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Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:57 pm
by ARV Team
Most of us have to deal with decals with names and logos on the side of our ambos when we get them

How to remove them is a regular question, and there are several options. Here are a few of the most popular.

Heat gun and razorblade scraper method
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https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52000-Razo ... B0002SR88C
Video on heat gun method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3izK6dY-da4



Whizzy Wheel method

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https://www.amazon.com/Whizzy-Wheel-Pin ... al+remover
Video Whizzy Wheel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzTz-YVcR_A


Hot scraper Method
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http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/hot-bla ... oCQI3w_wcB


Decal remover spray
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https://www.grainger.com/product/4YLF7? ... 11015537:s

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:00 am
by CraigL
Mine were painted on(!), so slowly sanding them off was the best, controlled method. Then a buffing sequence (that was needed overall anyway).

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:49 am
by eporter
DON'T USE METAL RAZOR BLADES!!!

Save your paint and buy the plastic razor blades. They're plenty sharp, and come in a variety of colors/stiffnesses

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:46 pm
by OutlawImages
eporter wrote:DON'T USE METAL RAZOR BLADES!!!

Save your paint and buy the plastic razor blades. They're plenty sharp, and come in a variety of colors/stiffnesses


Wow didnt even know they made plastic razorblades
https://tinyurl.com/got9o63

I have used metal with great success just need to be very careful and focus on what your doing. But I would try plastic ones. The hot razorblade really works good with decal removal though

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:57 pm
by OutlawImages
CraigL wrote:Mine were painted on(!), so slowly sanding them off was the best, controlled method. Then a buffing sequence (that was needed overall anyway).


Ugh, painted on would be a hassle for sure compared to decals. Luckily most Fire Dept remove all decals before selling Ambos. Usually anyways

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 pm
by eporter
I've used the metal razors on paint before, but the plastic is soooo much more forgiving. Now I just use the metal on glass. I bought a variety pack of the plastic blades. Surprisingly useful.

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:30 pm
by CraigL
@eporter
Where do you find them--? (I never got that memo)

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:52 pm
by eporter
I ordered mine from Amazon. I think I bought a couple 10 packs of the different colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Scraper/b/r ... ni+Scraper

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:48 pm
by barehanded
We removed all the vinyl on ours and WITHOUT DOUBT the easiest solution is the pinstripe removal wheels that attach to drills. The 3M ones are pretty spendy but you're guaranteed not to hurt your paint and you'll get the adhesive and vinyl all at once.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-03612-Adhesive-Eraser-Wheel/dp/B005RNGN8I/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1491695258&sr=1-1&keywords=3m+eraser+wheel

Re: Removing Decals and logos on ambo sides

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:12 pm
by CraigL
Yes, while eraser wheels are the way, but difficult and tiring on a regular drill. Get a drill handle to help control the wheel, which takes some pressure. And get more wheels than you think you need.
This is not easy!
Other than painting the module, you might consider wrapping it.