When it comes to removing car and truck decals here in Orange County, CA, many people will follow this common path and come to some common conclusions:
Despite how far down the road you got when it came to removing car and truck decals yourself, most of you will not finish the job as you will quickly learn a few things along the way:
Whether you work for a company and have been assigned to find a professional for removing car and truck decals in Orange County, or you are looking to have some decals removed from your own car, most people will oversimplify the job and think that any detail service will do. With that said, I am going to lay out some key points critical to the decal removal process before you pull the trigger by doing it yourself or hiring out the first available detail company.
I am going to bullet point this for you so you can cut to the chase:
Many cars and trucks will contain more than a single type of decal or graphic. With the combination of materials that are made using different materials they will age differently, and therefore remove differently.
I have been called out repeatedly over the years to either finish somebody else's job who either lacked the patience and skill to do it correctly, or has actually done permanent damage in their attempt.
Most people think that removing the decals from a car or truck is as simple as picking the corner and peeling it off. It is a rude awakening when they suddenly realize they have bitten off more than they can chew!
This job that was done for Fastenal required the removal of (2) different types of decals; traditional vinyl lettering and a clear film with full color graphics imprinted in the material. Due to the various locations of these decals, they also aged at different rates due to sun exposure on the hood decals which meant a different removal process.
There are a few things to keep in mind with removing the residual adhesive; it is messy and not all methods are created equal. If you have moderate levels of patience, this is about the time you find yourself completely out of patience.
The picture at the right is a close up of the Fastenal logo and the underlying adhesive that now needs to be removed.
In conclusion, if you are looking to have the decals on your car or truck removed correctly the first time, without damage, call the professionals here at Auto Fetish Detail and let us show you what 20+ years of experience can do for you and your world!
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