If you buy a used trailer at auction

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  1. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Please invest in the following products at your local Home Improvement Store: 10' step ladder, 5 gallons of lacquer thinner or appropriate solvent, 10 lb. bag of painters rags, and a 55 gallon drum of elbow grease. Now.........climb up on that ladder and get rid of the adhesive from the vinyl lettering that was removed prior to your purchase of that 20 year old POS. Can you possibly take just an iota of pride in your equipment???
     
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  3. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Medium Load Member

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    They don't make decals like the old ones,save your money for a paint job.
     
  4. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Medium Load Member

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    You mean this? Built in 1994 according to tag.

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    I only snapped this picture as I know a few people that work there.
     
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  5. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    It just may not be so much as vinyl adhesive as paint discoloration. The paint under the vinyl looks to be much whiter.
    If this is all you can find to complain about how's about you get a life? Jeeez
     
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Not complaining. Just an observation. Tons of these things on the road with dirt and grime stuck to the old adhesive and you can clearly read the previous company name as clear as day.
     
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  7. slow pok

    slow pok Light Load Member

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    Paint fade 20 yr old trlr what do u expect
     
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  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That could be a good thing. It points out the marginal operators who buy cast-off junk and try to milk a few more miles out of it.
    Those old company logos are kinda like a caution sign.
     
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  9. AKDoug

    AKDoug Light Load Member

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    The Pete I'm driving had pin stripes on it at one time. As it ages they become more and more apparent, and you certainly couldn't see them when I bought it 5 years ago. Not sure why it's happening, but I've scrubbed that truck and waxed it dozens of times. There's no residue left after all these years, it has something to do with paint oxidation I'm sure.
     
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  10. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Buff it out, then put a fresh coat of hard wax on it. You’ll have to repeat this once or twice a year.

    The sun couldn’t fade the paint behind the decals, it did fade the rest of the paint. In your case whoever sold you the truck did a really good detail job before selling it.
     
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    And what you’re doing is no different. Jeeez
     
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