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Old 02-16-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
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Removing Decals

I want to remove the "Sport" and maybe the other decals. I think a heat gun will loosen the adhesive enough, but wondered if a 2 year old black Jeep will have any noticeable fade that will show after the decals are removed. I did this on a grey F150 and the difference was there, but very slight.

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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Only thing I was able to do was locate a "plastic" razor blade which they do make and of course heat the area up slightly. Afterward, Products like goo-gone will remove any leftover sticky.

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:01 AM   #3
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Lighter fluid works the best.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
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Yes, there will be some of the outline visible on a two year sun exposed paint job.

I applied some "Goo Gone" to the decal, especially the edges, let it set for a for minutes, then used a hair drier to thoroughly heat up my decals. Once heated a gently pulled the decal from one end to the other and it came right off. I then applied some Goo Gone to a rag and gently buffed the area to get any remaining glue. After, I cleaned the area and applied my new decal.




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Old 02-16-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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The amount of fade will depend greatly on how well the exterior was maintained and the amount of sun exposure. If the Jeep was waxed regularly with a high quality wax and routinely parked in a shaded area I would expect little to no fade. On the other hand, if the Jeep has never been waxed and is normally parked where it bakes in the sun, it will certainly be visible. The only good thing is, the area where the decal was should eventually catch up, becoming less noticeable as the years pass.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:44 PM   #6
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When I removed those decals I had a little bit of fade and the Jeep was 5 years old already. I never noticed it once it got dirty again.
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There might be alittle but if done right it won't be to noticeable. Goo gone and heat
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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Did all my decals and it was a few months old. No fade. Used my finger nail in 30f degree weather and hit the left over sticky with goo gone. Then wax the panel it's on.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:39 PM   #9
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Got em! Used a heat gun and Goo Gone. No residue at all. Now on to finding some really cool ideas for blacked out decals. I really like that flag!
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I always used my wife's hair dryer and goo gone. Works wonders and is so easy to do. I replaced every decals on mine to reflective black.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:41 AM   #11
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Where did you guys get the flag stickers?

I bought a new JK last week and just used my nail to get the edge of the sport sticker and after rubbing it to get it warm it came right off. Then I used a towel and rubbing alcohol to clean off the sticky.
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Anyone removed the Wrangler Unlimited stickers of 2014? I took off the sport ones easily with no heat and no residue left. The WU sticker felt like it might have been embedded into the clear coat....so I chickened out at the time.
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You can get the flag stickers on amazon or have a local decal shop print them out.
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Anyone removed the Wrangler Unlimited stickers of 2014? I took off the sport ones easily with no heat and no residue left. The WU sticker felt like it might have been embedded into the clear coat....so I chickened out at the time.
I removed all of them off my 14. Wrangler and Unlimited peeled right off. The Jeep on the grill and the Trail Rated emblems were a little more difficult. They are attached with a foam-type double sided tape. I used a plastic scraper and goo gone to soften what remained.
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http://www.pixeldecals.com/shop/ has the best decals....the ones you find on amazon are cheap ones.
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I debadged my entire 14 jku. It's really easy with a heat gun, plastic spoon, fishing line, and 3m adhesive remover. Just make sure to clean and rinse well , before and after. If you're a visual person , search YouTube for "debadging".
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Where did you guys get the flag stickers?

I bought a new JK last week and just used my nail to get the edge of the sport sticker and after rubbing it to get it warm it came right off. Then I used a towel and rubbing alcohol to clean off the sticky.
I bought my flag sticker on E-Bay. It was only like $5 or $6.
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I debadged my entire 14 jku. It's really easy with a heat gun, plastic spoon, fishing line, and 3m adhesive remover. Just make sure to clean and rinse well , before and after. If you're a visual person , search YouTube for "debadging".
I like the "spoon" idea.. using it as leverage.
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Go to autozone, O'Reilly's ect. and get the 3M detailing wheel, its a milky/tannish color and rubbery consistency. It goes on the end of your drill. Its around $20 and it takes off everything without swirling paint ect. No need for goo gone or hairdryer. I have done probably 5 vehicles now and works like a charm.

Remove the decals, cut, and wax and it'll look like new.
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Where did you guys get the flag stickers?

I bought a new JK last week and just used my nail to get the edge of the sport sticker and after rubbing it to get it warm it came right off. Then I used a towel and rubbing alcohol to clean off the sticky.
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pixeldecals.com has the best decals....the ones you find on amazon are cheap ones.
Thumbs up for Pixeldecals.com, it's where I got mine (seen in post #4) I've even gone through the car wash a bunch of times to get the road salt off the Jeep and the decals still look like the day I put them on.
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I removed all of them off my 14. Wrangler and Unlimited peeled right off. The Jeep on the grill and the Trail Rated emblems were a little more difficult. They are attached with a foam-type double sided tape. I used a plastic scraper and goo gone to soften what remained.
Thanks...it's supposed to be warm tomorrow...so I'll give it a go.
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Thanks...it's supposed to be warm tomorrow...so I'll give it a go.
I should've mentioned-I didn't use any heat and it was in the 40s when I did it. No problems. Good luck.
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The amount of fade will depend greatly on how well the exterior was maintained and the amount of sun exposure. If the Jeep was waxed regularly with a high quality wax and routinely parked in a shaded area I would expect little to no fade. On the other hand, if the Jeep has never been waxed and is normally parked where it bakes in the sun, it will certainly be visible. The only good thing is, the area where the decal was should eventually catch up, becoming less noticeable as the years pass.
agreed here, and I've never tried lighter fluid but the components in it should work.

if there is fade, make a decal and put it there.
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I should've mentioned-I didn't use any heat and it was in the 40s when I did it. No problems. Good luck.
The Wrangler Unlimited stickers came off very easily once I got them started.
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I used a hair dryer, they peeled off easily. Then used goo gone to get rid of glue residue. Mine is an '08 and just did it this week. In the right lighting I can see sun fade difference in paint.
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Thumbs up for Pixeldecals.com, it's where I got mine (seen in post #4) I've even gone through the car wash a bunch of times to get the road salt off the Jeep and the decals still look like the day I put them on.
Pixeldecals.com is definitely the way to go. I replaced my factory decals with a jk logo and a zombie response team decal. Plenty of colors to choose from. You can even get custom work done. I had some made for my yeti coolers.
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Going to have to get me one of the 3 M wheels! I always use the heat and goo gone method
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I would definitely use a hair dryer. If you use a heat gun and are not careful regulating the heat of the gun you can actually damage the paint.
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I debadged my entire 14 jku. It's really easy with a heat gun, plastic spoon, fishing line, and 3m adhesive remover. Just make sure to clean and rinse well , before and after. If you're a visual person , search YouTube for "debadging".
Yeah, the fishing line method works great.
Used this method on my Dodge Cummins.
Obviously, not on decals though, lol.
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