Removing School Name from the Side of a School Bus?

My wife and I purchased a bus and we want to remove the school name from the side of the bus. Does anybody have any idea how to do this without destroying the paint under it?

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Norm in Northern Minnesota

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July 12, 20050 found this helpful

Are they decals or is it painted? If it is decals my husband and I removed decals from his pickup using a blowdryer (to warm up the glue) and a plastic putty knife to scrape them off.

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By Darrell B (Guest Post)
July 12, 20050 found this helpful

if it's painted on try using a cheap oven cleaner. My brother bought a van that had lettering painted on & removed it with cheap oven cleaner & it didn't hurt the paint underneath.

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July 13, 20050 found this helpful

If the lettering is decals, you can also use acetone to remove them. I have used this method, although on a much smaller scale, and it has worked wonderfully.

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July 13, 20050 found this helpful

The lettering is painted on. I will try the oven cleaner and let you know what happends.

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Thanks a lot!

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By Norm (Guest Post)
August 11, 20050 found this helpful

Well I tried a small spot and it did start to take off the letters but it also turned the paint an off color so I did not do any more.

I think I will have to try something else.

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