow, I like what you did and that companies website. Think I will contact them.
Thanks! Despite all of the work, it really updated the rig. Definitely a sweat equity item.
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I had thought about a wrap too, much like we see on our buses. My question with this idea was with regard to how long it would hold up. I wonder if anyone has any experience with this?

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My Son had his Jeep Wrangler 4 door wrapped. Said it was good protection for paint and can be removed if sold. Original cost was about 2 grand I think.
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I got a quote a few years ago for the full replacement graphics set (4 colors) for our 2005 34' National Dolphin and it was $2200 US, not including shipping them to me from California to Canada or any labor to remove old & install new ones. Though the graphic set was more and larger pieces, I think your quote is very good.
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I just got quoted almost $3000 for a complete set of the original Damon Daybreak decals. Therefore below $1000 seems to me like a steal!
Thinking out loud I thought maybe if we get 5+ Damon Daybreak (ours is a 2006) owners together who want to replace the decals, we order one set and make another 5+ to split the cost. Anyone?

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Hi DJ,

I just googled rv wraps in my hometown in Michigan.

Not sure if we are going to go ahead yet.
Where? I'm not that far from Michigan, and that could be worth the trip.
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