How to remove old decals

Caravan stickers are a fun way to express one’s creativity. The process to remove them however might cause for you to think twice in utilizing them. With the right amount of cleaning, heat, and friction it can be removed without damage, scratches, or residue. By following these steps strictly, you will be able to have a successful removal process.

Start by cleaning the caravan decal itself and the surrounding surface with warm soapy water. This will help to breakdown the dirt or residue that could possibly interfere with the removal process of the decal.

The next step is to use pure water to wash away the soap and dry it thoroughly with a microfiber cloth and or leave it to air dry for 5-10 minutes.

By inspecting the decal look at the areas that display weaker points and pick at those areas and start the process of pealing it away. Specifically look for areas that have started pealing or lifting on its own and continue the process of peeling from that point.  

Aim a hot hair dryer at the center of decal, inches away and continue to other areas until it is warm to the touch. Now start using rubbing alcohol or WD-40 to gently rub the entire area of the decal. Then with the use of a ruler, old credit card or fingernails scrape away the decal always starting at the weaker spots.

To have a cleaner finish use a glue remover by applying it to a microfiber material and rub the areas where the sticky residues are still present. Follow up with cleaning the area again with warm soap water and dry the area.

Conclude the removal process with the use of car polish and car wax which will nicely refine the area and remove any left-over residue or discoloration present.