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Old 01-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Removing Decals

How do I remove the deacls from my Jayco?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Hey Ernie - curious why you would want to?

I would imagine it would be a pretty significant undertaking to get all of the adhesive off. I still have some spots where I removed the dealer sticker where it still collects dirt....your is relatively new so I imagine there is not much sun fade on the trailer where you would see where the stickers were.
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I would have ordered our trailer without decals but that was not possible. A naked trailer looks better a few years down the road than one with peeling decals. Also when they are removed years later the ghost of the decal can still be seen. Some decals will last a lot longer than others and only time will tell the good from the bad. I would like to remove ours too and then have a paint shop put on some designs that would last. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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I would have ordered our trailer without decals but that was not possible. A naked trailer looks better a few years down the road than one with peeling decals. Also when they are removed years later the ghost of the decal can still be seen. Some decals will last a lot longer than others and only time will tell the good from the bad. I would like to remove ours too and then have a paint shop put on some designs that would last. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Agreed. Nothing looks more distracting on a rig that flaking and peeling decals. Its weird how on my Jayco, only the RED decals have a bubble in it. THe silver and blue are just fine, but EVERY red one has an air bubble in it....only one has cracked, but i know its only a matter of time before the rest do the same.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Cross fingers - mine are still in good shape. Personally I would rather replace the decals down the road (I assume Jayco will carry them for years to come), but I also understand why you would want to. It does make it look a little like a FEMA trailer though...lol...
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As far as removing decals, the Filon surfaces are the worst to deal with, the aluminum and gel-coat surfaces are easier (when new). I've heard that using some heat (hair dryer, etc.) along the edges of the decal to get the peeling process started works, and add heat as you go. Removing any residual glue left behind depends on the glue, sometimes a good fiberglass cleaner will bring it off. I bet a boat repair or auto body shop would know what to use.

UV damage is a decal's worst enemy. My decals look pretty good considering I have an '05' Eagle, but I apply a thin coat of Aerospace 303 Protectant to my TT 2-3 times a season, and it has helped on curbing UV damage to my decals.

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Old 01-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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Hey Ernie - curious why you would want to?

I would imagine it would be a pretty significant undertaking to get all of the adhesive off. I still have some spots where I removed the dealer sticker where it still collects dirt....your is relatively new so I imagine there is not much sun fade on the trailer where you would see where the stickers were.
Try this works great to get adhesive off anything. It's call GOO GONE

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CGoQ8wIwAw#
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Hey Ernie - curious why you would want to?

I would imagine it would be a pretty significant undertaking to get all of the adhesive off. I still have some spots where I removed the dealer sticker where it still collects dirt....your is relatively new so I imagine there is not much sun fade on the trailer where you would see where the stickers were.
I want to take them off while the trailer is new. A few years from now they will be peeling off.
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x2 for Goo Gone after peeling. Also WD-40 or 3M adhesive remover are good options. These only work on the adhesive once you pull the decals off.

Heat and a plastic putty knife is an option. Be careful with how long you heat and how much as you could loosen your exterior wall from the foam core if you do it too much.

Being vinyl it's tough to get the above agents under them to loosen the adhesive.
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We have a car dealership and have to remove decals on a regular basis. We use a blow dryer on the high setting as the heat gun can burn a surface if your not careful. We take off the remainder with goo gone..
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