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5-6yr old vinyl removal

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by WVB, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Curious if this CrystalTek's Vinyl-Off really works as easily as stated... I have to give a bid on a old isuzu bread truck. Vinyl looks to be on there for at least 4-5yrs perhaps longer. Stuff is 3M most likely 180c as it is leaving the dot pattern behind in areas.

    What are some of the things you guys do/use for such as this?
     
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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Rapid Remover/L'il Chizler/hair dryer.
    Some use a wallpaper steamer.
    You can also shine those auto body lamps on the thing or park it in the sun.
    Be sure to charge accordingly.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    vinyl off DOES NOT work as easily as indicated by their ads....
     
  4. firesignz

    firesignz Celebrating 10 Years in business

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    Heat gun, thin edged plastic squeegee and a lot of time. I have tried all sorts of "remover" chems with little success.

    Standard van lettering removal usually takes me about 2 hours (outdoors in the bright sun). Be sure to keep heating ahead of yourself as you pull (don't hit the removed area with the heat as it will make it rip).

    Oh and charge enough to make it worth while. It is a lot of work to do it clean
     
  5. cajun312

    cajun312 Active Member

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    I have tried the CrystalTek stuff and sometimes it works great, sometimes it makes little difference, I'm guessing it depends on the brand and type of vinyl, everything I've used it for has been jobs other shops have done so I never know what kind of vinyl I'm removing.

    Mark
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    flame thrower.jpg and a lil' chizler.
     
  7. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    first wash with GAS.

    JR ;-}
     
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