Removing Decals

Old 04-21-2008, 04:26 AM
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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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Old 04-21-2008, 05:50 AM
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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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Old 04-21-2008, 06:52 AM
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Everything he said plus goobegone works well on the glue also.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:20 PM
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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.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:33 PM
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Yep the heat gun and goobegone. :lol:
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:20 PM
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yup like signsbyesa said :wink:
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:32 AM
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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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Old 05-02-2008, 02:01 PM
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I've used WD-40 with good results.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fla1976
I've used WD-40 with good results.
Yup.Me,too.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:26 PM
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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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