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Old 10-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Removing Decals - Does anyone have...

..an eraser wheel I can borrow?

I have an 08 team blue and want to remove the stickers so it looks like this:

Removing Decals - Does anyone have...

doing it by hand, even with a hair dryer is proving to be extremely inefficient. Been at it for hours and am barely half way done with one side and my hands have been cramping up worse than a teenager's who's girlfriend won't let him do the nasty.

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what part of town are you in? I could give you a hand. I'm pretty good at it.
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I have been using Goo gone, it's great for getting off the residue, but doesn't help for when taking off the actual stickers.


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what part of town are you in? I could give you a hand. I'm pretty good at it.
upper Kirby area. That would be great if you could.
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It looks like you've got someone to help, but it's really simple to do on your own. All you need to do is hit them with a heat gun, or leave it out in the sun. Peel slowly at a 60 degree angle and the minimal amount of residual adhesive can be cleaned away with wd40. If you use heat, it minimizes the separation of the adhesive layer from the vinyl.

When we remove wraps from vehicles we hit it with a huge torch and it pulls right off leaving little to no adhesive behind.
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It looks like you've got someone to help, but it's really simple to do on your own. All you need to do is hit them with a heat gun, or leave it out in the sun. Peel slowly at a 60 degree angle and the minimal amount of residual adhesive can be cleaned away with wd40. If you use heat, it minimizes the separation of the adhesive layer from the vinyl.

When we remove wraps from vehicles we hit it with a huge torch and it pulls right off leaving little to no adhesive behind.
yea problem is I don't have a heat gun, lol.

And I don't have any experience with just how hot you can get the surface without worrying about damaging paint.

out of curiosity, has anyone used an eraser wheel? I saw some video's of it and it looks like it works incredibly well.
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what part of town are you in? I could give you a hand. I'm pretty good at it.
Am I the only one to see the humor in this?
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Lol, nice.
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yea problem is I don't have a heat gun, lol.

And I don't have any experience with just how hot you can get the surface without worrying about damaging paint.

out of curiosity, has anyone used an eraser wheel? I saw some video's of it and it looks like it works incredibly well.
which is why i added "or leave it in the sun" removes the guess work, probably too cold out for that now. Usually works best in the middle of our beautiful Texas summers.

I've used eraser wheels, I prefer heat as there is still a manual cleanup after an eraser wheel, since it deposits smears of adhesive as it removes them.
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a Lil Chizler helps get the peeling process started. As already stated, a heat gun works the best. You can get one at Home Depot for less than $50. After you remove the vinyl, you need to remove the adhesive. Many products for adhesive remover out there. If done right with the heat gun, there won't be much adhesive left behind.
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HUGE thank you to SPEED FREAK DECALS.

I went up to his place earlier today and we got them off.
I think he was expecting it to be a little easier than it turned out to be.
The left side peeled off pretty easily, but the right side was a big PITA. Heat gun and little chisler worked.....slowly

and while we were at it got my chained tightened up too!

Again, big thanks!

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