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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 1:51 am    Post subject: Removing Stickers from Moving Truck Reply with quote

I got a question in regards to a moving truck.

I have bought a moving company and the logo's on the moving tuck are from the old company and I want to get them removed and replaced ASAP.

Does anyone know how or what can remove these stickers?

Is there a chemical or anything I can use or does it have to be done by a professional? If so, does anyone know how much something like that will cost?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it vinyl decals? If so, use a heat gun to soften them up, get an edge started and slowly remove. Note that depending how long they were on there, it COULD start to remove paint, if the paint is not in good shape, so keep an eye for that. To the glue that remains, goo gone works great. The key to getting vinyl off is using heat to soften and warm it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they are Vinyl stickers but not 100% sure - I will need to check on that.

The truck is so big its going to be a pain in the ass to get them removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Molson is spot on. The car on the left gets hit with about $700 worth of vinyl every spring and every fall it all gets removed. the heat gun when used carefully does the trick. Note that to much heat applied in one place will soften the paint as well as the vinyl so use caution. Im sure you probably already know this but if the truck has spent its life out in the sun once the vinyl is removed you will be able to clearly see where the stickers were as the paint under the stickers will not match the paint that was exposed to the elements
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used a heat gun and a hair drier on aluminum but I could never get the goo off very well I try that goo be gone next time.. By the way my first thought when I read the post was " stop the truck first" only kidding Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lighter fluid on a rag will remove the goo without damaging the paint in my experiences. I take off all the waning stickers on my snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, etc. They are ugly to look at.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran a sign shop for 9 years, Heat gun and plastic razor blades (great invention) use lighter fluid for the easy stuff and naptha for the hard stuff (with gloves). Depending on the condition of the paint, to remove hard glue, brake fliud on newspaper (let it sit) makes a good contact glue remover.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alien BBQ wrote:
brake fliud on newspaper (let it sit) makes a good contact glue remover.


Brake fluid if left on the paint for to long will take it down to metal. Be very careful.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 07 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gil wrote:
lighter fluid on a rag will remove the goo without damaging the paint in my experiences. I take off all the waning stickers on my snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, etc. They are ugly to look at.


Lighter fluid also works great for removing donuts from your vinyl if you ever have to lean on anybody while driving your moving truck around Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07 07 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3M makes an excellent decal removing wheel that attaches to a drill.

I think it is called the "Stripe off wheel"

it feels like silicone rubber, They are used in very high-end body shops to remove vinyl tape striping used by some dealers for add-ons. i have used them in the past and the remove all the decal & adhesive with absolutely no damage to the paint.

here is a link to it on amazon;
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Stripe-Wheel-07498-Hardware/dp/B00063VT0G
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07 07 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

istock74 wrote:
gil wrote:
lighter fluid on a rag will remove the goo without damaging the paint in my experiences. I take off all the waning stickers on my snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, etc. They are ugly to look at.


Lighter fluid also works great for removing donuts from your vinyl if you ever have to lean on anybody while driving your moving truck around Laughing


ha! I know what you mean!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07 07 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hells yeah Jim. You running asphalt or dirt? The FWD class has really caught on around here. Especially since IMCA began sanctioning them under the Sport Compact banner. Always cool to meet a fellow racer. Here's a bigger pic of the jalopy.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08 07 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raced on 1/3 mile asphalt. I sold the car in the winter of 2005/06 when I bought my house. Sad I raced that car for 2 seasons, and crewed on a late model for 2 seasons previous. I would LOVE to try dirt track.

And same here, the FWD/4 banger class has really took off, car counts are high and "B" features/comps are common, its like the old days where you actually HAD to qualify to make the feature. In my rookie season I finished 10th out of 28 cars, and second season 6th out of about 35. Not bad for a car that took NO work during the week and was 95% stock.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08 07 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I hear that. One of my best friends and former crew members races a fwd and while he's sleeping i'm burning the midnight oil. He bought a complete turn key car painted and lettered for what i spend on tires.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14 07 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try FELLERS they are a vinyl banner graphic supply company. probably one near bham

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