There are three tools that help sign makers remove vinyl graphics from a sign face: heat, abrasive wheels and chemicals. Chemicals used in the early days of vinyl signage (solvents like Naptha and Toluene) are being replaced by combinations of these petrochemical type solvents as well as the introduction of citron based systems.
The below table lists removal systems on the market were tested and found useful for removing several grades of Arlon Cut Graphic branded vinyl film.
|Orange Peel||Gap||Sun Valley, CA|
|Q&E Remover||Autotech||Grants Pass, OR|
|Rapid Remover||Rapid Tac||Merlin, OR|
|Sprayway No. 894||Sprayway, Inc.||Addison, IL|
|Orange Gel Degreaser||ZEP||Atlanta, GA|
|Adhesive and Mastic Remover||Vindotco||Largo, FL|
|XR-1000||Mod Industries||Rolling Meadows, IL|
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