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Old 02-02-2010, 05:26 PM
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Default How To: Graphics Eraser for removal of vinyl stripes

I have to say that a graphics eraser is by far teh easiest way to remove tape graphics, tape residue, ans double stick tape glue left by removal of badges.

This is the graphics eraser that I used to remove the badge gunk and vinyl graphics from my truck. It started out 3 1/2" in diameter and after removing all the graphics it was still about 2 1/5" in diameter so probably big enough to do another truck



The use of the wheel has a sweet spot in speed around 1200 rpm max. and a motion of straight up and down over the graphics with the wheel rotating towards the newly torn up edge of the graphic.



It moves rather quickly and keeping under control will make your job much easier, running it slower takes more arm strength but removes the tape quicker. It appears that the key is to keep the eraser on the edge that is hot from the friction. The picture below is about 2 minutes of work on this section.



There will be some places that you can not get the eraser into. To finish those places like around the edge of the bed, you can use your wife's blow dryer or commercial heat gun on low temp apply heat at about 4" from the truck until you see the torn up edge start to curl under the heat. use your fingernail to pull up the edge and remove the piece.

Before removal:


After removal:


Before:


After:



The entire process took less than an hour and the paint is not damaged in any way.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:08 PM
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Looks good and good write up!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:19 PM
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Those things are awesome

We use them at work to remove decals form trucks all the time
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:22 PM
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Thanks guys, I bought mine from a guy on ebay that I buy a lot fo junk from cost was 24.95 shipped with the drill adapter:

http://myworld.ebay.com/halfofftoolsplus/

nearly 12,000 customers and 100% positive
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:14 PM
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mean i wish i knew bout this about a year and a half ago that sure beats a window scraper and windex
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:18 PM
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mean i wish i knew bout this about a year and a half ago that sure beats a window scraper and windex
I hear ya, IVe done it that way many times. still best for glass but not paint
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:32 PM
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mean i wish i knew bout this about a year and a half ago that sure beats a window scraper and windex
i did it with a razor blade a rag and some goo off. dont talk to me about the wheel beating it lol
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:43 PM
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i used a heat gun and my ca id card and was done in like 30 min when i did my old truck (f150 pine stripe and 4x4 stickers plus the badges on the fenders) and cost me a six pack of time!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:56 PM
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i used a heat gun and my ca id card and was done in like 30 min when i did my old truck (f150 pine stripe and 4x4 stickers plus the badges on the fenders) and cost me a six pack of time!
The problem with that is it still leaves much of the glue. this method removes 100% of it all
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:12 PM
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i want to get rid of my pin strips can i just go to lowes or homedepot?
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:13 PM
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i want to get rid of my pin strips can i just go to lowes or homedepot?
nope auto paint shop, maybe a good napa. I got mine from ebay took 3 days
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:14 PM
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damn thats sick, thank you
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:15 PM
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you should be able to buy one locally in HB, 3M makes em too
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:57 AM
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Default Re: How To: Graphics Eraser for removal of vinyl stripes

anyone used these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Remov...item53e8d6c1ea
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: How To: Graphics Eraser for removal of vinyl stripes

That's what their talking about. Thanks for the link, I've been look'n for one of those, no local auto parts stores have them.
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