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    Removing decals/stickers from Johnson Cover.

    I am going to be removing the original 1981 Johnson decals/stickers from my motor cover and replace with new ones. From searching on this site I have decided to use a heat gun to remove and then use WD-40 to remove any left over glue or adhesive as not to damage the paint.

    Here is a spare cover I am going to practice on.

    Any suggestions or ideas most welcomed.

    Regards.

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    I'm pretty sure the "paint" under the decals is gel coat, which solvents typically will not damage. I could be wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyro View Post
    I'm pretty sure the "paint" under the decals is gel coat, which solvents typically will not damage. I could be wrong...
    So I could wipe the decals with mineral spirits to help remove - they are somewhat sun baked and probably will be tough to get off.

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    A rubber wheel works well too.
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    Use an eraser wheel. They can be purchased at an auto body supply store. Run it on a drill at slow speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F14 View Post
    Use an eraser wheel. They can be purchased at an auto body supply store. Run it on a drill at slow speed.
    Can I assume the eraser wheel won't hurt the paint if you are careful and go at slow speed?

    I will see if I can purchase an one this week and try it on the weekend - thanks!

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    No it wont hurt the paint. It is a slow process, take your time.

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    I Just Removed The Original Decals From My 89' Allison XR02...$12.00 Duel Heat Heat Gun From Harbor Freight!!! Workes MIRICLES! Got 90% Of The Glue Off With The Decals Took Probably 30-min. Tops! Use The Cooler Of The Temps Or You Will Be Lookin' In The Parts Wanted For A Cowl Though....Just Sayin' The Hotttt Setting Isn't Kiddin'!!!

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