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Default 149 Hood decals

I was thinking of freshening up the paint on my Cub 149 but the side hood decals are in terrible shape so I am going to replace those also. I am having a heck of a time removing them. I have tried sanding them off and some sticker remover. Neither one seems to be working very well. Any ideas? Thanks, Mark
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One-side razor blades, carefully by hand or use a small handle/holder. Spray on decal remover as the lube to get the blade under the edges. Sometimes you have to wiggle/saw the blade to get a decent bite under the decal. Heat gun can help sometimes. I would suggest staying away from WD40 or PB Blaster. While they are good decal removers, you don't want petroleum contaminants all over a surface you are about to paint.

You may gouge the paint in a few spots, just sand those out before primer.
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I second the heat gun! It works good for me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:28 PM
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Or a 90(angle die grinder) with a scotch bright pad works great
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I have personally used this product several times. Worked great first time, every time and left the paint untouched.

I have seen other friends use what amounts to a giant rubber eraser spinning on a die grinder. The friction of the rubber against the vinyl and then the adhesive removes all traces of the decal.

Neither method is inexpensive, but they are quick and very thorough.

Goof-Off works well on the decal residue but will dissolve paint also.
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Wire cup on my grinder removed the stripes on my 128 in about 3 minutes. Removed all the paint in about 30 minutes.

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Thanks for all the ideas. Im going to try them out this weekend. Mark

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I tried the wire cup on the drill but seemed like it didn't want to cut all the way through the sticker. Next I got out my razor scraper and that worked Great!! Only took a few minutes and then some GOO GONE for the adhesive that was left. Thanks Guys!
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