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May 07, 2012, 06:37 AM
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REMOVING Hobby king decals off there models ??


hi guys
i have some hobby king aircraft arriving soon and was wanting to remove the hoby king.com decals that they plaster onto plenty of there aircraft.

Any one have any idea if i can remove them with out damaging the paint? and how?
i have not bought any aircraft from them before so dont know what method they use to attach them.


They evan put the PITS decal on back to front on the other side of the rudder to cut costs i guess.

Last edited by darksaber; May 07, 2012 at 06:52 AM.
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May 07, 2012, 06:54 AM
fmw
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Most likely they are stickers that peel off.
May 07, 2012, 07:32 AM
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If it's painted foam leave them alone. I just coined that.

I've tried to remove stickers from painted foam and it always pulls up the paint.
May 07, 2012, 07:55 AM
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I have actually removed the HobbyKing stickers form both those planes
They are placed on unpainted foam on both planes, so they can be pealed of relatively easy.
They do leave a "dull" spot though, the surface under the stickers seems to be roughened a bit when removing the stickers, but IMHO the planes looks better without them, spot or not

Greetings from Norway
Kai W-E
May 07, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by KaiWE View Post
I have actually removed the HobbyKing stickers form both those planes
They are placed on unpainted foam on both planes, so they can be pealed of relatively easy.
They do leave a "dull" spot though, the surface under the stickers seems to be roughened a bit when removing the stickers, but IMHO the planes looks better without them, spot or not

Greetings from Norway
Kai W-E
Thanks from England for the info my norwegian friend.i shall remove them as well then as soon as they arrive.

Does any one know if u can u USE very fine sand paper to smooth over EPO without any problems?

takk
Last edited by darksaber; May 07, 2012 at 08:23 AM.
May 07, 2012, 01:01 PM
Sure it'll work
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I have had very good luck warming them up with a heatgun. You must be very carefully not to get too hot. A hairdryer may be better. "Warming" decals has made it possible to easily remove decals of various strengths from many surfaces.

Just be carefull with the heat.

Bill
May 07, 2012, 01:55 PM
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I've found the best way to remove stickers from foam is hot water and a sponge. Bit like the hair dryer idea, but less chance of bubbling the foam.
May 07, 2012, 01:57 PM
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GoofOff or GooGone works great to remove the sticky residue.


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