Dear Zenith. Please get new part labels! These are impossible to take off. 15% of time building is spent removing labels and residue.


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Comment by Jason R on January 5, 2019 at 4:32pm

My labels come right off....  but I label everything with a sharpie.

Score one for scratch builders!  LOL

Comment by Paul Sanders on December 31, 2018 at 6:32pm

During my seven year build I rarely had trouble getting the labels off using the acetone, except for one kit (the fuselage I think) where they had obviously used a different glue, and most parts were double labeled, one on top,of the other, there was much cursing :-)

Though the person who put the labels on pales in comparison to the person who put the window protection strips on, now that was a nightmare.

Comment by Loren Warner on December 30, 2018 at 8:34pm
Usually peels right off after a few minutes soak time with acetone. We time removal of labels with deburring, etching, and priming adjoining surfaces. After etching and before priming we wipe clean with acetone. We always had a spray bottle of acetone standing by. Cortec was our primer of choice between all adjoining surfaces.
Comment by Joshua smith on December 30, 2018 at 2:08pm
Kinda my point here. I don’t want to spend all day in a shop that smells of lacquer thinner, paint thinner, or whatever..put gloves on, take off, Store the rags away from other rags, and scrape , sand, rub labels off for 5 minutes every time I pull another part out. There are hundreds of labels.Just get better labels.
Comment by Russell Johnson on December 30, 2018 at 1:01pm
Place a rag soaked with lacquer thinner on the label for about 30 seconds and it will peel right off. A couple of swipes with the same rag does away with the residue. If you have to put some of the parts away for an extended period of time you will be glad the labels adhere as well as they do.
Comment by Joshua smith on December 30, 2018 at 11:40am
We must have different part labels. Seriously, I hate the person at Zenith that puts these on. The easiest I have found is with a straight blade window scraper razor blade. Then rubbing alcohol for the residue.
Comment by Lynn S. Beckhorn on December 30, 2018 at 11:12am
You're makin it way too hard. Wet wet the paper with a little water and they scrape right off with your fingernail. Cheers,,,,,, Lynn
Comment by Shane Ballingall on December 30, 2018 at 10:34am

Have to agree with you, though by now I’ve worked out a system that makes it a bit quicker.

Soak the label in acetone (with a rag), then scrape it off with a blade or paint scraper and clean off residue with acetone. I do it before deburring and priming, so usually get a lot of 15-20 parts together and spend 20-30 minutes removing labels.

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