Removing Cracked Faded RV Graphics
This video shows you how I remove old faded cracked decals from our 2011 Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel trailer.
First, I hit the decal with a bit of heat from my heat gun set on low. If I can, I try and peel the graphic off by hand, which tends to take the adhesive, making clean up much easier. If it won't peel off by hand, I hit it with a bit more heat and scape the remaining vinyl decal away with a hive tool.
Once I have all the vinyl material removed, I use mineral spirits to soften the remaining adhesive and scrape it off with the hive tool. Warning! Mineral Spirits may damage some RV sidewall material. Test on a small area first.
To finish the job, I reclean the area with first LA's Totally Awesome cleaner, then 70% rubbing alcohol, and finally do a rewax.
Nice video showing your process. Did you check into a decal remover wheel? It attaches to a drill and is like a big eraser. I bought one from Amazon to remove paint and decals from previous owner and it works very well. There are many YouTube videos on these wheels.
Thanks, I'm going to try a wheel on the other side to compare.
Ray, try 3M Gereal Purpose Adhesive Remover. This stuff comes in handy for so many projects that I always keep it on hand. Won’t damage finishes. What detainers use.
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