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Old 02-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Just got my first Jeep the other day. It's completely stock right now, but I definitely have plans to upgrade in the future. The first thing is to get rid of the lighting bolt decals the previous owner put on... (any advice you have on how to remove those would be greatly appreciated). Here she is at my grandparents' as the snow was comin down.


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Old 02-03-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Nice pic

Wait till it gets a bit warmer and heat up the decals with a hair dryer (or heat gun) - it will make it a LOT easier to peel them off.

Depending on how long the decals have been there you may get a 'ghost image' when you peel them off - where the paint UNDER the decal hasn't faded and the surrounding paint has faded.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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Depending on how long the decals have been there you may get a 'ghost image' when you peel them off - where the paint UNDER the decal hasn't faded and the surrounding paint has faded.
Would pealing back a small portion give a good indication to the extent of any fading that may have occurred?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:03 AM   #4
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For sure - I was going to suggest testing an 'inconspicuous area' - but I see there isn't one.

I peeled off the '4.0L', 'wrangler' and 'Sport' decals on my 97.
Initially I noticed a ghost image but no-one else did till I pointed it out. Now I don't notice anything.

Mine's dark green though.

I can see a hint of the 4.0L decal in your pic.
Maybe the 'wrangler' and 'sport' decals are also still there - under the lightning bolt
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I would leave them on. Put your underwear on the outside of some tights and become a superhero. Lightning Man! You may not get to the scene fast but location will not stop you.
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I would leave them on. Put your underwear on the outside of some tights and become a superhero. Lightning Man! You may not get to the scene fast but location will not stop you.
The decals have already earned me the title "quick as lightning." I think doin those things would complete the package lol

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