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Old December 30th 11, 11:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Gary[_5_]
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Default Removing vinyl letters

Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.

Thanks
Gary Adams GB
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Old December 30th 11, 11:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
BobW
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On 12/30/2011 4:06 PM, Gary wrote:
Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.

Thanks
Gary Adams GB


Heat.

Above room temperature and below glass transition temperature...and eventually
that fingernail.

Regards,
Bob W.
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Old December 31st 11, 12:15 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
JC
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:06:50 -0800 (PST), Gary
wrote:

Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.

Thanks
Gary Adams GB


I have removed lots of vinyl lettering from vehicles.

Use a hair dryer to warm up the entire surface of the letter, grab a
corner and the whole thing should pull off. Don't overheat, you do
not want to damage the gelcoat.
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Old December 31st 11, 01:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On Dec 30, 7:15*pm, JC wrote:
On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:06:50 -0800 (PST), Gary
wrote:

Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied *around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.


Thanks
Gary Adams GB


I have removed lots of vinyl lettering from vehicles.

Use a hair dryer to warm up the entire surface of the letter, grab a
corner and the whole thing should pull off. *Don't overheat, you do
not want to damage the gelcoat.


And WOODEN scraper. Clean up leftover adheasive with acetone, the
compound and polish.
Good Luck
UH
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Old December 31st 11, 03:38 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Gary[_5_]
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On Dec 30, 8:58*pm, wrote:
On Dec 30, 7:15*pm, JC wrote:





On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:06:50 -0800 (PST), Gary
wrote:


Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied *around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.


Thanks
Gary Adams GB


I have removed lots of vinyl lettering from vehicles.


Use a hair dryer to warm up the entire surface of the letter, grab a
corner and the whole thing should pull off. *Don't overheat, you do
not want to damage the gelcoat.


And WOODEN scraper. Clean up leftover adheasive with acetone, the
compound and polish.
Good Luck
UH- Hide quoted text -

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Thanks all.....one more day vacation, so hope to start the process
tomorrow.
GB
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Old December 31st 11, 01:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
JJ Sinclair[_2_]
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On Dec 30, 7:38*pm, Gary wrote:
On Dec 30, 8:58*pm, wrote:





On Dec 30, 7:15*pm, JC wrote:


On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:06:50 -0800 (PST), Gary
wrote:


Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied *around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.


Thanks
Gary Adams GB


I have removed lots of vinyl lettering from vehicles.


Use a hair dryer to warm up the entire surface of the letter, grab a
corner and the whole thing should pull off. *Don't overheat, you do
not want to damage the gelcoat.


And WOODEN scraper. Clean up leftover adheasive with acetone, the
compound and polish.
Good Luck
UH- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks all.....one more day vacation, so hope to start the process
tomorrow.
GB- Hide quoted text -

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You may find the gelcoat under the removed numbers is quite a bit
whiter than the surrounging gelcoat. Recommend you wet-sand the area
with 600 wet, then buff and polish back to a shine before installing
new numbers.
Enjoy your new bird in 2012,
JJ
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Old December 31st 11, 04:33 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Tim Mara
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Default Removing vinyl letters

use a heat gun or hair dryer but be especially careful not to overheat, too
much heat and you can damage not only the glecoat but the foam can be
overheated and collapse.....use heat sparingly! go about this carefully to
find just enough heat to do the job
Happy New Year
tim
Please visit the Wings & Wheels website at www.wingsandwheels.com

"Gary" wrote in message
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Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.

Thanks
Gary Adams GB

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Old December 31st 11, 06:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Gary[_5_]
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Default Removing vinyl letters

On Dec 31, 11:33*am, "Tim Mara" wrote:
use a heat gun or hair dryer but be especially careful not to overheat, too
much heat and you can damage not only the glecoat but the foam can be
overheated and collapse.....use heat sparingly! go about this carefully to
find just enough heat to do the job
Happy New Year
tim
Please visit the Wings & Wheels website atwww.wingsandwheels.com

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Working on my ASW-20 today. Changing the contest numbers and N# which
are old vinyl markings. My guess is they were applied *around 1995
when the fuselage was refinished.
A fingernail did not get an edge started so looking for the best way
to remove these with relative ease.


Thanks
Gary Adams GB


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Tim, I'll be ordering a full new set from you in a week or
so....trying to come up with the font I want.

Gary GB
 




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