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Removing Truck Lettering, Help!

drobin

LawnSite Member
Location
Poughkeepsie, NY
The old truck lettering is off but now im taking off the adhesive, using 3M, seem to work good but very slow, should I be useing a buffing pad hoohed on my orbital sander to move things along?
 

tlg

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Michigan
There is a tool called an eraser. It's used for taking off lettering and vinyl pin stripping. It basically goes on the end of a air powered drill motor. It will erase the letters and not hurt the paint. Any body shop supply or auto parts should be able to get one for you. It really nothing more than a big round eraser. I have used it at my brothers body shop on my trucks. It works great.
 

rcreech

Sponsor
Location
OHIO
There is a tool called an eraser. It's used for taking off lettering and vinyl pin stripping. It basically goes on the end of a air powered drill motor. It will erase the letters and not hurt the paint. Any body shop supply or auto parts should be able to get one for you. It really nothing more than a big round eraser. I have used it at my brothers body shop on my trucks. It works great.
drobin,

Just sent you a PM of the same thing. I have not used one but have seen one used and they are awesome!

They totally remove all the lettering very fast and somehow doesn't harm the paint at all!
 

a_mow_zing

LawnSite Member
I have some spray on stuff that I got from a lettering company,(actually a big trucking company that does its own lettering) put it in a spray bottle, let it sit for a minute and you can just wipe it away. Think of it as windex for the glue, just as easy. No seriously rubbing involved, just wiping. Its pink in color...I am sure that a lettering company in your area would have it, maybe just ask them what they use. I wouldnt use a buffer or a pad on a drill, way to easy to remove the clear coat and paint if you dont know what you are doing.
 

Young Bros

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Spirit Lake, IA
Heat gun is what they used at the car dealership i used to work at.
 

kirk1701

LawnSite Gold Member
I got this in an e-mail not to long ago, I have not tried it but if you think about it makes sense.

Might give this a try for a cheap solution.

WD-40 who knew? 'Water Displacement #40' The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound.. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stove top ... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.

Here are some other uses:

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.

2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.

3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.

4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.

5. Keeps flies off cows.

6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.

7. Removes lipstick stains.

8. Loosens stubborn zippers.

9. Untangles jewelry chains.

10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.

11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.

12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.

13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.

14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.

15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.

16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.

17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff Marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as Hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.

19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!

20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.

21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.

22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.

23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.

24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.

26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.

27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans

28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.

29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.

30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.

31. Removes splattered grease on stove.

32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.

33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.

34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).

35. Removes all traces of duct tape.

36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.

37. Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'

38. The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.

39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no Time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some States.
 

a_mow_zing

LawnSite Member
I got this in an e-mail not to long ago, I have not tried it but if you think about it makes sense.

Might give this a try for a cheap solution.
I am sure some of this stuff does actually work, but not sure if I want my whole house smelling like wd40.:laugh:
 
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