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Bbo1974

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I got my new Powerslide Bill Elliott 1987 Coors decals today from Mike's.  I am looking to remove the decals on the model pictured below and replace them with the new powerslide decals.

I was happy with the paint and would like to just remove the old decals.  Any advice?  

Note: I did not apply any clear coat after applying the original decals.

 

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If you have NOT applied clear coat, you can use making tape to remove the decals w/o removing the paint.  You may have to rub the masking tap in the area of the decal, but most of the time this will work

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for all the feedback.  I used a little bit of all the posts.. tape at first, then soaked in some warm soapy water, used Micro Set on one of the stubborn decals then lightly sanded one of the others that did not want to come off.  In the end I had to mask off and repaint a few areas due to the differences in the decals.  That left some of the paint lines visible through the new decals.  Overall I'm pretty happy with the end result.  It will look fine sitting on the shelf, just don't look too close 😊.

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Brent, it looks like mission accomplished. The second picture of the car looks a lot cleaner and crisper with the new decals. However, the paint seems orangier then the first photo. Possible lighting differences or camera setup or did you edit the photo with a program like photoshop? No matter, it looks Awesome.

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54 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

Brent, it looks like mission accomplished. The second picture of the car looks a lot cleaner and crisper with the new decals. However, the paint seems orangier then the first photo. Possible lighting differences or camera setup or did you edit the photo with a program like photoshop? No matter, it looks Awesome.

It must have been the lighting.  I found a better place to take pictures of my models.  The original photo had much more ambient light, which seemed to wash out the color.  I did repaint the trunk and had to figure out which red I used from the 4 partial cans of different reds on my workbench.  At some point I am going to pull out all my Bill Elliott models and take better pictures using the same set up.

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