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Posted: 08/16/21 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We used a hand-held hair dryer and a putty knife to remove decals that had begun pealing on our RV. Just took some time, a little physical effort, and then used goo b gone to get the glue residue off.


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Posted: 08/16/21 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hair dryer or heat gun on low with a scraper, plastic so as not to scratch the gelgoat. It takes lots of time & lots of patience to get the heat & scrape combo right.

Get the glue off with lacquer thinners, cheap & what stuff like goo gone is probably based on anyway.


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Posted: 08/17/21 12:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Veebyes wrote:



Get the glue off with lacquer thinners, cheap & what stuff like goo gone is probably based on anyway.


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While Goo Gone may have petroleum based products in it, I would choose it as a starting product way before choosing any sort of Lacquer Thinners which includes Toluene and Acetone in very high concentrations..

One can always look up the SDS on products..

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Oh I never said anything about the hazzardness of lacquer thinners or acetone etc. Yes they are.

They work & they often cost much less than other products carrying a different name.

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Posted: 08/17/21 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Goo Gone works surprisingly well for many types of adhesives and it does so with minimal risk to paints and surfaces and not to mention your own personal health.

Lacquer thinners however can damage paint and your health and not to mention there are many types of paint thinner meant for use with epoxy paints and such and great care and respect needs to given to those.

Goo Gone often needs time to break down the adhesives and may require several applications and rubbing but for the most part there have been very few stickers that it hasn't worked very well on that I have removed over the yrs.

With that said, I have often heard that WD-40 may even work and there are purpose made decal removers made by most automotive paint manufacturers that most likely will work better than paint thinners.

You have to attack the glue base and the glue base may not respond to paint thinners.

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I've had terrific luck with a product called GraphXOff. Its a thick gel which is applied with a paint brush. Let it sit fir about 10 minutes and the decal bubbles up. Take a plastic scraper and remove the decal. Reapply the GraphXOff on the remaining glue, wait a few minutes and the glue residue scrapes right off. It won't damage the paint and is easily washed off. I've used this for 5 years now. As the decals deteriorate, I remove them(and don't replace them).

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