Sharing a Decal Removal Video from SUV / 4WD

March 2nd 2015 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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Hey there Peter here,

I’m about to head home but before I do, I wanted to share with you a really cool video (well cool for people in our industry…)

It’s show some car decals coming off in minutes – and excuse the strong accent. I might need sub-titles next time.

And also a Big Thank you for some of the personal responses and positive enquiries that really shows an interest in making removing decals an easy task. (we have over 70,000+ views on YouTube)

The following video shows the Whizzy Wheel in action – making easy work of taking off a car decal.

  • It works in minutes
  • Very easy use
  • Safe to use on painted car surfaces (for factory finish paint jobs)

Enjoy the video. It only goes for a couple of minutes so a nice opportunity take a quick break.

Remove Car & Truck Decals and Stickers in Minutes – Step by Step guide

Watch the Video
**** 55 ratings 70,619 views

FYI – those people who called or emailed me yesterday (and if I haven’t yet got back to you), I promise will share the Whizzy Wheel opportunity in the next few days

Regards,
Peter

www.decalstickerremover.com.au
peter@pacificwebb.com.au

Selling Decal Removal Tools to Distributors

February 26th 2015 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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Firstly, thank you to all the people who completed the survey.

The overwhelming response is that finding a way to speed up Decal removal is one the best way to help businesses in the Sign industry.

I’m also not surprised that people believe that over 50% of people see removing decals as a hassle if they take on a job that needs it removing. One person responded by saying

“I lost money on a job as under quoted on how long it would take to remove decal from the side of a SUV”.

After searching for a way to help easily remove decals, I really believe we have found something very cool to share.

And before I get into it, I want to share a little about my family story in the sign game.

My father started a successful sign business about 30 years ago and during that time, car decals were invented and boomed as a way for businesses to increase their advertising by displaying decals on their car fleets.

The downside was no-one had found an effective way to take off the decals when the car was sold or needed re-branding.

The old ways of using a hair dryer, adhesive spray, metal blades or even fingers nails just didn’t work.

Often you would spend more time trying to remove a decal from a car, then you would applying it. It just didn’t make sense.

However, there is a happy story

The great news is I have been speaking and working with people in the industry and come up with a great opportunity for people in the Sign industry

Okay to cut is short, we are putting final touches on the Whizzy Wheel and in a few day’s time I will share a video about it and get your thoughts on how it can really help your business

Thanks and Best Regards
Peter
www.decalstickerremover.com

P.S – found this funny picture of me when my father started setting up his business. Definitely a bad hair day 

How to remove decals from stationary bicycles

January 21st 2015 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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The great thing about being able to run an online business that helps people across the Globe remove decals and stickers is the variety of customer enquiries we get.

Back in 2013 I lived in New York for most of the year and struck up some great friendships and helped out people who needed help taking off Decals.

Due to the weather, we find the northern hemisphere has the busiest months in Spring and end of Winter and people prepare their cars, SUV’s, and especially Campervans /RV’s for the tourist months. Whereas the southern hemisphere is on the opposite cycle.

Just this month I had a great chat with a customer who needs help taking off decals from stationary bicycles.

Now this may seem trivial, though stationary bicycles with decals are applied in a very different manner.

Most new bicycles that come with decals and stickers on them, already have a protective coat on them. This protective coat is used to protect the bike from the weather elements, especially moisture that causes rust. The downside is that you can not take off any bike decals unless you cut into the protective coat.

Stationary bikes are different as they are used indoors (it would be pretty hard to ride a stationary bike down the street) they do not have the protective coat. This means a tool like the whizzy wheel (see below) can be used to take them off.

This was a real pleasing for my new colleague based on the East Coast and makes the job so easy.

stationary bike with decal

(Note: this is not the Bike with the Decal discussed in this Blog)

Regards,
Peter “Chief Decal Removal Officer” Nobbs

P.S – some good news is we now dispatch same day to the following countries with delivery in 3 – 5 working days. United States, Canada, United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. We can also express delivery next day. Just drop me a line at peter@pacificwebb.com.au if you need immediate delivery (still process your order as usual, then I’ll fix it up)

For people outside those countries who need sticker and decal removal help. We ship to you guys aswell, with delivery being 8 – 12 working days

Celebrating 2014 – Whizzy Wheel Christmas Party Special

December 14th 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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A short note to share with you a few Festive Happy Snaps from the Whizzy  team and the  Christmas Party.

