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Saving decals

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Post by longhorn » Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:26 pm

I'm fixing an old pickup, theres an old Pro Rodeo decal in the windshield, and I'd like to put it on my new used windshield. Anybody have any methods that would work with out destroying the decal? Jim



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Re: Saving decals

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Post by panhead » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:03 am

Use a hairdryer?

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Re: Saving decals

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Post by Cotten » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:55 pm

Or a really good digital camera and a lazer printer with decal paper?
I think I'll try to scan the '49 oiltank decal.

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Re: Saving decals

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Post by papapan » Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:09 pm

if its not too sun faded or checked two things that work real well depending on your skills are as follows. Sit the truck in the sun all day and grab a razor blade and slowlyly work under the edge and pull up with your free hand. Once the sticker is off it will wantt o curly into a roll roll it the other way to help it flatten out. The take some good quality automotive spray adhesive and spray the back of it and let it take in the air for a few minutes then put it on the new windsheild. The other way is to use a hair dryer and some wd-40 to lift the sticky stuff. this will take the sticker off but you will have to use mild soap and water to get the wd-40 off the sticker then it will have to be pinned flat to dry. Then finish up like i stated in the first part.

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Re: Saving decals

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Post by Sidecar » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:10 pm

Not sure if this helps, but I used a product that's call Goo Gone ( or something like that ) to remove emblems on gas tanks. It'll take gum and adhesive off stuff without damaging the paint and smells good enough to drink !!!! I wouldn't try it, but it sure smells good. Nice fresh orange smell. I bought it at Lowes.

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