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Old 04-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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how to remove dealer vinyl sticker

I want to remove the dealer advertisement from the back of my jeep. Any help on the best method? Thanks all

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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Blow dryer and finger nail.

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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Hot water on a sponge then peel off.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:44 PM   #4
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If the sticker is new, I always used a razor blade to carefully get a corner up and then just peel. If the glue stays behind you can use goo gone or dish soap I get it off. Just be careful with the blade and it will work fine. If the sticker's old you can still do it but they break a lot so a lot more work with the blade and the paint behind it may not match due to fading.
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Hair dryer for a minute or so and it'll peel right off. After that, use goo gone to clean up the adhesive residue. Simple and easy.
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I guess there are a lot of methods. I always used a hair dryer and a plastic blade putty knife. I wouldnt trust myself with a razor blade, chemicals, or any thing else I could do damage with. Hair dryer works great
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One of the methods I learned about on another forum was a 3M Eraser Wheel for getting rid of vinyl decals and the accompanying adhesive backing. I'll be using one of these to de-badge the Jeep when it comes in. I stripped my Ram of all the badge work using fingernail and Goo Gone. Never again as it took way too long.

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Goo gone sucks! It sucks, it sucks! It leaves a greasy residue and it sucks! I have installed vinyl for 12+ years and only use lighter fluid! the kind you get for Zippo lighters. Less work and evaporates. Please people stop the goo gone use
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Hair dryer and a tiny bit of patience and it's easy. Took the decal off of my daughters 2004 Mazda 3 a couple months ago without trouble.
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Goo gone sucks! It sucks, it sucks! It leaves a greasy residue and it sucks! I have installed vinyl for 12+ years and only use lighter fluid! the kind you get for Zippo lighters. Less work and evaporates. Please people stop the goo gone use
^This. Or DENATURED alcohol.

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Goo gone sucks! It sucks, it sucks! ... Please people stop the goo gone use
and the crappy orange scent that fills your sinus cavity for hours sucks too!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:59 PM   #12
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you know those fake credit cards/club cards that some in the junk mail? They make great scraping tools and are soft so they don't damage the finish.

I pulled the HUGE graphics off our travel trailer with finger nails, fake CC's and very careful peeling.

Good luck, dealer I just ordered from doesn't do that.. just hope they dealer in S.F. didn't either although I think that's illegal in CA or at least was..
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For the residue, the 3m adhesive remover works better than the Goo gone.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:44 PM   #14
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I've removed hundreds of decals from company trucks going back to lease company, and NO chemical product works. If it's summer, park it in the sun, then peel with your fingernails,{no razor blades}. If it doesn't want to come off, use a heat gun or a hair dryer and move it back and forth so you don't burn the paint. Use car wax or polishing compound to remove residual adhesive. I've still got half-full bottles of various chemical removers sitting around in my shop that didn't work, but I always looked for easy way out. Heat is the only thing I've found to work.
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Ditto what he said - lighter fluid will get that residual crap off
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Goo gone sucks! It sucks, it sucks! It leaves a greasy residue and it sucks! I have installed vinyl for 12+ years and only use lighter fluid! the kind you get for Zippo lighters. Less work and evaporates. Please people stop the goo gone use
WD40 works good too

goo gone is near useless IMHO
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WD40 works good too

goo gone is near useless IMHO
I was going to say the same thing... WD40 is great for cleaning off sticker residue.
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WD40 is still greasy and leaves a residue. Lighter fluid leaves nothing behind
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I got mine off my jeep by just letting it sit in the sun for a bit on a warm day (it was in the 60s (F.) for me, then used my fingernail and slowly peeled it off, no residue either. couldnt have taken more then 2 minutes.
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One of the methods I learned about on another forum was a 3M Eraser Wheel for getting rid of vinyl decals and the accompanying adhesive backing. I'll be using one of these to de-badge the Jeep when it comes in. I stripped my Ram of all the badge work using fingernail and Goo Gone. Never again as it took way too long.

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Fingernail took off all vinyl in about two minutes on my JKU. Plastic putty knife to pry off trail rated badge and jeep letters took about two minutes. Another five minutes with goo gone and I was done in about 10 minutes.
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I have always asked the dealer remove their crap from my vehicles. Usually I have no problems when I ask, however the few times I have had a problem I tell them when I buy it that I am not their personal billboard and if they want to advertise on my vehicle, they need to pay me for the rights of advertising space on my vehicle.
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Decals

I have a 2013 JKU Oscar Mike version. It has many decals along with the very large star on the hood. I wanted them all off. I used a blow dryer and most of them came off easy with no residue. However, the large star on the hood took a long time, even with the hair dryer and peeling it. After the peeling there was much residue. I used Acetone and the goo came right up. I then proceeded to polish and wax the area. That was about a year ago and no problems with the Acetone.
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Acetone is the active ingredient in lighter fluid - anything is better than goo gone, goof off or wd40

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