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Removing decals


elmscroft
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Use either boiling water or a hot air gun. With the latter be very careful to avoid overheating & bubbling the paint.

Use a suitable cleaner to remove sticky residue. There are proprietary cleaners for this but they tend to be trade only. Be careful if you use thinners, it is a paint solvent after all & if the vehicle has had a repair in the area using 1k materials you WILL remove the paint.

I don't advise using sharp metal blades as a remover - unless used EXTREMELY carefully after the hot air/water treatment and with a proper blade holder as a slip will cause paint damage. I do a lot of paintwork for a used van dealer & this can be a nice little earner when previous owners have attempted to take the old logos off with a blade!

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