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Grit dog

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Posted: 04/19/19 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be real careful on filon/fiberglass with eraser wheels. They work, but burn the thin gel coat easily.


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Posted: 04/19/19 02:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After trying several methods a heat gun from Harbor Freight and some plastic razor blades worked best for me. A hair dryer did not get hot enough. I have a can of decal remover and a 3M eraser wheel in the garage, neither work well on aluminum siding.

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Posted: 04/19/19 02:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Although all the methods mentioned above have some degree of success, I used a plastic razor blade and a product called "Rapid Remover" on the sides of my aluminum boat. The decals on my boat were baked on after 13 years. RR worked like no other.


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Posted: 11/11/19 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Time to report. Eraser wheel burned the gel coat so I ordered the GraffXoff suggested. Bought the smallest bottle to try it. Works great! Will order a bigger bottle now.


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Posted: 11/11/19 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank for letting us know.
How much effort with the grafx stuff?
I've always been a fan of heat gun and razor for crusty old decals.
Eraser wheel for tough double sided tape.
I've got a bunch to remove on the TC if I get time.
Quicker the better!

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Posted: 11/11/19 10:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Xoff is very easy. Let it soak much longer than suggested if cooler. Scrape with plastic blade and wash up with warm soapy water.

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Posted: 11/12/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bionic Man wrote:

Even if you remove the graphic, after 10 years you will have ghosting on the side of the trailer.


Did you end up with ghosting after removal? If so, you might check out places that do vehicle wraps. Probably expensive to wrap the whole RV, but they could probably do something for just that area which would be cool, custom, and unique.

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Posted: 11/12/19 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes of course there is ghosting but it’s not as bad a look as the bug, sun and wind damaged cracked up aged-looked that it had.
I’d like to do something classy and unique in its place. But first I’d like to try and polish it up as best I can.
Has anyone seen unique replacements?
The decals that look like someone dipped a cows tail in a pail of paint and swiped it on were redone at factory by previous owner. So they are in good shape. They did not redo the Name CC or the ugly
pictures. That’s what I’m taking off.
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the 3m wheels don't burn like the less expensive ones

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ivbinconned wrote:

Time to report. Eraser wheel burned the gel coat so I ordered the GraffXoff suggested. Bought the smallest bottle to try it. Works great! Will order a bigger bottle now.


Good to know, 3M adhesive remover worked on the sides on mine ,but the Montana Logo on the front of my 2008 fifth wheel ,the 3M adhesive remover did not touch it, eraser wheel would not either, I literally had to scrape it off with a razor blade, and then it was not easy .

May have to try that GraffXoff

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