Sticker/Transfer removal..

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Other than a hair drier what is the best way to get thick`ish transfers.. off the side of a vehicle.. ?

    Thanks.
     
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    Try WD 40 it normally works well.
     
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    Depends what stickers. If just stick on vinyl then usually a hot jetwash will do the trick - don't leave too long on one spot as you can take you paint with it. Keep at an angle and it will fly off, laving just glue. Tar and glue remover will get rid of that.

    If on something like a motorcycle, it will more that likely be underneath the lacquer.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks.. :thumb:

    They are stickers I put on a fibreglass trailer, and they are starting to peel on the edges and look tatty.. :Sad:
     
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    Don't get WD40 on plastic windows - it may craze the finish. The hair dryer is probably the best solution. I used one to get some transfers off my MH and it worked fine.
     
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    Try Label Removal Spray. Carefully.
     
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    I had to get some nasty ones off a bus I had before this van. I ended up buying something I think was called a toffee wheel. It was hard work but it did a great job.
     
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    Hi Mo,
    My chance to help you. Most stickers come off easily. I always just stand the vehicle in the sun, if you have any. This will lightly warm the graphic and it should come off with the glue. Otherwise lightly use heat from a hair dryer or heatgun, but NOT much heat. If to much heat is applied the transfer seperates from the glue and makes it stick harder. Remember to peel SLOWLY. I know most people want it removed quickly but if pulled hard it will tear causing you more grief.
    These ways of removing have worked fine for me in over 30 years of manufacturing / removing graphics. Good luck as it is a slow process.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks every one... :thumb:

    With a bit of sun and a warm not hot hair drier they are coming off..

    Got some "Sticky stuff" remover to get the excess glue off...

    Jobs a good-un.. :thumb:
     
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    Bring it round here----The local 'wildlife' are quite expert at peeling stickers off and nicking name plates,all at no cost for the service!
     
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