I started on my bi-monthly list from one of my little old lady customers yesterday. One thing she wants me to do is to remove the stick-on numbers and letters from her metal (typical rural) mailbox. They’ve been on about 8 years, and are the kind that have the metallic print embossed, peel-off back, etc. They’ve started to peel.
I started by peeling off the loose stuff, which was easy. Then a little more of each letter came off without too much trouble–maybe 1/4″. The rest acts like it’s been welded on, or chemically bonded. I scraped and scraped, and all I managed to do was gouge a few more pieces off, mostly with the paint included. I even tried my trick from the Old Linoleum thread, put ice on and then tried to peel the cold letters off. No dice.
Any of you have an idea of what I can put on these things to soften the adhesive, so they’ll come off?