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Old 04-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #11
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HUGE thank you for posting this. Best ten bucks I've spent in a long time.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:47 AM   #12
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I got to use one of of those wheels on some of my stickers. Goo Be Gone and a razor also worked for me where keeping my balance was needed.

A high rpm drill made a world of difference on the eraser wheels performance
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:05 PM   #13
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For posterity, we went almost the whole way through one eraser disc removing the labeling from our short bus, and that was with us hand-peeling the "FIRST STUDENT" lettering off the sides (those peeled off pretty easily).


We've not done the internal lettering yet, but that will likely peel off too.


YMMV.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:58 PM   #14
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So, I have the magic eraser wheel and while it works great on the lettering and other small decals on the outside of the bus, the yellow flashing tape is giving me a hell of alot of trouble.... The wheel will eventually take it off, but it seriously burns the rubber off..At this rate I will need five wheels to get through all of the tape.... do I leave the tape and eventually paint over it like a "pinstripe" or....... burn the wheel up? What do y'all think? Much thanks.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #15
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So, I have the magic eraser wheel and while it works great on the lettering and other small decals on the outside of the bus, the yellow flashing tape is giving me a hell of alot of trouble.... The wheel will eventually take it off, but it seriously burns the rubber off..At this rate I will need five wheels to get through all of the tape.... do I leave the tape and eventually paint over it like a "pinstripe" or....... burn the wheel up? What do y'all think? Much thanks.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:08 PM   #16
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So, I have the magic eraser wheel and while it works great on the lettering and other small decals on the outside of the bus, the yellow flashing tape is giving me a hell of alot of trouble.... The wheel will eventually take it off, but it seriously burns the rubber off..At this rate I will need five wheels to get through all of the tape.... do I leave the tape and eventually paint over it like a "pinstripe" or....... burn the wheel up? What do y'all think? Much thanks.
I *think* the eraser wheels are designed mostly just to remove adhesive, not the tape itself. Remove all the tape with a heat gun/putty knife, then hit the remaining adhesive with the wheel.

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:30 PM   #17
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So, I have the magic eraser wheel and while it works great on the lettering and other small decals on the outside of the bus, the yellow flashing tape is giving me a hell of alot of trouble.... The wheel will eventually take it off, but it seriously burns the rubber off..At this rate I will need five wheels to get through all of the tape.... do I leave the tape and eventually paint over it like a "pinstripe" or....... burn the wheel up? What do y'all think? Much thanks.
Use a heat gun (powerful hair dryer) and a sharp scraper for the reflective tape. Use the rubber wheel for whats left.
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I used the rubber wheel for it all. We tried scraping the letters off first. They were the big SCHOOL BUS letters that are reflective and like 8" tall, and it was a giant square sticker, it wasnt just letters, they were black letters on yellow reflective. Our bus spent 17 years in the arizona sun, the letters were pretty much part of the paint, and trying to get them off with a scraper was useless. I burned through one wheel on the front letters and one on the back. I used my really big drill, 10 amp. Lots of smoke and rubber, but it got it done. It isn't easy, but its the only thing that worked.
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I used the rubber wheel for it all. We tried scraping the letters off first. They were the big SCHOOL BUS letters that are reflective and like 8" tall, and it was a giant square sticker, it wasnt just letters, they were black letters on yellow reflective. Our bus spent 17 years in the arizona sun, the letters were pretty much part of the paint, and trying to get them off with a scraper was useless. I burned through one wheel on the front letters and one on the back. I used my really big drill, 10 amp. Lots of smoke and rubber, but it got it done. It isn't easy, but its the only thing that worked.
Yes! A lot depends on how baked on the decals and tape are.
On one side of my Colorado bus I had to use the wheel for the entire drivers side.
Last 2 buses I've de-stickered went easy with the heat gun and I only had to use the rubber wheel to clean up afterward.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:07 AM   #20
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You know, I found a solvent that worked great for me: xeylene! One of those solvents that might kill. But I wonder if my memory serves me well. Maybe it was the xeyline, benzine, gasoline, hydrazine or volitale bramines, but one of those solvents removed the goo. Can't remember so well anymore for some reason.
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