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O/T how to remove decal from car

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 686beretta, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. 686beretta

    686beretta TS Member

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    Hey does anybody out there know how to take off the sticky part of a car dealers decal? I have most of it off but there is still some there. What can I use? I do not want to hurt the cars paint. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    There is an adhesive remover that I use, BUT I wait until the surface is quite warm, and then hit it with my high pressure washer. That peels them off in a heart beat. I clean it up with the remover, or you can use lighter fluid.

    WW
     
  3. T/C

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    WD-40 on a rag,then wash with soap and water,then wax. WD won't hurt the paint or clear coat but removes sticky glue substances like nothing else. Change to a clean rag often.
     
  4. welderman

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    I've been told that a hair dryer is the way to go. Tom S.(welderman)
     
  5. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Heat guns work great for removing decals, often you can remove them without leaving any glue behind. But if you've already tried pulling it off and have a mess, a heat gun wont do you much good.

    One of the citrus solvents like "Goo-Gone" may work well. Try it someplace out of sight first though, just in case. cls
     
  6. JRD

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    WD-40, or the hair dryer both work well.
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    if the above does not work, go to a body shop and they have an eraser on an air tool that will
     
  8. Bawana

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    Use a raze blade first and get as much as you can off then use lighter fluid on a rag will do the rest.
     
  9. bigclown

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    Take it to the dealer who put it on and politely ask them to remove their #@%$&(( sticker from YOUR car! Pretty Please or let me see the manager. Ed
     
  10. nutty1

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    i soak a rag w/ wd40 and let it soak and as mentioned above use a hair dryer i used a commercial heat gun but be careful as these things get reeeaaaallll hot it should start to bubble and can be pulled away but be careful not to get it too hot or hurt yourself steve
     
  11. GunDr

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    WD-40 or GOO-GONE.
     
  12. Johnny

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    I've used a propane torch. Keep it moving.
     
  13. BDodd

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    I've told dealers up front that my fee for advertising their business WILL be $50 a month; either no stickers or chrome do dads or they're agreeing to pay. I put it in the contract. I've also had salesmen on their backs removing the stickers themselves.....Bob Dodd
     
  14. Jerbear

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    If it's a base coat/ clear coat finish, paint thinner will remove the glue without a problem. The paint and clear coat has been baked on so you don't have to worry about removing any paint under the glue. If the decal has been on for a long time the paint under it might be shinier then the rest of the panel. You will then have to buff the panel and then it gets into adjoining panels and the next thing you know you have detailed your car.



    Jerbear
     
  15. Jerbear

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    Here ya go Biff...

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    Jerbear
     
  16. joe blow

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    I work at a Chevy dealership. They remove all kinds of add on decals. Stop by and ask your dealer how they do it. They may even do it for you.
     
  17. hairtrigger

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    (goof off) ya buy it at lows of home depot. itl take brown stains outa your shorts even.
     
  18. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Try a product called Goo be gone
     
  19. lvshooter

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    Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get Goof Off. Excellent and won't harm car paint finsihe. Great to have around the house. Also, lyou can use acetone. Many pins trippers use it beore they do a car to remove any wax etc. or old striping.
     
  20. hubcap

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    I use a wire brush first, if that doesn't work then I use a grinder.

    Hope this helps

    Hubcap
     
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