Large decal/sticker removal

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  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    I need to remove some large decals from the side of a box van and looking for a faster alternative than a heat gun.Years ago they made a round rubber eraser looking thing that you could use on a die grinder of drill but from what I can remember they were kinda expensive and didn't last long.Any suggestions???
    Pics of decals.
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  2. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    Still the eraser method is probably the easiest.
     
  3. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Buy some eraser wheels for cheap off Amazon and hate your life for an hour or two.
     
  4. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    Get the 3M eraser wheels, seem to do better and last longer. If you hadn't tried the heat gun, that may be your fastest way. Really depends on the decal. Some are easy, some are like rock.
     
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  5. PAT Ventures

    PAT Ventures Well-Known Member

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    Chemicals, talk to a sign shop or sign shop supplier. They got stuff to do this.
     
  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    second the 3m wheel i got another brand and it didnt work good got the 3m and was done pretty fast
     
  7. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Eraser Wheels
     
  8. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Prestige Worldwide

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    Are you going to do something cool with the Van? RV?
     
  9. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    No I bought it for parts


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  10. Wes

    Wes Well-Known Member

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    Heat gun and your fingernail.
     
  11. 49willys

    49willys Well-Known Member

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    Just take the saw-all and remove substructure at the same time, nice clean removal, can't even see where the logo used to be.
     
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  12. Will Carter

    Will Carter Well-Known Member

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    Hot water steam pressure washer.
     
  13. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    High pressure pressure washer.. saw one on hydraulic press channel that would do the job nicely. Iirc it was like 45,000 psi. Or more. Units may be wrong, but it would slice through body panels with a narrow tip, or just strip the paint off instantly with a wider tip.
     
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  14. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    That'd definitely do it! We use a water jet with a spinning nozzle to strip metal spray off of our parts at work. Same thing though, you can cut it in half if you don't keep it moving!
     
  15. spraypaintman

    spraypaintman Well-Known Member

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    spraypaint :D
     
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  16. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    I've got a high volume/ high pressure hot water pres washer and a Penske truck with peeling vinyl I'm gonna try this on. Hope you're not full of shit, was about to do it with an eraser wheel.
     
  17. Will Carter

    Will Carter Well-Known Member

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    Crank it to 11 and go. Has always worked well with mine. Have to watch out when washing stuff that I want to keep stickers on. Equipment and stuff...
     

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