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userold No7
Posted: 17 September 2015 11:31 PM
Subject: vinyl stickers
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hi got some vinyl stickers to renew on my autosleeper any ideas on best way to remove old ones
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 18 September 2015 8:23 AM
Subject: RE: vinyl stickers

Location: MODERATOR - 2015 Rapido 640F LHD 2.3ltr 150bhp

A GOOGLE-search on "removing vinyl decals" retrieves a good deal of information on the subject

The basic method involves using a heat source (eg. a hair-drier or heat gun) to soften the decal’s adhesive and - once the decal itself has been peeled/scraped off - using a cleaner to remove any adhesive residue remaining.

You’ll see that there are products available that will penetrate the decal and assist the removal process but, whatever you do, you’’ll need to be careful not to damage the surface that the decal is attached to.

If there’s a car bodywork repair specialist near you, or a company that produces vehicle signs/decals, it would be wise to ask their advice on the best way to tackle the removal and replacement processes.
Posted: 19 September 2015 9:27 PM
Subject: RE: vinyl stickers
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Location: Welsh Wales

dryer, gently heat until pliable and adhesive starts to give then peel back keeping the heat at the point of attached/released.  Don't overheat the vinyl.  Cleaning the residue is achieved with petrol or brake cleaner (aerosol type) which takes the adhesive off andevaporates without attacking the paintwork.  Using trade cleaner is an expensive way of going about it.
Posted: 21 September 2015 6:57 AM
Subject: RE: vinyl stickers

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Location: Sydney Australia 2020 ADRIA Coral XL 660SCS.

After reading this thread and reviewing the utube clips I decided to remove a big ugly vinyl decal that the selling dealer placed on the rear of my Tracker. I really hate it when they place their advertising on MY vehicle. So with the ladder in place and the co-drivers hair dryer I followed the instructions, a little heat, finger nail under the first letter and bingo off it came. Twenty minutes later and all the letters were off. Next I used "shellite" a light duty solvent to wipe off the leftover adhesive bits then out with the polish and all done. Thank you "old no 7" for starting this thread and to Derek & Roger for the advice offered also a big thank you. 
Cheers Gary.

Edited by Geeco 2015-09-21 7:00 AM
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