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« on: August 04, 2018, 06:58:44 PM »

I just became the owner of an additional amp.  The previous owner put one of the MARS decals on the front panel.  Anyone have a suggestion for removing same without damaging the panel ?  It does not want to peel off. This is a vinyl decal.

Welcome your ideas

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 07:57:54 AM »

if the panel is made of metal and not plastic, try a hand held hair dryer.  the hair dryer should soften the decal adhesive and vinyl enough to make it easy to peel.  I use this method for removing mailing labels and packing tape on boxes I want to reuse for shipping stuff  to prevent removal of any of the box material.

If you have any remaining adhesive, you can continue to use the hair dryer and a rag to remove.  Isopropyl alcohol is an alternative for the adhesive too. Try it first on an inconspicuous area to see if the paint will stand up to the alcohol.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 09:24:25 PM »


Yep, the judicious slow heat usually works... 
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 08:41:39 AM »

Thanks for the tip.................worked like a charm

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