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How to remove decals
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bvc
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February 15, 2012 - 1:02 pm

I've tried goo gone. I've heard a blow dryer, but have not tried it yet. Anyone know?

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CPD
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February 15, 2012 - 2:24 pm

As far as I know, they're painted on.

 

Trying to think with these, but I think the only way is either scrape the paint off with an exacto knife, or brake fluid to remove the paint.

 

Never tried to remove decals without wanting to remove the paint too...

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February 16, 2012 - 1:28 am

That's what I was thinking. Another forum said Elmer's goo remover, and I got the impression someone had done it. The finish is consistent across the 'decals' so if they are decals there would have to be a top coat finish and I can't see that being done on these little things. I prefer a plain and simple look and think the decals look cheesy.

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February 16, 2012 - 2:08 am

a clear one would be cool.

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February 16, 2012 - 2:11 am

I don't have my heli with me to look at them, but if they're decals, you should be able to gently scrape them off with an exacto knife by drawing it backwards. (the blade pointing one way, but scraping the other with the edge) This WILL scrape paint off too, though. Best bet, and the safe bet, is to mask off the window/whatever you want saved, and repaint it whatever color you want it to be.

 

Most lettering is either rubber stamping, heat stamping, painted on, or digitally screen printed. (or at least as far as I know)

 

I'm guessing they're rubber stamping on these, then the silver and some of the larger black's probably painted on with a template/painting mold. It makes for much higher quality.

 

Personally, I'd get a couple of the cheapest canopies that are on amazon, and paint them, so it's not one-and-done and you could swap back and forth between yellow, red, blue, black, OD, purple, ogre green, whatever you can think of. (esp if you make the tail fin all black, silver or something like that where it goes with anything)

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February 16, 2012 - 2:13 am

seaturtle said:

a clear one would be cool.

They're not that hard to make, all you need is clear plastic sheeting like what it'sm packed with, but larger and flat, and you just bend it as needed, and glue on a bottom if you want.

 

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