decals and decal remover

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Adria 5, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Adria 5

    Adria 5 Read Only Funster

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    hi In the latest MMM mag theres a article about applying decals in detail but only about 3 lines in removing them theres drill attachment so they say to remove the top layer but i would be wary off this because you might burn the paint work if you drill to fast:Doh:

    Is there a product to remove decals and can you get replica decals for a swift?

    ray
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi ray,
    not sure about a 'product' but i find the best thing is a hair-drier. enough heat to soften the adhesive but not enough to soften the paint.
    just do a small area at a time and peel off gently, folding back and holding as flat as possible to the panel. DONT pull to fast or at a 90* angle cos it can lift the paint. DONT use a heatgun even on a low setting unless you want a re-spray.
    to remove the adhesive try neat fairy liquid and a cloth.

    i have seen genuine looking decals for various m/homes on e-bay.
    its a waste of time contacting swifts as they only point you to their dealers.

    john.
     
  3. Adria 5

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    hi thanks papajohn
    saw this on yank ebay here makes them think in the states:Cool:

    ray
     
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    I agree with the hairdrier recommendation, and the person who did the signwriting on our company van also suggested a steam wallpaper stripper - it brings the adhesive off more completely, he said, although I haven't tried it myself.
     
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    I am at present having problems with my Motiques on my Van they are allowing water to get underneath and bubbling.The Van is only 17 months old but as usual this is not covered by warranty.To replace them they are £58 + VAT. I also have had the wallpaper steamer recommended and then to wipe the area with petrol.
     
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    Your local vehicle paint spraying shop must be able to help on this one, they must have to deal with it a lot when they respray company vans etc.
     
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