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Old 02-15-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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Re: REFLECTIVE STRIPE

OK boys girls i got the heat gun and plastic scraper and it work good ,but unless you want to buy stock in plastic srcarper i would use a matel one just dull the edgae down,,, cause after few heats it go lemp
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #12
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OK DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO REMOVER THE REFLECTIVE YELLOW TAPE OFF A BUS ? I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO TAKE A GRINDER TO IT.THINKING SOMEONE HAS COME ACROSS THIS PROBLEM BEFORE TOO. HELP THXS
I took a window razor and was able to pull the stripes off and little strips. It did scuff up the paint, but I'm planning on painting the bus anyways. My bus was primed with a gray paint, and then the yellow one over it.

My only problem is I'm left with the sticky residue. From what I've read and seen videos online, WD-40 is the way to go. I've also been told and acetone-based cleaner is very good too. The acetone cleaner is probably best to remove the residual WD-40.

Finally, before we paint the bus, we will be sanding and wiping the whole bus down with either acetone or MEK to remove any dirt or Oils.
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I've heard that xylene works good on decal goo. I did it the hard way and rubbed the stuff off.
I wouldn't wipe the bus down with MEK. That stuff kills without PPE. Lacquer thinner is a much cleaner high, though personally I'd degrease with TSP and water.
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I tried the heat gun yesterday. The reflective tape came off without much difficulty. So did the paint and primer. When I scraped the tape I went right down to shiny metal.

I am going to try again using WD40 and a bit less heat.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:16 AM   #16
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This is what we use on vehicles in the printing business to remove the adhesive residue:
https://www.signwarehouse.com/produc...=rapid+remover

You spray it on, let it sit for a couple of minutes and scrape off with a plastic blade or squeegee.

Plastic Blade: https://www.signwarehouse.com/shop/m...e=HT-SRPR-BH25

Squeegee: https://www.signwarehouse.com/produc...lts?q=squeegee
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