Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pin-stripping the RV

I got to see Jim’s pin-stripping talents as he outlined the “swishes” on the fifth-wheel after spending most of last week peeling off the badly cracked swishes that had developed on our rig.  He said the hardest part was getting off the glue from the swishes.  After trying acetone (recommended on YouTube) he found Goo-Be- Gone did the trick. 

Here is what it looked like before with the decals peeling off from exposure to the sun.


Heartland RV doesn’t have any of the “Landmark” model decals available.  So we went to a local graphic company and they are charging us $38 each for three 54 inch decals to complete the look.

Jim used the pin-stripping because, again, Heartland didn’t have all the swishes we needed to replace, so he went with gold pin-stripping outline to disguise the two-tone white coloration.  Inside the swishes now carry a blue tint….interesting.

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Jim ordered six more rolls of pin stripping to complete the job.  The logo decals won’t be ready before we leave, so Jim will put those on later. 

I think this has been a good, inexpensive solution to the problem.  What do you think of it?

Remember, you are loved.


  1. I like it. It's different from everybody else.

  2. Wow, looks awesome ! Jim is so handy...great job. Miss you guys !

  3. I like the pin-stripe idea. I have an older rv with cracking decals and have been wondering what to do once I've removed them.

  4. Excellent solution and looks nice. :) Hugs, J&C


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