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    Removing Decals

    A car I bought has so many vendor decals on the lexan windows you can't see out of them. How do you remove these decals from lexan windows without screwing up the window?

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    try a heat gun and they should peel off but will leave the adhesive
    glue behind, to remove the glue you can first try soap and water,
    try a plastic edge to scrape off the adhesive, if not WD40 works great,
    might take alot but it does work, used it so as to not scratch the
    paint work. ALWAYS TEST A SMALL SPOT FIRST i am in the sign bus.
    and remove alot of vinyl

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    Everything he said plus goobegone works well on the glue also.

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    There are rubber eraser wheels that remove stripes and decals also, but be careful to move them so they don't heat up. A wax and grease remover will take adhesive off safely. Wet it scrape with plastic squeegee then rub with wet rag till gone. If you use heat gun make sure you don't over heat. 3M makes a spray that turns the whole thing into jelly but its messy and you have to clean adhesive afterward anyway.
    The older I get the less i know for sure Dennis

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    decals

    Yep the heat gun and goobegone. :lol:

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    yup like signsbyesa said :wink:
    If a 5 lb hammer can't fix it,it must be electrical
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    when the rubber wheel eraser came out it seemed like the answer
    to removing vinyl from the surface without marking the paint, but
    it proved wrong, it left swirl marks and burn marks and it did not
    become popular with sign guys, in the sign business we don't want
    to take all day to remove graphics, the heatgun worked for me
    and many other sign companies, heat gun and adhesive remover,
    i did try easyoff but it marked the surface so i never again tried
    any liquid again in fear of having the paint ruined, but now days
    the digital print has taken over individual lettering 8)

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    Decals

    I've used WD-40 with good results.

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    Re: Decals

    Quote Originally Posted by fla1976
    I've used WD-40 with good results.
    Yup.Me,too.
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    I gotta try some of the solutions on my '68Nova, it appears to me the decal is seared into my glass, hopefully it is just residue, have cleaned it well, feel nothing on the glass, but on a bright day you can see the decal outline.

    What I was actually gonna say was, you ought to try WD-40 on an aluminum intake with a small wire brush-looks like it just came out out of the box new!!


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