So, how can I safely remove decals from my trailer? Removing adhesive vinyl graphics from a work truck or trailer presents a few challenges. It’s similar to decals from a car, but the scale changes things – especially if it’s an entire fleet of work trucks or trailers. Because most methods of decal removal involve solvents and chemicals used to dissolve the adhesive; unfortunately, any solvent strong enough to dissolve the adhesive is capable of adversely affecting human health and the environment. So, you ask how can I safely remove decals from my trailer?

What Not to do 

It can be hazardous to use harsh solvents in the large amounts needed for fleet and truck de-identification. Ammonia is one of the agents used to remove decals, which, if not used properly in a controlled environment, can cause severe damage to skin, lungs, and eyes. Other common and potentially harmful solvents used in graphics removal include acetone, found in nail polish remove.

FAQ: How Can I Safely Remove Decals From My Trailer?

Is there a safe alternate method to safely remove decals from my trailer? Yes, there’s an environmentally friendly solution – STEAM. The key to steaming off decals is to get the temperature correct: too hot, and you may damage the finish. We suggest you experiment first on a small, unexposed area of the vehicle. We try not to be too self-promoting on this blog, but we’re proud that we don’t use harsh chemicals for graphics removal. So, we use steam, and would be happy to tell you all about it.  Because using environmentally unfriendly chemicals when it’s unnecessary gets us – all steamed up!   GET A FREE QUOTE

TKO Graphix is a national fleet and vehicle graphics company helping customers since 1985. We provide full-service graphic design, digital printing, screen printing, graphics installation, and removal of large format graphics.

We’re a fleet and vehicle graphics company and since 1985, we’ve been helping businesses, large and small, brand their fleet of tractor-trailers, service trucks and company vehicles. Whether you have a fleet of thousands or a few vehicles, we are here to lead you through the vehicle branding process.

TKO Graphix is a Certified 3M™ MCS™ Warranty graphics manufacturer. Our installation crews are 3M Certified and are employees of TKO Graphix, not sub-contractors. If you’d like to learn more and get a free quote, contact us today.

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