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Offline collector

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  • Name: john rutenberg
Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:10:50 AM »
I'd like to remove my decal and put it on my NOS compressor. I've changed the casings before but I'm really wanting to make it easy on myself this time. Anyone had success? Maybe a heat gun and a razor blade?

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 05:38:14 AM »
Why not buy a replacement decal?
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 06:13:58 PM »
Then it wouldn't be original. ;)

Bruce. >:D
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 10:10:02 PM »
But the compressor's not original.

 ::)

Get a replacement decal, drive it a few thousand miles, it'll blend right in....

 ;)
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Offline Classic

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 07:30:17 AM »
http://osborn-reproduction.com/ carries many reproduction decals.
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Online cadillacmike68

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 11:06:27 PM »
Then it wouldn't be original. ;)

Bruce. >:D

I suppose you still have all the original hoses, belts and tires on your cars...
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
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1996 Fleetwood Brougham
2009 STS NorthStar Platinum ed RWD
2011 CTS PRemiun ed Sedan RWD
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2005 CTS Hi-Feature Sedan RWD
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Offline V63

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 03:27:10 AM »
I have removed them, a new single edge razor and patience...starting at a corner. Seem I used brake clean to release adhesive as it was exposed. Contact cement was used to reinstall. Coat both sides...allow to flash off and stick together.

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 02:18:23 PM »
Yes, my car has its original tires, belts hoses, clamps and  brake pads. Everything is original with 16k miles it still should all be original. The only things changed are the battery, brake fluid, oil and coolant. My compressor is making a bit of noise but still has its original R12 refrigerant. I turned on the AC and got it hot and used a razor blade and it came off nicely. The NOS compressor has the incorrect decal number and the reproduction isn't correct and doesn't have a serial number.

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:15 PM »
John, I was just razzing Bruce, not writing to you.

Its your car, you do what you want with it.

You never mentioned the year, but if it is a R-12 car with the original tires, I wouldn't drive it any anything over 10-15mph or for any distance whatsoever.
Regards,
"Cadillac" Mike
Current:
1968 DeVille Convertible
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
2009 STS NorthStar Platinum ed RWD
2011 CTS PRemiun ed Sedan RWD
Past:
2008 CTS Premium ed Sedan AWD
2005 CTS Hi-Feature Sedan RWD
2000 ElDorado ESC Hard Boot Convertible
1995 Fleetwood Brougham
1973 Sedan DeVille
1970 Fleetwood Brougham
1969 DeVille Convertible

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 10:01:55 PM »
ALL of my cars have their original tires, none are dry rotted and none look worn. I drive all my cars around town but would never drive any of them on the freeway (even with brand new tires) you can only have a car original once. Any changes or defects deprecates them heavily. I have a closet full of NOS tires.  Thank you for your concern.

Offline Bobby B

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Re: Has anyone removed their AC decal successfully ?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 08:46:10 PM »
I have a closet full of NOS tires. 

If that closet were in MY Bedroom, the aroma would make me sleep like a Baby........ ;D ;D ;D
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