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Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 2:14 am
by Yetii
How hard is it to remove the decals off of a sled?
I ask because I am considering buying a F7 Firecat with the USA decals, but being a Canadian, I want to remove the flag decals and put on custom decals. I really like the look of the black sled with the blue bulge on the hood. (saw this at the Winnipeg show). I also don't want to have to scrub the belly pan of oil stains like I would with the red and green sleds.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 3:29 am
by Luv2sled
With the right tools (hot air gun) and some WD-40, it's not too bad. You do have to be very carefull though. I've done it before so it is possible.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 4:14 am
by Tantrum
Like above,
Heat gun will do the trick with no ill efects.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 4:20 am
by XC-Rider
Be really careful if you use a heatgun. I use a regular blowdryer and mine come off cleanly.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 7:37 am
by M10rules
Hair dryer and took my time and the came right off. Its easy on hoods, gets harder on metal.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 7:41 am
by M10rules
Buy the Canadian and have your dealer order you the new nose piece. They come without stikers most of the time. It pops off fairly easy, they removed it during the AC show in Lansing last weekend, only took a couple of minutes.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 10:30 am
by Majorsnow
Just put it out in the sun on a 70+ day, they just peel right off clean.

I have done the hair drier thing in the cold before, it's a pain.

Maybe you could heat your garage.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 10:47 am
by 89Indy500_sp
just tell te dealer to not put it on in the first place

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 20th, 2002, 11:53 pm
by MX-ZAHOLIC
All of the above will work. The hair dryer thing works well as does the heat gun. The hair dryer just takes a lot longer. There is also a product in the dennis kirk catalog (www.denniskirk.com)called sticker off that takes off any residue that you may have in case your decals don't come off cleanly.

Decal Removal

PostPosted: February 21st, 2002, 2:00 am
by DAVE7625
there is 2003 cats shows in canada? i never seen that listed.... on the cat site it only shows a us tour of their new sled. i live in canada and i am planing on buying a firecat f7 but i would like to see it first in person before i buy it? does anyone know if there will be a tour of cats 2003's in canada?