Removing Transfers

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  1. Tootles

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    Any idea on the best way to remove a large 'Hymer' transfer from the bodywork?? it's been there from new, and I can get a new one, but not sure how to safely remove the old........Thought of a heat gun, but that could damage the paint underneath.
     
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    Toffee wheels work quite well and not expensive.

    Ebay - 290544377271
     
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    oxy acetylene torch or an angle grinder.. :D..

    finish off with an orbital sander ..:cool:
     
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    Hmmmmmmm.....Are you sure Jim?? Right, will pop down and start at once! Thanks for the tip, mate. (y)(y)
     
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    Got my 1991 decals off with a hairdryer on medium heat, moving hairdryer as I peeled decal off



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    Excellent idea jim, you could make a fortune at this game defo give you a shout when I want mine doing keep up the good work
     
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    he never said sensible answers only.. :LOL:

    As Vic said.. but I'd use a heat gun , low heat setting and keep it moving..
     
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    That's how I did mine on the Autoquest.
    Changing it to Burstner to add value are you? :LOL:
     
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    No, to SWIFT because it lets in that much water.......:rofl:
     
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    Heat gun on low heat use a stanly knife to pick up the edge when you get them off there will be some glue left traffic film remover and a bit of elbow grease will remove the residual glue.
    Used this method to remove signage on vehicles I used to buy for my company
    especially ex police vehicles getting all that crap they stick to them can be a bit of a job
    bill
     
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  11. Tootles

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    Thanks Bill.....Is that why your van says POLITE on the front???:)
     
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    I've been taking off decals for years, used all sorts of methods but now we do the same as the motor auctions and use a wallpaper steamer.
     
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    Hot Water , it will remove any transfer and no damage .
     
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    Another vote for the wallpaper steamer here. Its better with 2 of you, one with the steamer and one pulling the graphic. Start by getting one end of the graphic hot and picking it, then just keep the steamer ahead of the graphic as the other pair of hands pull it off.
     
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    Steamer is a good commercial method
    a lot depends on the quality of the original decals.
     
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    I'd like to remove a lot of Man Utd, Man City and Liverpool transfers from the premier league this season... (n):whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    Heat gun and fingernails. With care. Keep it moving.
     
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    You forgot the t cut for the final polish !!
     
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