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Vehicle Graphics Removal

There are many "Old School" ideas and tools available to remove Vehicle Vinyl Graphics. Beaver Stripes is proud to say that we are pursuing new and quicker ways to remove these items. We are willing to share some of the tips and tools but we can't give all of our secrets out yet.

If you are looking for help with your fleet when you want or need to change out the old graphics, please look at our services page, we would be more than happy to work with you.

Old School Way --- Next Generation --- Finally getting easier --- Now we're getting There!

Let's start with dispelling a few myths about stripping vinyl graphics. Yes, stripping is a trial-and-error process, especially for graphics that have been sun-baked on to a vehicle for several years. The "faster is better" approach, for one, can be a major nightmare, if you are not used to the product your using. Vinyl is much worse than say masking tape that has baked for a year or so. Most vinyl applications remain for at least a year and the quick strip method can snap the vinyl into smaller pieces that must be tediously removed bit by bit. Some other "Old School" ways include using abrasive solutions. Anything abrasive, say experts, can quickly damage the paint or finished surface.

O.K. now what do we do to remove vinyl graphics? Our Suggestion would be to contact us about "Vinyl Off" and let us show you how it works. You will be amazed at the time and money savings you will enjoy.

Cost comparison of vinyl removal
53 foot trailer vinyl removal before

The above picture was 11+ year old vinyl.The vinyl was so difficult to remove, two professional crews walked off the job.

With VINYL-OFFIt took only a few hours for removal AND cleanup!

53 foor trailer vinyl removal after
CrytalTek Products
Green Products that work! CrystalTek

O.K. why is Beaver Stripes letting out our secret? We feel that if we can share our findings you will do the same with us. Even though there is still many hours of work involved in removing graphics, this product saves many man hours. And we stock it! Hey were only business! 

Removing vinyl graphics in one piece

Vinyl Off From CrystalTek

Avilable at Beaver Stripes

CrystakTek Green Products that Work
Vinyl Off from Crystaltek

Now Were getting there!

How about being able to spray or wipe on a product, waiting a few minutes (depending on the age of the vinyl graphic) then scraping it off in larger sections, with out leaving the glue residue? Yes, it really works. That is why Beaver Stripes is trying to get more fleet removal and reinstall business in the valley. We love using this stuff! And we can keep our removal costs down, (Shushhhhh) don't tell our competitors...

Yeah, we all wish it it was that easy, but this does take a little adjustment time, but once you get the system down the graphics come off like you have never seen before. The best results for easy use we have found is removing vinyl pin striping. Weather it be for personal use or in a body shop, it sure beats the heck out of the removal wheels that spit everything everywhere, including the tech using it. We have even had boat shops tell us about "sun burnt" graphics coming off like they have never seen before.

Vinyl-Off is a safe ready to use product designed to assist in removing vinyl graphics from multiple substrates: metal, glass, canvas, FRP, painted surfaces, gel coat, fiberglass, etc. Vinyl-Off is a productivity enhancement tool (up to 90% less time!) and its benefits are the most obvious on older, difficult to remove vinyl graphics and decals. Used properly it will remove vinyl and 90-98% of the adhesive at the same time.

For more information please contact us. You will be glad you did! We would even be willing to work with your team to show you how well it works.

Or you can keep using the removal wheels from 3M, along with other sources, making a mess and still having glue residue to remove, which by the way we sell a great pruduct to remove that stuff too!

"Old School" Vinyl removal; though is has not changed much over the years, the vinyl has. Keep that in mind. Some of the newer products we offer work much faster than the old ways.

1. Heat the the graphics you wish to remove. Heating them will help make them softer and will allow the adhesive to release easier. This is especially important with older graphics as they become brittle over time. Don't allow the heat gun to heat one place for too long as you can damage the substrate and/or burn your fingers. (Ouch!)

2. Begin peeling vinyl starting at an edge, if your lucky you will get a fairly good chunk to work with you. Use a plastic razor blade or similar tool under the vinyl until you have a piece large enough to hold with your fingers. (don't pull to hard you will probably fall)

3. If the vinyl is fairly new, it may come off easily and in one piece. Most vinyl however, will break up into smaller pieces and you will need to pick at it. If the vinyl is breaking frequently, try using the heat gun again to soften the vinyl.

4. Once your vinyl is removed, you will see much of the adhesive has been left behind. You will need to spray this residue with a product such as "Rapid Remover" to soften the adhesive, ( a good product that we also sell). Allow this to set in for a minute or so before scraping the adhesive. It should come off in a "jelly like" consistency. Remove All of the adhesive.

5. Sounds like to many steps doesn't it? Well there is still those rubber "take off wheels" available in small or large. These really make a mess and if not used correctly can really hurt someone! We sell those too! 

Sounds easy enough doesn't it? Well go ahead and try that on a 25' box truck or better yet a 53' trailer. Yeah... you will be there for days.

Remember Beaver Stripes is available for the removal and or installation of all your fleet graphics needs.


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