This was the fifth Xmas party for Whizzy Wheel since setting up in 2007 (and yes we were party poopers initially and skipped on celebrating the festive season)

The runaway success has been the reach into Car Fleets this year with some great successes and feel good stories (yes I feel good when we have decal free cars)

Below are a few Xmas snaps for our party themed “Tropical living” at a local Mexican restaurant. It was held a bit earlier this year (November), with baby sitters booked in early…

whizzy wheel Xmas Party2013

Enjoy the Festive season and hope you get some time off and enjoy some good weather and relaxing days

 

 

Regards,
Peter and the Team

 

 

 

P.S – next year we will be expanding the Xmas party and welcome suggestions to the theme

P.P.S – some pic below of prior xmas parties

Whizzy-wheel-christmas

Removing Car Decals from the Summer Heat

November 25th 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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If you live in a hot climate, then there is bad news for removing car stickers

They become really bonded onto the surface in the summer heat.
What that means is that stickers become really hard to remove. The chemical structure of the adhesive changes overtime where the adhesive and sticker become bonded together.

This results in a situation where virtually all sticker removal tools will not work

The strategies to take off a car decal you could try (though won’t work on baked on decals are)

– Finger nails: forget it…. That method will just result in bloodied stubbed fingers

– Metal razor blade: wowow. Be careful here not to cut your fingers and the possibility to damage and scratch the paint work is just too buig

– Hair dryer: well this works if the decal is only a month or so old, though for baked on decals, it just doesn’t cut it

So I don’t want to bark up the old same saying, though they same repetition is the key to mastery.

The answer to removing car stickers is the Whizzy Wheel. It works because

1. Based on friction so regardless how old a sticker it, the whizzy wheel will remove it
2. Made of soft rubber – doesn’t affect paint work (for factory finished painted cars)
3. Wider: so works faster and lasts longer
4. Speed: spins at 2500 – 4000 rpm so gets job down.

If you want to see it in action, check out this page of ½ dozen situations of cars, windows, trucks having stickers removed

Regards,
Peter

P.S – below is a Whizy Wheel 2014 Christmas photo collage. We do this every year. Celebrate a year of stickers being removed and happy customers worldwide

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Best way to take off Stickers from a Van?

November 1st 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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Best way to take off Stickers from a Van?

One aspect I love of being Chief Decal Removal Officer is every week I get calls about how we can help people take stickers off from their cars.

The main reason for this type of enquiry is often people have bought a 2nd hand van, that previously had another companies advertising stickers on the side, and they need to remove them

(and if you want to know how to get rid of that ghosting effect, you can skip to the end of the blog)

This week, we had a chap from Broadmeadow who needed to take stickers off their van. It was the usual scenario when the standard sticker removal techniques were used, but with no success

To save you the time, you can rule out any of the below approaches, if your decal has been baked onto your car for more than 2+ years.

So what does NOT work

1. Fingernails. Okay, this may work for those flimsy stickers your kid puts on the side of his bed, though any heavy duty van sticker, this just won’t work
2. Metal razor blades; this will work on glass and windows to take off stickers, but we do not recommend on painted surfaces as it’s easy to damage the paint work
3. Chemicals or spray’s: these are great at cleaning the surface once the sticker has been removed, though does not work well in actually removing the stickers
4. Hair dryer: this has mixed results and on new stickers it works quite well, though on old baked on stickers that are cracked and worn out, it doesn’t work (check out below video of the hair dryer working. This is a really new sticker)

So the proven way to take off van stickers is the Whizzy Wheel. The reason it works is

a. It uses friction to take off the van sticker, so regardless of how old the sticker is, even baked on, you can easily take it off
b. It’s made of soft rubber, so won’t affect the paint work on your car (assuming it’s factory finish paint work).
c. Speed: the Whizzy Wheel turns at around 2,500 – 4,000 rpm’s which means the sticker literally flies off the surface (check out the video below to see it in action)
d. Width: the Whizzy Wheel is about 2 inches (5 centimetres wide) so makes taking off stickers a very fast task

Impromptu plug

Now pardon interrupting the flow of this blog, though I just remembered an email I got the other week which I have copied and pasted below – these are the types of emails that make me smile all day

“My name is Jonathan Langston and I’m located in Atlanta, GA USA. I came across your video on YouTube and decided to give the Whizzy Wheel a try to use at my current company. Honestly, I didn’t really get my hopes up too much and really thought this would be another false advertised waste of money. Well, I can honestly say that I was very, very wrong. This is one of the few products I’ve seen that actually does what it claims to do.”
Now that my big ego has calmed down after getting a great email like that, I want to let you know that if you need to remove any type of car sticker or decal, then the Whizzy Wheel is the must have

We 100% stand by this guarantee and if you have any concerns that the Whizzy Wheel does not work like in the video’s, drop me a line at peter@pacificwebb.com.au and I’ll instantly refund you.

