Originally Posted by sdsferraro
Starray doesn't have pic logo, but have Starray by Sunline decal. They too are also showing their age by peeling and breaking. I lightly hit the logo with heat gun and lightly rubbed it with plastic putty knife and the logo restuck.
It has been almost a month and it is still sticking. Don't know how long it will last, but it saves the logo a little longer.
If that logo looks like it will stay down, paint a stripe of marine spar varnish on the edges. Make sure it's at least 1/8' on the logo and on the siding so that it completely protects and seals the edges. A couple of coats won't hurt at all. The spar varnish has a slightly yellow tint to it, but it the stripe is fairly uniform, it'll look fine.
That's a trick I learned from a guy who did emblems and lettering on ambulances and fire trucks. He told me that the vinyl edges are the weak point of the product and that if you give them extra protection, you will get a much longer life of the emblems and lettering. Sure worked because we washed those ambulances at least once a day year round, and here in western NY we use salt for ice control on the roads which is not good for the vinyl. We kept each one about 10 years.
The top stripe on my '99 is badly faded and cracked, but hasn't curled and peeled yet. The worst side gets sun until about 1 PM daily. The vinyl swirly "check mark" is just about completely peeled away. I am just going to remove the rest of it and clean it up for now. I may take it to a sign shop and have them do it in paint.
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