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Old 10-14-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Removing decals/stickers

My Rubi will be here in a week or so. Some of the decals I will want to remove and the usual way is with a hair dryer to warm them up a bit. I'm wondering if I should wait a month or so since the paint is pretty new ? Is there a goof way to remove them w/o applying heat ?

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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I just let mine warm up in the sun then started the corners with my finger nail and they came right off. Used a little goo gone to remove the residue. Being that your jeep is so new, you should have no problems removing them.

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Old 10-14-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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I removed all badges and decals on my Rubi the second day I had it. No problems. Heating up the badges with a hair dryer helped a lot. WD40 or Goo Gone for any left over adhesive.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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You're not gonna hurt the paint with a hair dryer.... Just use some floss or a thumbnail to get under an edge... and wax it up nicely underneath them when you're done...
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:53 AM   #6
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I have removed decals from several new vehicvles typically I just pull them off, use WD40 or goobgone for the residue, and then wax the area if not the whole vehicle. On a couple of occasions like on my wifes 2011 GC I had to get the hair dryer to soften them up. I have had no problem at all with the hair dryer and the paint
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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I'm sure your paint has cured enough for the decal removal. Hairdryer worked fine on mine, just get them warm, not hot, and you should be fine....and I used goo gone as well. Worked great
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:34 AM   #8
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Now it naked........

Removed all decals today! Hair dryer, Goof Off and finished up with Jeep Wax.

I did not realize how BAD the decals looked, till I removed them

Thanks folks for the idea and for the simple instruction on how to
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:48 AM   #9
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Factory auto finishes these days do not dry to cure but rather cure with heat. The bake process immediately after being sprayed crosslinks the paint molecules to a complete cure when it leaves the oven. This paint would never cure without heat, it's a completely different animal than paints of the past.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #10
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Took mine to a shop Lams Motorsports........took the old stickers off and put the 1st Cav Jeep stickers on ...about $15.00

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No problem taking off the dealer sticker. Having second thoughts about the factory stickers.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #14
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The trail rated badge came off of my 2007 easily. It is stubborn on my 2012. I would hate to pull off a patch of paint!

Any ideas?
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The trail rated badge came off of my 2007 easily. It is stubborn on my 2012. I would hate to pull off a patch of paint!

Any ideas?
I'm told a hair dryer and dental floss works wonders.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:57 PM   #16
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Peeled off the other ones today except the wrangler one. I will use it to line up the Jeep sticker like on my CJ then peel it off. Didnt use a hair dryer. It was 75 degrees.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #17
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I found the hairdryer helped remove the vinyl with ease but left most of the glue. On the other side I just got my finger nails under the sticker and pulled it off without heat and it pulled most of the glue off too when not heated.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:08 PM   #18
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bought some decal remover from oreilly's auto parts for $3.50. took all decals off in 10 minutes, no worries.

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