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Post by nodrog on Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi all, I'm new to the motorhome ownership and as such just bought a 1998 Excelsior on a Ford Transit, which, after a very good clean should be ok, what I'm after is a bit of info on the Decals on the van, has anyone replaced the fading and old Decals with new, and if so, was it a difficult job removing the original or is it best to leave it to the professionals. I live in Leeds, so if anyone has had them replaced by a professional I would be great full for the address or email, as a side line can you still get a tap and vanity unit for the bathroom as he's looking a bit tired, after 20 years though, he's not that bad.

Also there's no books at all about the work-ins of any of the systems i.e. water, gas, zig unit etc. so anyone know where I could get a copy of ANY! workings of the van, not been anywhere yet, only got him Friday so looking foreword to giving him a ride out this weekend to the coast, thanks all.
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Post by janian on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi. I removed the decals on my previous vehicle, a 1998 Duetto. I reckon it took around 16 hours in total. I removed the top layer VERY carefully with a heat gun. The remaining sticky residue was removed with a great deal of elbow grease! I tried various substances including white spirit, and proprietary sticky stuff remover but eventually found that WD 40 did a good job.
I bought different width stripes from eBay and stuck the narrow ones onto the wide ones indoors before applying the whole to the vehicle. It can be done with a lot of time and patience!
I'm sure your other questions will be answered soon by other members on here. Good luck!
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Post by groundhog on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Are there not vehicle graphic companies around Leeds that could copy the old ones? I have only done this for boats but it is possible with modern technology to get a very close match and the cost was not be that great.
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Post by bikeralw on Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:30 pm

Maybe a bit far for you, but I left my van with this company for a few days and they replicated every graphic on my van, removed all the old tired ones and applied the new shiny ones.
All for £260, a bargain I thought.
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