Here is some of the silicone on the top boxes.
It was not until I just linked this picture here, that I noticed there was no silicone along the bottom. If it was there to stop oxidation, I would think it wouls be on the bottom as well?
Here it is now. On the cab corner you can see it is a different color; when I was using the heat-gun to remove the stickers a lot of paint came off with the sticker, so that is primer. I took one of the paint chips to Home Depot and I got a quart mixed that is pretty much an exact match to the original paint.
Here is the sticker removing tool, with the new wheels that arrived in the mail today. The rubber these wheels are made of is softer then the other wheels; I don't know why, they are the same thing from the same company. The softer rubber means they wear out faster, if you go back to the picture of the truck, the front cabinet has some stickers removed, this took and entire wheel! I am going to have to see if I can find any with the stiff rubber like the first ones I had.
I think there is something stuck inside the tool also. When spinning it makes kind of a grinding sound, but not when I have the wheel against the body to remove stickers. It had not made this sound until about half way through the wheel I wore through today. I have been putting oil in it, so that is not the problem. As the wheels wear down, it makes a very fine rubber powder, after about 5 minutes I end up having a 1/4" of the powder on my left hand and arm! Could this powder be causing the grinding if it got inside? Here is a picture of some of the powder that was on my jacket afterwords. You can see how fine it is when you compare it to my hand.
How hard is it to take apart something like this? It still works fine, but the last thing I want to do is return the tool broken.