How to Remove Heat Transfer Decal from Nylon L-2A?

Discussion in 'Nylon' started by falcon_ib, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Member

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    I'm thinking about ordering a Bronson L-2A (they call it an L-2B but I can live with one wrong letter on the spec label). However, they have Army Air Forces decals on the sleeve and inside back panel which I'd really like to replace with correct US Air Force decals.

    It looks like a pretty good repro for the price ($100 on Amazon here in the US). Just a few details off like the knits not being tubular, right-hand zipper not a blackened conmar, incorrect spec tag, and decals.

    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/2017...tage-us-air-force-L2B-jacket/32810162078.html

    So does anyone have a good way to remove the decals? I'd try using a heat gun but I don't want to melt the nylon. Suggestions?

    Evan

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  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    I do nt think removal will be an option....Could you paint over/dye the existing decal and put the new one over the top?
     
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  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Steve. I think your options in terms of removal are very limited.

    One thing I will say do NOT put a heat gun anywhere near it, you will damage the jacket without a doubt. I've been removing the tar from the hull of a 100 year old Nordlandsb├ąt (type of traditional boat here) with a heat gun of late and I shudder to think what it would do to a nylon jacket.
     
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  4. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking jacket for the price!
     
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  5. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Active Member

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    Perhaps you could try removing or covering the S from forces and replace ARMY with US. Just a thought. The B-3 s that AliExpress are flogging have the US Airforce decal on the sleeve. Go
    figure.
     
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  6. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    leave it alone or for max paint it over - maybe some slight scratches with a sharp knife or scalpel might help but you will not be able to remove that whole think without damages of the jacket - would be maybe different with a leather surface but not with the nylon
     
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