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Another use for Shotgun and choke cleaner spray

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by likes-to-shoot, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I bought a new truck and like most dealers they stuck a advertisement sticker on the tailgate. I took a pair of pliers and peeled the foam backed metal tag off leaving some foam backing and glue on the tailgate. After trying Goo-Gone which didn't work I used Shooters Choice Shotgun and Choke cleaner and it came right off.

    P.S. I did put some of both on the paint behind the trailer hitch to make sure it didn't harm the paint or clear coat before I used it on the tailgate.
     
  2. open choke

    open choke TS Member

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    Thanks for the tip thats the cleaner that I use
     
  3. oletymer

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    Much cheaper choice is WD40.
     
  4. shooterIII

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    Try "Goof-Off" its great. Can be purchased at most auto stores.
     
  5. gun1357

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    Also works to remove glue residue when changing state inspection and license stickers. Might want to keep it off the dash. Ron
     
  6. quartering

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    have a bic lighter?
     
  7. stingray44130

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    Blaster Penetrating works best
     
  8. Bernie K

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    Back in the 60s I worked for a sign painter that taught me the business. He drove a BMW, bought it new and when he went to pick it up he found the dealers name on the back trunk lid. Back then all the dealers used metal name plates that were drilled and then attached to the lid.

    Vince was a little Irishmen, when he saw the plate on the lid he went off on the dealer, told the dealer to get it off and he wanted a new trunk lid, no filling the holes. He told the dealer he was not going to advertise free for him. The dealer ordered a new lid and repainted it to match the car.
     
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    Bernie,

    That's a great story but what in tarnations does it have to do with this thread??
     
  10. charleyj10

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    I think Bernie's story is quite germane to this thread.

    Charlie
     
  11. grntitan

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    After re-reading the original post I see the relevance of Bernie's story to the OP's mention of dealers advertising badge. I now see his story is quite germane to the thread.

    P.S. Yes, I had to look up the meaning of germane.
     
  12. charleyj10

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    GOTCHA!

    Charlie
     
  13. omgb

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    I've always wondered about those dealer tags. We don't have them in CA. Here the dealers use license plate frames. I just take them off and toss them at while at the dealership. I won't advertise for free either.
     
  14. likes-to-shoot

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    Some tried the same thing as Bernie's sign painter but was told that the dealership owned the car before he did so they had the right to attach the tag. He was told that if he had ordered the car with a substantial non-refundable down payment he would have gotten the car with no tag.

    Either way the purpose of the thread was it inform everyone that there was an alternative way of removing glue residue.

    Bill
     
  15. John Galt

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    If you don't like the dealer's tag you have the right not to buy the vehicle from that dealer- usually they install them immediately. Fortunately most dealers don't drill holes in vehicles and the glue on stickers can be removed with whatever works. I have it directly from an expert that Blaster works best for this job.
     
  16. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Is that PB Blaster? I also use it cleaning my gun, works great.
     
  17. John Galt

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    I dunno, ask stingray since he's the expert.
     
  18. Johnny

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    I use a propane torch to remove dealer stickers. Won't hurt the paint, just keep it moving.
     
  19. Straight50

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    Grntitan, since BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works, I too thought germane was the Bavarian spelling for German! Learn something new every day.

    Ditto for the WD40 on the sticky residue.
     
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    Propane torch?
     
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