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ascforithobbies 12-15-2012 07:44 AM

removing factory graphics
 
I recently bought a ESM Tigercat and I want to remove big boss nose art graphics with out sanding the fuse, if possiable I like to not have to repaint.

Does anyone know of a process that can be applied to remove just the graphics without hurting the paint?

DESERT RATT 12-16-2012 05:21 PM

RE: removing factory graphics
 
If they are stick on decals try WD-40. Add a little heat from your covering gun.

tevans55 12-17-2012 07:23 PM

RE: removing factory graphics
 
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The decals on ESM planes are clear coated and the only way to remove them is to sand and repaint. If you put glazing compound around the edges of the decals you do not have to completely sand them off. I have repainted the ESM B-25 and Corsair. The B-25 was sanded and repainted with exterior latex house paint. I then made new decals out of vinyl. The Corsair I painted out the light blue color. I matched the Dark blue color with Behr paint from Home Depot and taped the decals to prevent painting them.

ascforithobbies 12-17-2012 08:41 PM

RE: removing factory graphics
 


A freind told me to try a pin stripe removing disc from what he says they work awesome for removing vinyl graphics and pin stripe tape so at this point I having nothing to loose.</p>

tevans55 12-18-2012 08:55 AM

RE: removing factory graphics
 
Those are for the adhesive backed removal. Your decals are clear coated. You will need to sand them off. Good Luck.

ascforithobbies 12-18-2012 04:53 PM

RE: removing factory graphics
 
update : well thank god the chineese have crappy clear cote some laquer thinner on a rag and the decals came off. I do need to buff out the paint in a couple of places but  easyer then I thought job. Thanks for everyone thoughts.


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