5 Stars By w. black on 2015-03-07
Whizzy wheel and dust cloth
The wheel performed exactly as advertised...even better! With all the lettering I had to remove, I was concerned with needing more than one wheel as many reviews indicated. I was methodical but thorough and completely removed all the lettering (which covered both sides and back) from a church bus I purchased. There was no sticky residue (just dust) and I accomplished it with ONE WHEEL!!! That was the amazing part. I studied YouTube videos before starting and things went better than expected. No body shop, heat gun or plastic razors needed. No cleaning solutions. Just a whizzy wheel and dust towel for clean up.
5 Stars By Cat L. on 2017-06-17
I bought just one, could have used ten
I rated this 5 stars because the wheel save me HOURS of time spent scraping off off dried up boat decals. HOWEVER.... this is best used as the final step in what was a very long 3 step process/ordeal. The boat had 3 kinds of decals, most of which had been fried by UV light but some were some tough and super durable metallic/glitter little buggers. First step was lots of heat from my hair dryer and tried to peel and scrape as much as possible. Then I tried goof off (total failure for this tough crud), i gave up on this fast. Amazingly I stumbled upon Gummout carburetor cleaner which gummed up and melted the most resistant of this utterly tortuous stuff. (although it also eats paint). Then and only then did I bust out the wheel to get into the fine ridges and grooves where the really tough stuff was hiding. The wheel is soft and works like a giant pencil eraser. So it dissolves and disintegrates as you use it ( i quickly realized that I would have needed like 10 or more wheels to get off all the decals if I was just going to "wheel" them).
so if you have a LARGE project (24" pontoon boat loaded with the worst decals ever) and have lots and lots of time order one. but if you want to bust off the decals in an hour or two buy way more than one. If you don't end up needing them just send em back.
Getting all the decals off the boat took me maybe 18 man hours.
4 Stars By Jeffrey Joseph on 2014-08-26
Useful but not recommended as primary removal method
Previous reviews are accurate in that the wheel does as it is advertised to easily remove decals and does create quite a mess of shavings everywhere including on yourself...in your hair, on your clothes, all over the removal surface.
I had large decals to remove and honestly, the best removal technique is to heat the decal with a hair dryer and slowy peel back, heating the underside as you uncover it. I used the wheel most to remove stubborn small pieces left behind and the scum outline left behind once the decals were removed.
The wheel does wear down impressively and quickly if you are using it as the main technique to remove the decals.
4 Stars By Troy Yeske on 2017-11-14
great tool to remove adhesive
If you need to remove adhesive from car paint, this works wonders.
I had to replace the sunroof gasket on my car and tried many different kinds of adhesive remover. No matter what I tried, I could not get the adhesive off. I then read about these eraser wheels. After trying for hours to remove the adhesive with liquid removers, I tried this wheel and it worked wonders.
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because it leaves small pieces of eraser behind. Just like when you use an eraser on paper. I tried to keep it out of the car, but it does go everywhere. So plan to vacuum it up when you are done.
I wish I would have known about this sooner. It is a very handy tool.
5 Stars By Spencer Weldon on 2017-01-26
Amazing Time Saver
This thing is great! Should have bought one of these years ago!! Saves so much time and labor. I took the door protector moldings off the side of my 16 year old truck. When I pulled them off, old mounting adhesive was left behind. The wheel attached to my cordless drill made quick work of removing all the residual adhesive tape. Works great and does not harm the painted surface. Very happy with this product. Makes me want to pull all the old badges off my truck now that I know how easy it is to clean up the adhesive left behind.
5 Stars By RichW on 2014-03-14
This is my second one for removing the decals from my 2005 motor home. Not only does it remove the decals but it also removes MOST of the adhesive. A little patience is required and don't try to go to fast. This is so superior to heat guns and plastic razor blades.
1 Stars By Steve Berard on 2018-02-26
I recommend using xylol xylene whick softens the graphics and removes ...
This product doesnt work the way the description said it would. Purchased this to remove the graphics from the side of my fiberglass camper. Just seems to smear the graphic around, does remove some. I recommend using xylol xylene whick softens the graphics and removes the adhesive. Much more efficient than this product, at least in this application.
5 Stars By Mich on 2017-05-09
Worked great to remove 8yr old wrap on work van.
bought 8 of these to strip a 8yr old wrap from a work van. They worked great. Would buy again. Absolutely must have for a job like this. Great for removing stickers too. Only thing is they are a little expensive, but I think this is due to the compound used to make the rubber.
5 Stars By Mike on 2018-03-16
Wonderful automotive eraser.
I used it for double sided tape and stickers on automotive paint. This worked like a champ. Worth every penny. Saves tons of time. Only drawback is that I only have battery operated drills, and this will kill a battery pretty quick. If you are doing this professionally, then I would recommend an air powered unit.
4 Stars By Z on 2017-11-18
Great, but don't set your expectations too high.
Larger than expected. Harder to use than expected. Most reviews label this tool as a wonder, so easy, etc. I had to apply more pressure and make many passes to make progress on stubborn double sided tape from vent visors. However, still easier than scrubbing by hand. Throws tons of yellow dust.