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Removing road dirt from vinyl

jjoerger

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When FedEx installed the graphics on my box they did a complete wrap in white vinyl first.
Now that I am pulling the FedEx signage off I can see just how much road dirt has accumulated on the vinyl. (The letters come off easily.)
Anyone know of a product that will take this road grime off?
I've tried Goof Off and it works but it is a long slow tedious process.
 

Turtle

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There's a concentrated all-purpose cleaner at Dollar General called, believe it or not, Totally Awesome. They use it at RV shops to do exactly what you want to do. Mostly just spray it on, hose it off. A little scrubbing if necessary.
 

ATeam

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I don't know if it would work or not, or if it would be harmful to the vinyl but bleach comes to mind. You might try it on a small, inconspicuous space to see how it works.
 

Steady Eddie

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Nothing beats Awesome. That stuff is Awesome. Ask Todd. I have been using it for years. Sprinter head liner stains, spray it with Awesome wipe it off- Awesome! A cup in your wash water, Van comes out looking Awesome. Put some in your washer fluid and bugs are gone. Awesome.
 

scottm4211

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Nothing beats Awesome. That stuff is Awesome. Ask Todd. I have been using it for years. Sprinter head liner stains, spray it with Awesome wipe it off- Awesome! A cup in your wash water, Van comes out looking Awesome. Put some in your washer fluid and bugs are gone. Awesome.
Redneck Billy Mays.
 

Turtle

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What's really funny is, he's not exaggerating. It's awesome.
 

jjoerger

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I bought some Krud Kutter at Home Depot before I saw these posts. It works. Spay it on, wait a minute, wipe it off. Repeat and its good as new. Now my problem is its cold out tonight and the signage won't peel off easily. Hopefully it will be sunny and warm enough in Taylor tomorrow.
 

in-Transit

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I bought some Krud Kutter at Home Depot before I saw these posts. It works. Spay it on, wait a minute, wipe it off. Repeat and its good as new. Now my problem is its cold out tonight and the signage won't peel off easily. Hopefully it will be sunny and warm enough in Taylor tomorrow.

And that's just AWESOME!



And I'm done......


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Dynamite 1

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I bought some Krud Kutter at Home Depot before I saw these posts. It works. Spay it on, wait a minute, wipe it off. Repeat and its good as new. Now my problem is its cold out tonight and the signage won't peel off easily. Hopefully it will be sunny and warm enough in Taylor tomorrow.

The wash bay has heat. Thermostat is on the wall, just don't forget to turn it back down when you are done !!!
 

xiggi

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I bought some Krud Kutter at Home Depot before I saw these posts. It works. Spay it on, wait a minute, wipe it off. Repeat and its good as new. Now my problem is its cold out tonight and the signage won't peel off easily. Hopefully it will be sunny and warm enough in Taylor tomorrow.

I've always used a hair dryer to heat the decals before removing.
 

Jenny

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Cleaner wax works pretty well on vinyl decals. We always used it on our sprinter with the vinyl stripe along the bottom.

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