Being candid, we have sold 3,000+ whizzy wheels in the last couple of years and 99.9% of people who we hear from just love.

We would love to help you take off your car or van sticker so please drop me a line (+61 421 001 613) or try the whizzy wheel today and enjoy the benefits of a sticker free van

Regards,
Peter “Chief Decal Removal” Officer

P.S – if you want to get rid of the ghosting effect (i.e. the effect that it looks like there is still the sticker on your van, then its easy.

Mining Trucks and Cars – How to Get them Clean of Car Stickers?

October 25th 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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Recently we had a phone call from Jeremie whose business (electicial) was located in the mining area just outside of Mackay

Now this part of the world is wealthy in minerals though is very tough climate – with the temperature being 100+ fahrenheit or (over 40 degress)

What this means is that the stickers on car vehicles become bonded very tightly to the surface. This results in:

– Stickers being very hard to remove

– Car stickers becoming cracked and hard to remove using standard approach of
o fingernails
o heat gun
o prey (to the whichever God you believe/ not believe in)

What we found is the best and only way to remove a car sticker that has been really baked on is via the whizzy wheel.

The whizzy works by being different to any other car sticker removal solution on the market. The process is very simple

1. Connect a whizzy wheel to a standard drill using the arbor
2. Turn on the drill to approx. 2,500-4000 rpm’s
3. Slowly move the whizzy wheel back and forth across the decal
4. Crack a beer or favourite celebration food to toast your good work

Now the reason the whizzy wheel removes stickers so easily as it uses friction to wear away the sticker

It’s made of soft rubber so will not damage the painted surface and works wonders on car and truck windows.
We sometimes find there is adhesive or glue left on the car surface where the sticker once was.

To help remove this, we suggest use citrus degreaser (much cheaper and more effective than goo off) to clean the surface.

Remember, if you are re-applying a sticker, make sure the surface is wash thoroughly and any citrus degreaser is cleaned off. Otherwise, it will be hard to get the new stickers to stick onto the car surface

If you have any questions, (this blog started due to a customer calling us and working out a solution to his mining sticker removal situation), then please drop me a line at peter@pacificwebb.com.au or call +61 421 001 613 to see how we can help.

We have helped over 3,000+ customers remove stickers and decals from all situations and even if the Whizzy Wheel is not the best solution for your situation, we shall work out a way to help

(and yes, the below image is of a mining truck that has decals, though it’s a lego model…. Checking who is paying attention).

How-to-Get-them-Clean-of-Car-Stickers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How to have a car free of crystal like stickers?

October 19th 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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This week I had a call from a lady who needed to remove car stickers that had crystals (made by 3M) on them… well not real crystals.

It was a phone conversation so I could not see the actual car sticker, though it’s similar to the below picture

crystal-like-stickers

Until the sticker removal phone call, I had not heard of car stickers that had crystals attached to them. Apparently they are very popular now, though you want to get them place on your car correctly as need a different approach to remove.

Now to 99% of our customers, I recommend the Whizzy Wheel to remove stickers and decals from the majority of surfaces as just works so well.

You can see from the car sticker removal video how well it works

Now back to our scenario of removing stickers that had crystals on them from a car.

