There may come a day when you need to remove existing vinyl graphics from your car or van. If the graphics are still fairly intact looking, i.e. they haven't deteriorated to the point of cracking, simple get hold of a hair dryer and ideally a hard piece of plastic, old credit card, plastic cutlery etc.
Begin by fully cleaning the vehicle, removing dirt and debris. Heat a small area of the vinyl, starting at an edge, all you are trying to do is warm the vinyl, not burn it off so to speak. Using the hard card/plastic pick a corner or edge of the vinyl graphic that you have just heated and begin pulling away from the car/van. keep repeating this process, moving quickly so as not to allow the vinyl to cool back down.
Once the vinyl is removed, in most cases if the right amount of warm heat is applied there will not be any glue residue left on the vehicle. However if there is, you will need to get hold of some tar & glue remover from a car spare shop. Avoid thinners, white spirits and meths, also always do a discreet test of the tar and glue remover to ensure no paint damage.
Depending on how long the vinyl graphics have been on the vehicle there may be a shadow in the paint, this will require polishing out the shadow, if you are proficient with doing this go ahead or arrange for a professional valeter to do it.
Tips; Don't try to remove on cold days outdoors in temperatures below 12 degrees, it will make removal slow and tedious.
If you suspect the paintwork is not the original you may want to do a small area first, some vinyl graphics applied to shoddy after market paint jobs can pull the paint/lacquer off.
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