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Don't forget your company logo

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by derekslawncare, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Well, since you never know who may end up with your truck after you are done with it, here is one more reason why you should NEVER leave any company identifiers (logo, phone # website or anything else that connects the vehicle to your company) on your truck when you trade it in. As a rule, I have always removed anything that traced back to my company because I was always afraid that someone who wasn't a good driver would get my truck, drive reckless or cause an accident and I didn't want it to look like it was my company that was responsible, but here is another reason that I'm sure no one here has thought about.

    https://autos.yahoo.com/news/texas-plumber-ford-truck-ends-terrorists-133033518.html

    So, be sure to remove your decals before you get rid of your next trade in.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Could use it as their collections tuck if your late with the payment.
     
  3. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Just proof of how stupid our own citizens are to be calling these people and making threats instead of using common sense to realize why his name is on the truck.
     
  4. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Silly terrorists...buying Fords
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    When we traded in our truck my mechanic didn't have time to remove the decals, the dealer said they would do it. We took it to them a couple days before we picked up the new one as they had a potential buyer interested in seeing it. I waited to see proof that they had removed the decals before I signed the title.
     
  6. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    What is the best way to get the decals off and not mess up the paint? I bought a fiberglass boat, and I need to change the name of it.
     
  7. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    what if those pictures are American propaganda for the news agencies and those pictures were taken on an army base in Texas and the truck actually never left the states??
     
  8. myzx6

    myzx6 Member
    Messages: 90

    Heat gun and patience are the best way to do it and yes it still sux that way, but the heat does a good job of loosening the adhesive and letting the vinyl come off in bigger pieces, just don't over do the heat
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    If it's vinyl, a hair dryer. Heat it up and peel.



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  10. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    As others have stated, heat and peel. And i could be wrong, but i think i heard somewhere that it is bad luck to change the name of a boat. If you have my kind of luck, you don't need to be doing anything that adds to it.
     
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The cheaper the vinyl, the harder it is to get off.



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  12. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    I think you can change it, but it's bad luck to have a boat with no name.

    And yes, heat gun works well, I've used it before, but yes don't over-do the heat as it can mess up the paint. I saw a guy at the sign shop one time actually just use a razor blade. Kind of surprised me, but it worked.
     
  13. ringahding1

    ringahding1 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Hair dryer or heat gun does the trick
     
  14. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Thanks guys. I'm a full time USCG licensed Charter Captain in summer. This boat will be used for Cayuga lake cruises, and the old name doesn't fit the purpose. I think the previous owner spent the big bucks for the lettering, so it should be decent quality material.

    Thanks Derekslawncare for letting me borrow your thread.

    Merry Christmas to all.
     
  15. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    You guys and your hairdryers are nuts!!!

    Go to napa and get an eraser wheel put it in a drill and be done in no time!

    It's a round piece of rubber when you get it rub it against something to knock down the square edge
    They last awhile,

    I've used mine countless amounts of time!!
     
  16. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    X2 on the eraser wheel. Takes decals off quickly, and doesn't hurt the paint. Using hairdryers and heat guns is like stepping on your d*ck.