The Whizzy Wheel is not appropriate as it works by wearing away a car sticker through friction and it peels off (the best way is via watching the video)

The reason we did not recommend it is the crystals could mark the surface when being peel off as theWhizzy Wheel rotates at 2500-4000 rpm (and yes we are being conservative as we did not get to see the application in real life, rather had a phone call to understand the situation)

NOTE: if the scenario was a normal car sticker to remove, then we would 100% recommend the Whizzy Wheel as find it by far the BEST way to remove car sticekrs

The way we helped, is that recommended a very slow and steady approach to remove the crystal car sticker

Step 1:

  • Purchase a plastic razor blade that has a sharp/ angled edge, but will not damage the paint

Step 2:

  • Go to your local hardware store and get some Citrus Degreaser to take off the adhesive or glue that maybe left on the surface

Now you have your tool, we recommend this approach

  1. Spray the sticker edges thoroughly with Citrus Degreaser
    1. If possible, perforate the surface so the Citrus Degreaser can really get under the sticker
  2. Take the plastic blade and slowly guide the edge under the sticker lip
  3. Spray more Citrus Degreaser under the lip where the sticker has started to come off

Repeat steps 1 – 3 until the job is finished

What we don’t recommend

As this job is on a painted surface a metal razor blade is definitely no usable due to the potential to damage the painted surface

Alternative Approaches

As the crystal car sticker was made with lettering from 3M(well that’s what the customer told us), using a hair dryer to remove car stickers may not be suitable due to the strength of the sticker.

Usually the hair dryer approach to removing car stickers works for very small stickers, that do not have a strong adhesive

How we can help

Our business is removing decals and stickers from all types of surfaces and we always love the opportunity to helpPlease drop me a line on + 61 421 001 613 or peter@pacificwebb.com.au with any sticker removal questions

Regards,
Peter

P.S – if you want to see want citrus degreaser looks like, check out the link
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Removing decals and stickers from an Airstream (caravan)

October 11th 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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This week we had an enquiry on how best to remove decals and stickers from an Airstream (and for those non Americans, that means caravan).

To help our friendly customer we suggested taking the below approach to taking off stickers and decals from his Airstream.

The good news is that as Airstreams are made from aluminium, it makes for an ideal surface to take off the stickers.

Aluminium, unlike plastic is easy to remove stickers from and using a Whizzy Wheel is a guaranteed solution for making the airstream have zero decals left on the surface.

The other goods news is that the retro design of Airstream (recreational vehicles) is coming back into fashion, making them even more popular.

So here is our advise to taking off stickers from an Airstream

**** email to customer ****

 In relation to helping your decal / sticker removal job, below are some tips that may help

  • Start from the outside of the sticker and work your way inwards
  • Ensure you move the whizzy wheel back and forth across the surface to ensure the sticker comes off more easily
  • Please use an electric drill, rather than a cordless drill as works a lot better
  • Once the stickers have been removed, if there is any adhesive or glue left over, the best (and most economical product) to clean the surface is Citrus Degreaser (this link is just to show what it looks like as Home Depot is USA based). You can get some from your local hardware store for about $10-20/ bottle
  • If you need to re-apply any stickers, make sure you wash the surface with soapy water then dry, to remove any citrus degreaser or dirt

removing stickers from caravan Airstream

(and yes this Airstream image is taken from the good old “yester-years”…. Well before my time)

And for you Airstream buff’s here 11 Airstream facts we found online

  1. WALLY BYAM WAS A RIDICULOUSLY QUOTABLE MARKETING GENIUS.
  1. VINCENT PRICE NARRATED A MINISERIES ABOUT THE AIRSTREAM.
  1. THERE WAS A SQUARE AIRSTREAM.
  1. THERE ARE EIGHT AIRSTREAMS BURIED NOSE DOWN IN THE GROUND NEXT TO I-4 IN 15 MILES FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA. (EXIT 14 ON THE I-4, NEAR DOVER).
  1. THOUGH THE COMPANY’S PRODUCT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE “SILVER BULLET” AIRSTREAM’S SILVER CLOUD MODEL WAS NOT SILVER, NOR BULLET SHAPED.
  1. BEFORE ALL THE HIPSTERS WERE DOING IT THIS CENTURY, IN THE 1950S, BYAM RECOMMENDED USING THE CHEMEX COFFEE MAKER.
  1. ALUMINUM TRAILERS (INCLUDING AIRSTREAM) STOPPED PRODUCTION DURING WWII.
  1. THERE ARE AIRSTREAM HOTELS IN FRANCE AND SOUTH AFRICA.
  1. THE LOOK OF THE AIRSTREAM TRAILER WAS INSPIRED BY THE STREAMLINE MODERNE DESIGN AESTHETIC.
  1. PAMELA ANDERSON ONCE OWNED AN AIRSTREAM EQUIPPED WITH A STRIPPER POLE.
  1. TRAILERING WAS SO POPULAR IN THE EARLY DAYS OF AIRSTREAM THAT IN THE MID 1930S THERE WERE ABOUT 48 TRAILER COMPANIES, BUT WITHIN 5 YEARS THERE WERE 400.

