I picked up a $15 heat gun for removing the old decals. I wasn’t sure what to expect never having used one before. I’m happy to report that the heat gun makes the job a piece of cake.
My technique was to point the hot air just in front of the scraper. Most of the time the decal would come off in long strips. It was a pretty satisfying experience. I even got the wife to give it a go.
The “not so fun” part is removing the adhesive left behind. More about that in the next post. After two evenings of work there is only one side left to do.