Remove silk-screened lettering?

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Old 08-12-06, 09:36 PM
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Remove silk-screened lettering?

Hi,

I just got a new work van, a '00 Chevy Astro. I bought it from a company that had their name silk-screened on the doors. There's not a lot of lettering, but I'd like to remove it w/o damaging the clearcoat.

Is there a safe way to do this, or should I take it to a body shop?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 08-13-06, 02:53 PM
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I use the 3Mô Scotch Brite molding adhesive remover disc, P/N 07501. It is a rubber disc, chucks up in a drill and it basically "erases" without damaging clearcoat or paint.
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You should be able to get one from either an Auto Body PAint and Supply store, or possibally from a tool truck (eg snap on, matco or mac)
 
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Old 08-13-06, 06:17 PM
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Would It Work for Masking Ridges

My wife scraped the bottom corner of her bumper on a rock wall. I sanded, filled, glazed, primed, painted and clear coated it. It came out really well but I have some ridging where the masking tape was. I have been using a "Clay Bar" to remove the excess but it is hand labour intensive and slow. I was wondering if the rubber disk you mention would work for this or if you know of a better way to remove the clear coat ridges? My feathering isn't my strong suit.
 
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Old 08-13-06, 07:13 PM
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Hey Thanks! I'll go get a disk tomorrow.
 
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