Now if you have read this far, you must be very keen on removing stickers or decals from your Airstream/ caravan/ recreational vehicle.

The good news is we are here to help. We have helped 2560+ people remove decals for all types of situations and if you have a questions or query about the best way to remove stickers from any surface, then let us know today

We are contactable on peter@pacificwebb.com.au for any questions on removing stickers or call +61 421 001 613 for urgent questions.

Regards

Peter

(P.S if you want to start today and remove decals from your airstream, then you will be very happy with the result)

 

How to Easily Remove Bumper Stickers

October 3rd 2014 in Remove Decals and Stickers

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You maybe in the situation where you need to remove a bumper sticker from your car due to:

– Bought a 2nd hand car that has a lot of bumper stickers on it
– Bought a “Obama” or “Bush” political bumper sticker and now changed your outlook on life
– Put on a funny bumper sticker such as “If it’s rocking, don’t bother knocking” which was funny when you were single, though not appropriate now

Bumper Stickers

lot of bumper stickers
To remove the bumper sticker, there are a few options and need to need check the surface type of your bumper to know what solutions work best.

The type of bumpers on most car’s are

1. Factory finished painter bumper
2. Plastic/ exposed bumper
3. Metal or aluminium bumper

clean black bumper
Metal Bumper no stickers

Factory finished painter bumper

Cars built in the last 5+ years, generally have bumpers that have the factory finish paint, rather than the older style, “black bumpers” that were made from a plastic compound
The good news is that factory finish bumpers can use the following techniques to remove stickers

1. Hair dryer
Great option if you are low on funds and the sticker is relatively new. Older bumper stickers that have been baked on in the sun won’t remove easily when using a hair dryer. This option definitely works well on new bumper stickers, but not old ones

2. Plastic razor blade
This sometimes works, though the issue here is if the adhesive is bonded on strongly, the bumper sticker does not peel off easily.
Plastic razor blades work better on stickers that have been stuck on the inside of a car window, such as registration stickers

3. Whizzy Wheel
Okay – we do sell this and it’s the best way we find to take off bumper stickers. It works in minutes and often takes off a lot of the adhesive/ glue aswell.

The only downside is it costs money though definitely does the best job and the fastest tool

Plastic/ exposed bumper

The black bumper is most common amongst cars from the 1980’s to early 2000’s. They are designed to be able to take a few knocks and scratches and the marks are not as obvious as if on paint work.

Due to these bumpers often being made of plastic, we don’t recommend using a hair dryer or whizzy wheel.
The heat from the hair dryer can warp the plastic and the whizzy wheel, even though made of soft rubber, may affect the plastic
In this situation the safest solution is plastic razor blade as though slower, it won’t affect the surface.

Metal or aluminium bumper

These are the easiest bumper stickers to remove as you have more options to work with.
We suggest using the whizzy wheel as the first option or hair dryer (if have some patience) as the back-up approach
The good news, as the bumper is made of metal or aluminium, there is little chance of damaging the surface as it’s a sturdy surface.

Take Action in removing the bumper sticker

In summary, removing bumper stickers can be fairly easy as you have 3 tools to chose from. The Whizzy Wheel, Hair Dryer or Plastic razor blade.

If there is any glue left over on your bumper bar once the sticker has been removed, we recommend using some citrus degreaser.
It fairly cheap at around $10 / bottle and is fantastic at taking off any adhesive

** A little history about us **

Here Decal Sticker Remover HQ, we love helping people take off stickers from their bumpers.
We have over 20+ years experience in removing stickers so would love to help you in our quest to remove unsightly decals from every bumper bar across the North / South America, Europe and Asia

If you have any sticker removal questions or need help removing stickers, please contact me via peter@pacificwebb.com.au and we would love to help. (we even love giving free tips on how to best tackle your job)

Note: we have ruled out using a metal scraper or razor blade due to the dangers of cutting yourself when removing a bumper sticker

“I’ve found that nothing removes old stickers from your car windows like the Wonder Wheel.

Philip Clark


The result, two tools specifically designed to remove Decals and Vinyl Stickers, .

Whizzy Wheel: made of soft rubber and perfect for large areas

Wonder Blade: made of plastic and designed for small, more detailed areas
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