How to remove adhesive from old letters on box truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by exmarkking, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need to remove the adhesive from the old lettering on my box truck. Then I'm going to repaint it and the letter it. Any tips?
     
  2. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Heat gun. Heat em up peel em off. Take rubbing alcohol to get the remaining glue off
     
  3. ArtLikeLandscapes

    ArtLikeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I have a friend with a body shop so I just put my trucks in there and turn up the heat in the booth and they come right off. I also use wraps rather that paint on my trucks they turn out way better and cheaper. I just put new vinyl on my trucks and it makes them look new.
     
  4. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I thought about a wrap. I figured it would be really expensive. I've already got all the old stickers off but I'm left with the sticky adhesive that I need to get off. Then I can repaint and letter or wrap it.
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. ArtLikeLandscapes

    ArtLikeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    I get mine done for $500 a truck 2 sides and the back door
     
  7. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Box truck?
     
  8. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lacquer thinner on rag. Works better than anything.
     
  9. ArtLikeLandscapes

    ArtLikeLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Yes for my box trucks I have NPR's and the base vinyl is white
     
  10. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's not a bad price. Have any pics?
     

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