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Old 07-14-2012, 04:00 PM
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I just got an ARF trainer (.40 size) that I want to complete and give to grandson. Has stripes of colored tape on wings, but G and I want different colors. Some tape comes off easily, but some is really stuck. What's the best way to remove what looks like vinyl tape stripes?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:11 AM
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Try using a heat gun. Don't over do it or it could make it worse, just enough to loosen up an edge so you can begin to peel it off. Sometimes a little solvent like acetone or laquer thinner will help. Test first on an area that won't show for compatibility.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:57 AM
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The heat will likely shrink the covering and give you wrinkles. I'd try the solvents first.
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