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Old 09-24-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Removing Factory Decals

What's the best way to remove the factory Rubicon hood decals without damaging the paint? I thought about a razor blade but am scared that I will nick the paint.

I'm getting my hood airbrushed so I need to take them off.

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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hair dryer and elbo grease. i used my finger nail and hair dryer to release the glue.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll give that a shot. I don't have fingernails but I'm sure I can find an equivalent substitute.
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Thanks. I'll give that a shot. I don't have fingernails but I'm sure I can find an equivalent substitute.

you can use a ice scraper just be careful
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Hair dryer. Just heat it up, go slow, and peal away... I have no stickers on mine...
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Thanks. I'll give that a shot. I don't have fingernails but I'm sure I can find an equivalent substitute.
Credit card. You want a soft tool. Never a razor blade.
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I didn't even use a hair dryer. I just parked it in the sun, let it heat the paint. Then I started a corner and pealed really slow. A little GoofOff removed the remaining adhesive. I took all the decals and badges off. The badges were the hard part. That foamy two sided tape stuff sucked.
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If I could find the d-bag that removed the "B" from my Rubicon, I'd ask him for you. It came of nice and clean. I'm thinking just finger nails because it looks like he was starting to work on the other "B" but it wasn't coming off clean for him.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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Credit card. You want a soft tool. Never a razor blade.
Yep, Heat it good with a hair dryer or let it get hot in the sun, start the peel with a hair dryer then it should come right off. If it leaves glue residue use any type of orange cleaner, it takes the glue off really easy and wont hurt paint.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
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If you have a drill buy a pinstripe removal wheel they removed the decal and glue easier then any other method I back done.

I'll be buying a new wheel when I remove my islander decals and replace them with new ones
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:09 PM   #12
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You can also use "GOO GONE" to help get off the glue left behind.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM   #13
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If I could find the d-bag that removed the "B" from my Rubicon, I'd ask him for you. It came of nice and clean. I'm thinking just finger nails because it looks like he was starting to work on the other "B" but it wasn't coming off clean for him.
Just the B? That's odd.
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Just the B? That's odd.
Yep, just the B, so now I drive a RU ICON.
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Yep, just the B, so now I drive a RU ICON.
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Go buy a heat gun they are $20.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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I find a spare guitar pick comes in handy for stuff like that. My fingernails are short and I'm always grabbing a spare pick to get under things. I used one to get the dealer sticker off of mine. (Although I suppose this tip wouldn't work unless you're a guitar player!)
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Cool day here so I used my heat gun on low and kept it 1-2" away from the decal, picked a corner with my finger nail and slowly removed it. I used WD-40 with a clean micro fiber towel and then used a detailing spray to finish off the job, smooth and clean as a babies butt.
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I just pulled mine off after it sat in the sun for a few hours. This was like in November.

HOWEVER, my Jeep was only a month old at the time. I'm guessing it might take a hair dryer and some Goo-Gone on an older vehicle. Regardless, it isn't hard.
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I removed mine by warming with a hairdryer, scrape with a fingernail, and wiped area down of goo-gone. Then wash n wax. Add new vinyl as desired.



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Old 09-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #21
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I removed mine by warming with a hairdryer, scrape with a fingernail, and wiped area down of goo-gone. Then wash n wax. Add new vinyl as desired.
Nice! I'm loving that Jeep decal.
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Ive heard you can also use vinegar and water (equal parts) to take off the remaining sticky residue also.
heres a good how to though
How to Remove A Sticker From Your Car - KickingTires
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:48 PM   #23
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This might sound stupid but Ive used it several times and it works perfect for removing sticker residue. A little dab of peanut butter. Just put a little dab over the residue, let it sit 30 seconds or so and buff it off.
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Wd40 takes off decal goo and road tar,

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