|05-30-2012 09:23 PM|
|05-29-2012 07:37 AM|
Im glad you lost that job,it was DEFINATELY going to turn into a can of wporms...........
|05-29-2012 04:38 AM|
I have a few ...free. well,except for the shipping...
BTW ,I am my wifes tool....
|05-29-2012 04:34 AM|
|deadbodyman||Well I didnt get the job so I 'll never know, the owner of electric shop is having new vinyl with his name on it and the company is either going right over the lod stuff or they'll remove the old stuff as part of the job....I'm kinda glad ,I had a feeling this one was going to bite me.|
|05-27-2012 07:11 AM|
I bought some fittings and 15 ft of fuel rated rubber hose from Napa and use a camper bottle and took apart a small hand held bottle torch. the camper refill is a lot cheaper than buying the green quart propane bottles.
|04-08-2012 01:51 PM|
|DanTwoLakes||The absolute last thing my wife would ever buy me is a tool of any kind.|
|04-08-2012 12:18 PM|
|04-08-2012 10:06 AM|
|04-06-2012 12:17 PM|
I've had a little experience with this and I found that if you could heat from the backside of the panel the decal would almost fall off. Be careful not to overheat the panel as it could soften the paint. Otherwise, it worked very well for me.
|04-06-2012 08:06 AM|
|deadbodyman||The worst one I ever did was a pepsi delivery truck with those roll up doors,and I was a young guy then,so I can feel your pain Swvalcon .The only reason I'm even considering doing this is because these are the electricians that rewired the shop when the power pole went through the roof,They did a bang up job and got us back to work quick...I guess I should expect the worse and hope for the best.....when they come in I'll let you guys know how it went ,just in case someone gets a deal on a commercial vehicle thats been wraped....|
|04-03-2012 07:08 AM|
|swvalcon||Deadbodyman. As I said in earlier post I've removed tons of these decal jobs when I worked at the truck dearship plus put some on. Use a small butaine or propane trouch and warm the decal then pull it off. I would take a propane trouch and warm the decal. Just kind of run the heat over the decal and dont get it so hot it melts but it will be real warm to the fingers when you start to peel it. Thats where the sore fingers come in after awhile but its part of the job. Pull the decal with one hand and let the trouch burn in the other so your not always relighting it. The newer ones with the built in lighter work the best.If you get it to hot you will mark the paint. We had to remove decals from 24-26' van body trucks and it was a weekly thing.What you've got there is easy. Try it from the top of a 14' latter. Those vans you should be able to pull in less than 8-10 hrs complete. The most we ever got to do a big truck was about 20 hrs and that was if it was wrapped all the way around including the roll up door. And they would suck up the heat and pull the paint more times than not.|
|04-03-2012 12:18 AM|
|04-02-2012 07:05 PM|
i had flash backs to the 70s van craze
when you assume...
|04-02-2012 06:45 PM|
Years ago I removed some vinyl decals on an AMC Pacer woodie wagon.
I used a steam cleaner to heat the panel , worked quite well. Had some adhesive residue left behind ,but nothing a quart of naptha and a couple rags didnt take care of.
|04-02-2012 10:07 AM|
|cyclopsblown34||Our company trucks are all wrapped. You ought to see the scratches that are telegraphed through the vinyl. The shop that did it screwed up lots of paint jobs on new trucks.|
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