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Old 04-25-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I thought I would post some progress pics of my rig. I have had an absolute blast with this rig and my decision to buy it. Its so much fun to drive and everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, wants to look inside.

Thanks to all of you in the forum that share ideas and tips. Thanks for all the experience you offer to newbies like me.

Special thanks to MKGuitar, Peppster66, Bruceper, Dayvdd, MsNomer, and all others who answered my questions and shared wisdom with me.

A few pics posted, but you can see all the pics here: https://goo.gl/photos/xCMCkAc6upZdE1GDA

Here is a video tour: https://goo.gl/photos/3ZhqNc1aoq4RaEa46

Thanks again and I hope you enjoy. Please share other tips and ideas that could help me make it even better.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:03 PM   #2
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Great job!

How did you get the decals off the Fiberglass?

Your after paint looks really good! Much brighter! Is it just lighting (different weather in both pics) or did you do something?

Thanks for sharing!
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Great job!

How did you get the decals off the Fiberglass? I used a heat gun and a plastic razor. Be careful with an eraser wheel on the fiberglass,
it actually started shaving the fiberglass on mine, so I switched to heat and plastic razor.


Your after paint looks really good! Much brighter! Is it just lighting (different weather in both pics) or did you do something? So I painted the topper (Check the video) and that makes the whole van look brighter,
Then I just washed the heck out of her. The before pics were taken with a little overcast though, but she does look much WHITER now regardless of the light.


Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for looking. I appreciate your feedback/questions!
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Thanks saenzm! That's exactly what I wanted to know. Can you use the eraser? Obviously not!

So I just saved myself a few bucks but need to schedule plenty of time for my decal removal.
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I used the eraser wheel on the topper and on the van. I found the razor to be easier on the van (both the metal and fiberglass part). The eraser wheel ate up my fiberglass on the van, but on the topper it did just fine. Here are some videos that will help:
Explanation of the tools I used:
https://goo.gl/photos/z3rtqbkLKrxV3LEv6
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https://goo.gl/photos/8JDuUVctmYYvohYa9
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Thanks! As they say: An image is worth a thousand words... And a video at least a million!

It's the first time I hear about plastic razor blades. Do you think 25 blades is enough?
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it looks great, you did a lot of work, I like it better without the decals. I hope you have a lot of great trips, and memories with it. seems to be in great shape,,,,take care,,,,,
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Thanks! As they say: An image is worth a thousand words... And a video at least a million!

It's the first time I hear about plastic razor blades. Do you think 25 blades is enough?
I got these on Amazon when I did some graphics removal:

InstallGear Mini Razor Scraper Tool with 12 Safety Plastic Blades for Removing Decals & Stickers from Cars, Boats and other Delicate Surfaces
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Thanks! As they say: An image is worth a thousand words... And a video at least a million!

It's the first time I hear about plastic razor blades. Do you think 25 blades is enough?
I'd get more than 25. They are pretty cheap too.
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I'd get more than 25. They are pretty cheap too.
Thanks! I placed an order on Amazon for a scraper with 100 blades.

(I almost bought the party mix: 2 scrapers, blades, 1 large pizza and a case of beer. Just in case somebody wants to help me... but delivery was for June Oh well...)
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