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Posted By: Steve Plucker Removing paint to preserve an original decal... - Mon Aug 15 2016 06:50 PM
I have a Bennett 371 pump, Ser. No 1000 XXX 194921P that was originally red (Cheveron) I think. There was placed on this pump a round decal which was then painted over red at some time afterwards. The outside ring on this decal appears to be "flesh" color then a "dark blue" color within.

OK now...just how can I remove the red paint that was painted over this round decal without ruining the decal itself? This will be a "survivor" pump.

Thanks.

Steve Plucker
Walla Walla, WA
Posted By: keithia Re: Removing paint to preserve an original decal... - Mon Aug 15 2016 11:49 PM
Good question. I am trying to get this spray paint off too.

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Posted By: eshaver Re: Removing paint to preserve an original decal... - Tue Aug 16 2016 12:34 AM
When one of you figures out how to pull this trick off, I need to take notes , LOTS of notes !!!!!!
Graffiti Go may work on the spray paint keithia.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z5qOqWw3zsw

I don't think anything will get the paint off the decal without destroying it. The decal is the more fragile of the two Steve.
Posted By: petropumps Re: Removing paint to preserve an original decal... - Tue Aug 16 2016 03:30 AM
I've had success with taking years of paint off old decals using spray-on paint remover. Obviously you have to go slow and be careful but it works just fine. Keep a spray bottle with water (or whatever agent your particular chemical calls for) handy to stop the reaction if you get heavy-handed.
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