I’ve not been a fan of the stripes and buxom bumble bee as you may know.
Next to face eviction were the flaking stripes. They’d been painted over the original black paint at some point – I’m guessing in the nineties or early noughties. I had a good chat to a previous owner who’d owned the buggy during the eighties – he’d painted the buggy yellow but not added the graphics.
I figured they come off with a good blast from the jet wash.
With the flakey stripes gone all that remained of the previous bumble bee was the smaller version on the left rear fender.
So out came the hair dryer and slowly removed all the sticker.
I decided to try foamy glass cleaner to see how well that removed the residue, and I’m surprised to say it worked very well.
The fender will need buffing out, but then again so does the whole body!
I tried some time-lapse on this video Beach Buggy #4 – quite satisfying to watch.
Fuel lines next.