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  • Leather Helmet question....

    I'm going to purchase a leather New Yorker in a few weeks and I want to put another type of trim on it(I don't care for Glo-Flex)so, does any one know how to get the reflective stickers off of the helmet without taking some paint with it also?

    LEATHER FOREVER!!!!!!

    [ 12-31-2001: Message edited by: hazmat961 ]

    Mike Pyle
    http://www.uniontownfirefighters.4t.com

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    Se if you can get it w/o the glo-flex. If not peel very carefully. If you pull some paint off under what would be the glo- flex it'll cover up with the new trim. If not, get Testors model paint gloss black and apply very thin coats to the area. Covers well and trim will adhere fine.
    "I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we know the work which a fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

    Edward F. Croker
    Chief 1899-1911
    Fire Dept. City of New York

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    • #3
      You can use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive of the glo-flex, then peel it of very slowly.
      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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      • #4
        Someone at my department just got a new leather. He got rid of 2 of the glow stickers, and replaced them with some other stuff. He just pealed slowly and carefully, there wasn`t any glue left, and the paint stayed in place.

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        • #5
          Hey Hazmat961... I just purchased a new Ny'er and received the GloFlex stickers as well. Hate em. I peeled them off without any problem. Just take your time & you wont have a problem. Brian
          Brian Rowe
          Paramedic/Engineer
          Colleton County Fire/Rescue

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          • #6
            yOU ARE CORRECT gONZO A HAIR DRYER WORKS WELL, BUT IT WILL ALL WORK OUT THE NEXT WORKIN FIRE YOU CATCH, YOU WON"T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE PEELED PAINT,

            BE SAFE & STAY LOW

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            • #7
              Thanks guys! I like the hair dryer idea Capt.! I figured you could peel them off carefully. I'll let you know how it turns out.
              Mike Pyle
              http://www.uniontownfirefighters.4t.com

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