3M Eraser Tool
Darren's secret weapon!

I was introduced to the 3M Eraser tool and Rapid Remover (more on that later in the page) through one of my contacts within the graphics and sign industry.

 In the endless attempt to find additional profit centers as add-on service to my regular detail services, I do many types of decal, car badge, emblem, and vinyl graphics removal.

As I have worked to not only develop a longer list of specialized profit centers in my detail services, I have also learned a few tips and tricks in getting the most out of the 3m Eraser tool and the Rapid Remover adhesive remover.

Emblems, Adhesive, Badges, and Graphics Removal:
3M Eraser Tool and Rapid Remover

Between the two of these products, I have been able to diversify my portfolio of detail services, and these unique niches in the auto detailing world prove to be some of the most profitable...so long as you have the right tools.

3M Eraser Tool:

3M Stripe Off Wheel – Adhesive Remover – Eraser Wheel – Removes Decals, Stripes, Vinyl, Tapes and Graphics – 4 Inch diameter x 5/8 Inch thick – 3/8-16 Threaded Mandrel – 07498 – Pack of 1

  • Use to remove double sided tape when doing car debadging.
  • Use to remove vinyl graphics.
  • Use to remove double sided tape under rub rails from trucks, Suburbans, Tahoe's, etc.
  • Use to remove car warps.

Power Drill:

DEWALT Electric Drill, Spade Handle, 1/2-Inch, 9-Amp (DW130V)

  • One of my favorite brands of power tools
  • Far better than the outdated Craftsman drill I was using.
  • Any household drill will work, but if you plan on doing this service professionally, I recommend professional grade tools.

Darren's Next Magic Trick

Having been in the world of professional detailing for over 25+ years, I have tried out what seems like an endless list of products and chemicals.

Tar and adhesive removers whether at the retail or professional level have always been less than effective and very time consuming.

Until I found the miracle answer!

Rapid Remover: as I mentioned above, was introduced to me by one of the graphic sign shops I do business with anytime they have a difficult graphic and emblem removal project.

I have learned that the sign and graphic industry is far more motivated to install graphics and vinyl car wraps than they are in removing them.

These projects are very time consuming and not much fun. But with these set of tools, I have found that what many companies run from, are in fact high paying profit services that I have used professionally to diversify my list of detail services.

Rapid Remover:
The best car adhesive remover

Rapid Remover Adhesive Remover for Vinyl Wraps Graphics Decals Stripes 32oz Sprayer

  • The most effective adhesive and tar remover I have ever found.
  • Use to remove residual adhesive after the removal of vinyl graphics from cars, trucks, RV's, commercial equipment.
  • Use in removing old vinyl car wraps after first layer of vinyl has been removed.
  • Also a water soluble super effective grease and oil cutter that is safe for both interior and exterior of cars, boats, RV's, etc.

Darren's Professional Tips

Whether you are a professional detailer looking to expand your list of services, or a "Do-it-Yourselfer" looking to tackle the endless list of projects; the eraser tool and the Rapid Remover will deliver!

  • Remove bumper stickers easier than ever.
  • Remove vinyl decals from virtually any surface; car, truck, RV, boat, window, etc.
  • Safe and effective for paint, glass, gel coat, metal, etc.
  • Between these two products, you can safely and quickly remove double sided tape and the adhesive residue that will always be part of any of these removal jobs.
  • As a rule, always use according to manufacturers directions and test in an inconspicuous area first; then you can experiment until your mind runs out of ideas.

I hope this info has helped


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