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Old 12-16-09, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sticker/decal removal

I have a sticker or decal on my legend from the previous owner. Ive been wanting to remove it but im worried about not being able to get it all off without damaging the paint. Is there anything you would recommend? or should i just do whatever i can to get it off. Just to be clear. the sticker or decal is on the body not the window. Thanks in advance.
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try "goo gone" on a hot day and a fingernail. You can also use "goo gone" and dental floss.
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WD40 works great as well. That stuff is good for just about everything...
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hot water with dawn dish liquid, let it soak then peel off.
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Thanks for the ideas. Another question. The sticker has been on the body for a very long time. When i take it off will there be discolored paint? or anything like that? If so is there anything i can do about that ? Thanks agian.
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yes, the paint under the sticker will be darker. there isn't to much you can do about it.
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i would try heating the area up with a heatgun/hair dryer. once the sticker is heated try peeling it off. once u get it off try using goo gone as stated above, or try 3m adhesive remover. as for the paint fade i would give the car a nice wash and wax then use a buffer to buff the area to see if it would help.

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I've been a certifed detailer for 16 years as well as owning a vinyl decal business so i've seen my fair share of nasty stickers. I agree with the previous post. Your heat gun is your best friend. And get some plastic razor blades from an auto paint store. If you have a dual setting on your heat gun, use the lower temp, just hold it on the sticker about an inch or two away. Then scrape along the edge of the razor blade in a cutting motion as well as putty knife style. Then get some auto adhesive remover from same auto paint store and use with a microfiber towel. The adhesive remover will also remove any wax on the area, so re-wax as necessary.
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Another easy idea is to go to a pressure wash and at a perpendicular angle hit the decal with the spray,Usually they will lift right off and leave no "picking at it " scratches. wd,goo gone etc. will remove the glue residue easily after
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Use plain white vinegar instead of water if the car decal is resistant. Moisten the decal with white vinegar, then scrape away at the sticker again using your sharp instrument. Continue to add vinegar as needed to keep it wet while you scrape.
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you can use special cleaning agent particularly for cars
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I would take hot microfiber towel and soak it. You can also steam the towel while it's on it.
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try "goo gone" on a hot day and a fingernail. You can also use "goo gone" and dental floss.
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I have a sticker or decal on my legend from the previous owner. Ive been wanting to remove it but im worried about not being able to get it all off without damaging the paint. Is there anything you would recommend? or should i just do whatever i can to get it off. Just to be clear. the sticker or decal is on the body not the window. Thanks in advance.
Warm the sticker with a hair dryer. Blast the sticker with hot air for about a minute. ...
Gently peel back a corner of the sticker. Using your fingernail or a rubber spatula nothing metal peel one corner of the sticker. ...
Remove the leftover adhesive.
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I've been a certifed detailer for 16 years as well as owning a vinyl decal business so i've seen my fair share of nasty stickers. I agree with the previous post. Your heat gun is your best friend. And get some plastic razor blades from an auto paint store. If you have a dual setting on your heat gun, use the lower temp, just hold it on the sticker about an inch or two away. Then scrape along the edge of the razor blade in a cutting motion as well as putty knife style. Then get some auto adhesive remover from same auto paint store and use with a microfiber towel. The adhesive remover will also remove any wax on the area, so re-wax as necessary.
Going to try the razor blades next. My uncle got this Civic with full of stickers being used by an advertising company. He tried to remove a couple using dish washing and it him longer. We'll just finish installing the parts from 4WheelOnline on his truck and will try to heat gun plus plastic blade next.
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