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Old 02-24-2021, 12:16 AM   #1
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Faded Crack decals

Finally had enough of looking at the fading cracking decals and I知 having them removed. I知 going to have it color sanded and polished.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:41 AM   #2
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Old 02-24-2021, 01:15 AM   #3
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I’m not getting my hopes up too high! If it just doesn’t look dirty all the time I’ll be happy. The fading decals made it look unclean even after I had detail.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:10 AM   #4
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I知 not getting my hopes up too high! If it just doesn稚 look dirty all the time I値l be happy. The fading decals made it look unclean even after I had detail.
Im in the same boat. Driver side, afternoon sun side, is terrible. I pulled one decal off while camping at Pechanga cg. I bought several decal eraser wheels and removed another. I plan to remove all the cracked and peeling decal and leave the others if it looks ok. If not they all go. Front and back decals look good so I might leave them. Passenger side will be done last. Hopefully driverside will look good enough that I can leave some there. Just waiting for the weather to heat up a bit.

Who did you hire to do the work and for what price. We are pretty close to each other. If they are reasonable would rather pay then do the work my self


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Old 02-24-2021, 02:20 AM   #5
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Many of you have seen this 鍍ime-elapsed video of decal removal.
It痴 entertaining...

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Old 02-24-2021, 02:24 AM   #6
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Many of you have seen this 鍍ime-elapsed video of decal removal.
It痴 entertaining...

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Great video but unfortunately for me that wont work for me. If the decals are cracked you cant peel them off and most of mine are. THe ones intact will come off easy. You guys have inspired me to get off my butt and get to work on it. Pics to follow


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Old 02-24-2021, 02:39 PM   #7
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My decals were so far gone that they were starting to attack the finish underneath! In some places they left a 都tain on the finish that had to be wet sanded. It wasn稚 cheap Jerry! About a $100.00 a foot when it all done. They池e doing some other things too, that痴 why the cost is so high.
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My decals were so far gone that they were starting to attack the finish underneath! In some places they left a 都tain on the finish that had to be wet sanded. It wasn稚 cheap Jerry! About a $100.00 a foot when it all done. They池e doing some other things too, that痴 why the cost is so high.
Not cheap at all. The decal I already removed has a shadow around it. To me it's just the finish had darkened because of the sun and weather. I hope I can buffer that out. Time will tell

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Old 02-24-2021, 03:52 PM   #9
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Not done yet, still have to polish, buff and then reseal the seams. Looks like thats the way it supposed look!? I had a 64 Pontiac I paid good money to put ghost flames on it. Little did I know. By the way this will be the second day with a crew of 4 working on it. Mine was in bad condition. That’s after having it detail once a year too! California and the the desert sun just chew the finish up.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:00 PM   #10
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This is what the front decal did!
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Old 02-25-2021, 03:24 AM   #11
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This is what the front decal did!
I may have some of that going on
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Do not wait for it to get worse. Remove them before they imprint into the finish!
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:26 AM   #13
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Do not wait for it to get worse. Remove them before they imprint into the finish!
Just saw your mh is the same year as mine and we only live a few cities away. Guess that's why our decals look the same

I'm going to start tomorrow removing the cracked decals first then decide if I want to remove the good ones

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Decal removal has begun. It's slow going with the cracked decals. Had some that were ok. Hit it with a heat gun for a bit then slowly pull. Few of them came off several was a no go. So had to use the decal eraser tool and drill. It works good but it's slow and the sun is kicking my butt

Did the cargo doors and now starting on the front side area. Looks like this will be am early morning job and stopping when the sun is just to much

Tge decal definitely has a different color under them. I'll need to buy a da buffer and gel coat cleaner. Hope it cleans up

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I removed the front decal last December and this is the 都tain in left on the RV! That痴 when I started to remove the other ones that were looking the same..
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I removed the front decal last December and this is the 都tain in left on the RV! That痴 when I started to remove the other ones that were looking the same..
I've got some of that stain on the cargo doors and I'm sure I'll get more if it as I continue. This will be an early morning/evening job

I plan to leave the front and rear decals for now. They are looking good

I'm not in a hurry to get it done so little each day

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Decal removal has begun. It's slow going with the cracked decals. Had some that were ok. Hit it with a heat gun for a bit then slowly pull. Few of them came off several was a no go. So had to use the decal eraser tool and drill. It works good but it's slow and the sun is kicking my butt

Did the cargo doors and now starting on the front side area. Looks like this will be am early morning job and stopping when the sun is just to much

Tge decal definitely has a different color under them. I'll need to buy a da buffer and gel coat cleaner.
Take your time, and concentrate on task right in front of you.
It's like eating an elephant. You don't eat the whole thing in one shot just one bite at a time!
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:29 AM   #18
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After much elbow grease (there痴 not mine) the shiny finish came back. Most of the decal area痴 look real good almost like thats how it came from the factory! I have 2 areas where the stain could not be 100% removed but there much better than they were before. It was worth the time effort and money in my opinion.
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After much elbow grease (there痴 not mine) the shiny finish came back. Most of the decal area痴 look real good almost like thats how it came from the factory! I have 2 areas where the stain could not be 100% removed but there much better than they were before. It was worth the time effort and money in my opinion.
Can you take some pics from a little further back and tge other side
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