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Removing old cracked vinyl wrap from trailer

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by 0igo, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. 0igo

    0igo Active Member

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    does anyone have a fast method of removing old cracked vinyl off a trailer? Will products like vinyl off help in speeding things up? Or are there any other chemicals / solvents out there that could work? And has anyone tried Weldon 3 or 4 on stuff like this before?
     

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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Try Vinyl-Off. Or a steamer and scraper.
     
  3. letterman7

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    Hot water pressure washer
     
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  4. 2B

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    this works good, have tried scrapers, soaking, steamer, zapper, etc. the pressure washer is the most efficient.
    * it makes a MESS, make sure you do it where it is easy to clean. That vinyl turns into a MILLION little peaces that go everywhere.
    * it gets LOUD with flying debris, wear protection.

    see if you can find a local 18-wheeler cleaner, they should be able to do it for you
     
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  6. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    This is an interesting concept. I never really thought about it but I'm guessing it would dissolve the vinyl altogether. Did you hear about this somewhere?
     
  7. Gino

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    In what respect ?? To remove or put on the back of the vinyl ?? Weld-on products are for adhering acrylic items, not removing anything. As for 4, I've never used it because it's highly flammable.
     
  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Lol, when I first read "weld on to remove something" I thought... Ok, this is way the **** over my head.. glad I'm not the only one questioning how you use glue to unstick something.
     
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    I read the reference to Weldon as leaving the old material, but add extra glue to keep the new material in place on the old material.
     
  10. Gino

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    I can see how you might think that, but it was only requested how to remove cracked vinyl, what chemicals and does anything else maybe work. Then, a plea if weldon would work. Even so, anyone who has ever worked with the weldon products, knows it it very very fast acting and drying. How would something like that even be considered for helping adhere of all things..... vinyl ??
     
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  11. Andy D

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    Regardless of which method you end up using, it's helpful to have heat lamps on the inside of the trailer
    pointing towards the side you're working on.
     
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  12. wes70

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    Zapper....and it gets messy!
     
  13. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    this is how you remove cracked vinyl.
     
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  14. GB2

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    This is how you do it....
     
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    Can we know which product is it ??
     
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