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chris green



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Decals Reply with quote

My Busher decals need replacing, any one know how to go about getting new ones? I need 4.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ask BT - they supplied our new ones Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my decals from Bushtracker and had Pauls Signs and Graphic to install , I would contact Paul as I pretty sure he said he could supply the decals . Pauls is a Perth Company and mobile.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry,
But if he did, that is illegal. Bushtracker is a Trademarked item...

Further, we do not charge much for them, and postage is cheap....

Sorry, but I refute this last Post as Illegal and impractical when you can get the real thing from the Source: Bushtracker. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there.
Has any body any other recommendations regarding having decals fitted?
I've not had much success with the above mentioned, so looking for someone else in Perth area. Northern suburbs preferably.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have the stickers, just looking for someone with experience to fit them. Don't want to attempt them and mess it up.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright Gareth,

Look, the exercise can be expensive, but not because of the decals. The problem is getting the old stuff off. It can be really tricky to do it yourself without damaging the cladding. Do not try solvents, or abrasion too much or you can damage the coating on the cladding.

The best solution I have seen, is a steam type wallpaper remover. It looks like a mop sort of thing, and you basically soften and cook the old decals off so you can scrape them gently with a poly plastic scraper to remove them. Sometimes it is a two hour affair, sometimes half a day. We do not even do it ourselves here at Bushtracker, we call in a Specialist to remove it. Anyway, the people that do it professionally earn their keep, and forget the decals the surface clean and prep can cost up to $500. That might sound expensive, but it can be quite difficult in getting the surface cleaned and prepped without damaging the finish. If you can find someone that really knows what they are doing, that is the way I would go... But don't turn someone loose on it before checking them out.. Solvents are a no-no...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advise Steve.
I spoke to the guy that does them at BT, he ran me over the do's n do not's. Ive took my time and plenty of patience, and im very happy with the results.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gareth, could you please share the steps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Dieselman,

I used the wifes hairdryer and spent over ten hours gently warming the striping. Some parts came off easier than others, in some places where the stripes has split and stretched, they only came off in very small pieces. I just took my time, no solvents or sharp metal scrapers, just a plastic spreader and my bare finger nails.
I certainly won't rush to do another one thats for sure!

Now on fitting the new stripes, i used a solution called panel prep, the sort they used in car bodyshops for prepping panels for paint, available from auto paint places.

I also had used a pencil to mark where the stripes went.

I havent fitted the Bushtracker decals as yet as im back at work, so will be doing themmon my next breaak.

When fitting the stripes i also used a little heat to gently warm the panel to help the glue. Using a soft rag will help press the striles into all the little dimples and give it that extra bond, i hope!,,

Like i said, im no expert, ive just took sound advise and added time and patience...

Hope all this helps.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obvious that one can save a dollar or three on the hard yakka cleaning the old stuff off - however, might it be better to get the expert at BT to put the new stuff on ?

Just asking as it's on my list of things to fix up in due course.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had the BT sticker guy do ours on the sunshine coast. Took him 6 + hours to do. Wasn't that expensive but it looks great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had the BT sticker guy do ours on the sunshine coast

Was that the whole deal including getting the old stuff off ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sal and John wrote:
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Was that the whole deal including getting the old stuff off ?


Yep, dropped off BT and picked up looking great.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, dropped off BT and picked up looking great.

Sounds real fine. I know Steve doesn't like posts with dollars and details. Any chance you could let me know some details via email, perhaps.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Sal and John.
In answer to your question 'might it be better to get the expert at BT to put the new stuff on' ?
Living in Western Australia, probably not financially!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed.

However, a trip via the factory to get this and that done is on the plans so I am just doing my homework at this stage. No point not having a sussed out to do list ..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 am    Post subject: Decal residue Reply with quote

After removing the old do not overtake sticker came the fun part of removing the old residue, tried every solution - prepsol, turps, petrol carefully, degreaser nothing worked then SWMBO said have you tried tea tree oil, bugger me it worked. So try it next time, wear gloves as it finds every cut you didn’t know you had.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Tea Tree oil is quite good for removing adhesive gums.
Give Eucalyptus oil a try also, as it is just as good. Just finished using some this morning for a similar reason.

Smells a little nicer as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve got one of these Caramel wheels, haven’t used it yet, but apparently they do a good job at removing the decal.



https://www.bunnings.com.au/josco-90mm-caramel-wheel_p6320847

I’ll probably use it soon, as, apparently “I haven’t got the time” is no longer an excuse.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a word of caution on those caramel wheels. I also got one from Bunnings, and used it to remove the remnants of double sided tape used to fix slim line weather shields to my 200 series Cruiser. I found that applying with very light pressure did next to nothing and when I increased the weight on the wheel - it removed the tape along with the paintwork underneath !
Perhaps a softer wheel would work well ? But be careful.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did our entire 2004 20 footer in about an hour - using my $29 steam mop (the ones for the floor...)...and it was fun, too! Yet to put the new ones on tho - thats a much scarier job to me.
Only use a caramel wheel on more solid metal surfaces...i.e. cars - it will dent the aluminium of the BT and doesn't get in to the dimples sufficiently either.





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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bushtraker
I just saw your reply to my post about sourcing the decals, I did get them from you and just got Paul to place them on . Sorry did not mean that he could supply them .
Has anyone thought of painting the pin striping on , I found that the sun has shrunk the pin stripping that go over creases and has broken in half and was thinking of removing it and just painting on the decal.

Sorry cowboy for the misunderstanding and yes they did not cost much and postage was not much either to Perth .

Cheers Digger
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Mate
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