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Old 01-19-2009, 10:23 PM
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I have some stick on decals on monokote that I might want to remove. Would appreciate suggestions for a safe removal.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:01 PM
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Warm them up with a heat gun then lift them off & clean up the glue with acetone . Take it slow , Max H. l
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:18 AM
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I think big max's idea is the best place to start. I got and ARF with some covering film trim that I got off that way and I used lacquer thinner to remove the adhesive residue with no ill effects. Acetone is a little scarey to me as it can disolve some plastics - so too with lacquer thinner I guess.

I just tried some acetone on a rudder that I'm not going to use on my ARF and all is well.

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:03 PM
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Acetone and lacquer thinner won't effect the coverings such as Monokote that have the color embedded in the adhesive layer. They will damage coverings and decals that have the color printed on top of the plastic layer. Don't ask me how I know. On an ARF it's best to test it in a inconspicuous spot first.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:57 AM
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ORIGINAL: big max 1935

Warm them up with a heat gun then lift them off & clean up the glue with acetone . Take it slow , Max H. l
That's how I do it... works every time.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:40 PM
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Default RE: removal of decals

Yes, heat will allow for removal, however I would not use strong chemicals like acetone or lacquer thinner.

3M makes a product that removes the glue goo.

See this Thread:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_84...tm.htm#8462647

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Old 03-01-2009, 07:45 PM
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Use the suggestions already posted but I want to emphasize to "GO SLOW AND PATIENCE" part
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:32 AM
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ORIGINAL: Avaiojet

Yes, heat will allow for removal, however I would not use strong chemicals like acetone or lacquer thinner.

3M makes a product that removes the glue goo.

See this Thread:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_84...tm.htm#8462647

Charles

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:49 AM
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Default RE: removal of decals

I always rub a a covering iron over the area. Rub a few seconds.................peels off very easy........Simple, no chemicals needed
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ORIGINAL: Sewerdude

I always rub a a covering iron over the area. Rub a few seconds.................peels off very easy........Simple, no chemicals needed
Thanks, Dude, I'll keep that in mind and brake fluid is highly toxic.

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