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Old 01-13-2021, 10:29 PM   #1
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2015 Blackstone Decals

Has anyone had any luck replacing the decals on their ORV? My 2015 Blackstone has some fading decals and I would like to replace them. Thanks for all info!
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Old 01-14-2021, 12:23 AM   #2
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Best bet is to contact the Factory.
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:39 PM   #3
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Has anyone had any luck replacing the decals on their ORV? My 2015 Blackstone has some fading decals and I would like to replace them. Thanks for all info!
I’m pretty sure we gonna need to go aftermarket. ORV parts department say graphic for our rigs are no longer serviced.
One after market place wanted $1500.00 for a set. Told them I’d be in touch......
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I recently had the decals replaced on my 1999 Bigfoot TC......the company scanned and reproduced them and even changed the color for me; it looked fabulous when done.

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I removed about 60% of the decals and to me and others I have shown in person, it has a much better look. You could remove the worst of them and see then if you need to add some back.
I just posted photos of my trailer with 60% decals removed under the mods section.
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:26 AM   #6
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I had to remove and replace 5 of my decals on the 2016 GP. They are medium gray in color. They seemed more prone to the sun fade.

I was fortunate that ORV had some in stock. I called their parts department and they sent a graphics design build sheet to me by pdf file. Then I just told them wich ones needed replacement. I also understand good graphic sign companies can duplicate them if you let them trace and photograph them before removal. Good shops will use 3M vinyl.

Taking them off is major grunt work. I heated them with a heat gun and just scraped them off. Takes hours depending on how many have to come off. Have to be careful with the heat gun. Two of mine were the very top long decals at the roof.

But much of the sticky glue remains after that. Then you have to use solvent to remove the glue. I ended up using diesel fuel to remove the glue without damage to the fiberglass siding. You will have fading where the decal was, so it's important to match the decal as best as you can. Then I waxed and polished the rig after that. I estimate I saved at least $2k doing it myself.

Good luck. This work is doable if you have the patience.
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While I agree that removing the old decals is a big job. There are many products that work and are safe for your fiberglass. Just do a google search and you will see many videos and products to use. ie goo-gone works great on the glue and when cleaned off after will not do damage like diesel fuel.

I admit that removing decals is MUCH less work when the trailer is newer like mine, but I also did my old 5er when it was 10 years old and the decals were faded, cracking and very ugly. Clearly it is much better to be proactive on this project and not wait until they old and baked on.

As egwilly stated: "it is doable" and in the long run much very worth it.
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This stuff works great for removing decals ....
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MSFD50H
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While I agree that removing the old decals is a big job. There are many products that work and are safe for your fiberglass. Just do a google search and you will see many videos and products to use. ie goo-gone works great on the glue and when cleaned off after will not do damage like diesel fuel.

I admit that removing decals is MUCH less work when the trailer is newer like mine, but I also did my old 5er when it was 10 years old and the decals were faded, cracking and very ugly. Clearly it is much better to be proactive on this project and not wait until they old and baked on.

As egwilly stated: "it is doable" and in the long run much very worth it.
For the record...I tried the other goo removers. Didn't work well.
Diesel fuel did not damage my gelcoat.

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This stuff works great for removing decals ....
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MSFD50H
Certainly hope so for $30 a bottle!
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I'll try Todd again on the decals. I asked during the holidays and I think they were pretty busy. Even if I got the color codes and material info I could try to source it myself. One side gets the sun and has faded and cracked while the other side is pretty much pristine. Hope to only replace the faded side.
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The decals fading and the gel coat oxidation is the reason I am considering a rv cover. Jury is still out since they are a pain to put on and take off.

Just completed the wax and polish on the fifth wheel. Two weeks working a little bit at a time. 3 hours a day. All I can stand at my age!
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I hope to remove as many of the decals as possible after I pick up my ORV
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