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<  Manuals & Vinyl Application guide  ~  Removing vinyl

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:51 pm Reply with quote
Site Admin Joined: 24 Jan 2006 Posts: 151 Location: Montreal
1. The older the film, the bigger the difficulty to remove it .

2. For small surfaces of vinyl,use a heat gun to gently heat the vinyl without causing damage to the surface it was applied to. Always keep track of the distance between the heat gun and the vinyl. Then take a squeegee to scrape and peel off the vinyl.

3. If larger surfaces of vinyl need to be removed, a heat gun works fine although some professionals prefer bigger tools such as a blowtorch or steamer. Again, mind the surface the vinyl was applied to so not to cause deformations towards the carrier.

4. Removing vinyl works best if you tear it off at a 90 angle. Reflective films tend to come off easier when you pull them close to the surface using a 180 angle.

5. Big time caution on using a heat gun on windows.
Window glass does not like high heat; it's very easy to crack your
glazing. if you get too much heat in one spot.
For simple paint runs on glass surfaces, a stiff razor blade is the time-
tested method.
There are commercial-grade razor blade scrapers on the market with stiff
blades designed for the job. Inquire at your local paint store.

6. Cleaning the adhesive of the surface can be achieved using an adhesive remover.
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