How to Use a Heat Gun to Take Graphics Off an RV

When your RV has been in the sun for a long period, the graphics tend to get brittle and start peel off. By using a Master Heat Gun and a scraper, you can remove most of the graphics.

How It Works

A heat gun is used to emit a stream of hot air, usually at temperatures between 300-1000 degrees F at an object. Air is forced through or over a heating element. The heat energy transfers to the air. Whether the object melts or comes off depends on how close the gun is to the object without burning the object. A fan creates the air that becomes heated and is forced out of the gun.

How to Use

A heat gun is not a toy and needs to be used by those old enough to understand it is not a hair dryer. Therefore, if getting the graphics off an RV were a family project, the children would do better with the scrapers than the heat gun.

There are many more pointers to keep you safe when using a heat gun, such as:

  • Reading the manual
  • Making sure to keep yourself and the surroundings safe
  • Making sure you are using it in a well-ventilated area
  • Do not leave the heat gun on and unattended
  • Make sure to turn it off and placed securely while it cools down
  • Making sure your workspace is secure

When you are ready to start, make sure you have read the manual to about how to use a heat gun and the safety features about this heat gun. Once you plug it in, there is a turn on/off switch. In the beginning, having it on for a little while before using it all day, it is a good idea to get used to being in one position, using your stronger arm to hold the heat gun, and your other hand for the scraper.

A rhythm takes place when you are in the zone of the Heat Gun. You forget everything else as you try to get every last piece of the graphics off your RV. In time, they come off and you have a beautiful white RV.

If you have any questions on how to properly use a heat gun, please contact us for more information.

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