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Old 03-14-2014, 06:17 PM   #11
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Re: Removing School Bus Letters

Not sure if you have access to a hot water pressure washer.... But I know that the one I used when I worked at a rental company would take all the factory stickers off our equipment with NOOOOOOO problems. I know we use to rent a gas powered pressure hot water pressure washer that did ok.

I would think the wd40/hot sun and a scrapper would do most of it?
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:05 PM   #12
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Re: Removing School Bus Letters

I just used the GF's hair-dryer to weaken the adhesive bond then gently pulled the letters off. Any residue was removed using Contractors Solvent http://www.de-solv-it.com/all-produc...ctors-solvent/ which also works very well on stubborn silicone.
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I am removing my letters with a propane torch and a paint scrapper but the metal has "popped" out on me. I m nervous that I am hurting the metal. Also should Something so hot so close to the engine? There are some numbers just off the hood
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Heat gun totally worked

Thanks everyone for the discussion here. We used just a paint scraper for the letters and it worked fine...and then we noticed the reflective tape wrapped all the way around =more tedious but necessary work I kind of like that kind though. Definitely wanted that off so we attempted it with just a paint scraper, no go. Then moved to the sander, took a long time. Came on to the forum and within minutes I had my conclusion, Use my stinking heat gun I just ordered on Amazon for $20 for heating up steel before placing over removed windows, and for a didgeridoo project ;) So from all of the posts in a nutshell:

Paint scraper & Heat gun..if that doesn't work go to diesel/paint thinner...then sand the rough spots.

We did take some paint off with the the paint scraper and heat gun while removing letters/reflective tape/school bus stickers on rear and front, but I planned on sanding it and then covering with Corroseal to convert/prime any and all rust. Eventually we will wash and paint it.

Do you all recommend using paint thinner all over it or just using primer before painting the bus? I have seen both comments but not sure which is preferred and why. Thanks all for the awesome advice!
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this is how it is done Son.
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Now there is a man in desperate need of a heat gun.
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LMAO That is awesome. And probably way more efficient with time..although fire scares me lol
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