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Old 02-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a good method for removing the side stickers from the metal painted panel, without damaging the surface? I was considering a hair dryer, goo gone, and a fingernail...
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Does anyone have a good method for removing the side stickers from the metal painted panel, without damaging the surface? I was considering a hair dryer, goo gone, and a fingernail...
Thoughts?
Thanks!
Those are the typical suggestions.

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Hair dryer worked for me; get it hot enough then peel a corner. Came right off.
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If you have a steady hand a razor blade works. Just make the surface wet first. I would use this is a last resort though.
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I was considering a hair dryer, goo gone, and a fingernail...

I used that method for removing decals from my motorcycle. It worked just fine. I would NEVER use a razor blade, no matter how steady my hands were.

What kind of cycling do you do? I'm a long distance rider myself, a few 24-hr races now and then, etc.
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Mine came off just with a fingernail. I waxed the area well afterward, however the "ghost" of the stickers still appear when it gets dusty.
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You should be able to peel the edge of the sticker with a finger nail and slowly remove it. Use WD-40 to remove the glue after removing the sticker. Then wipe off the WD-40 with soap and water or glass cleaner and wax the area. Most important thing is take your time. Don't rush it.

Just my 2 cents..I have been removing stickers for a long time..Thats the first thing I do after bringing home a new vehicle.

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Hair dryer works.OR if you live in a warm area park outside and let the sun bake on it.It will get plenty warm and peel right off.
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If you have a steady hand a razor blade works. Just make the surface wet first. I would use this is a last resort though.
I should have been more specific. You just use the razor blade to get the sticker started to peel, not use it to remove the complete decal. And don't go all the way to the clear coat on the paint. You can use a chemical to remove the glue. Like I said though, last resort.
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Mine came off just with a fingernail. I waxed the area well afterward, however the "ghost" of the stickers still appear when it gets dusty.
Try a clay bar kit. Then re-wax. That took care of my ghost
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. The removal was waaay easier than I thought. Yep...came right off with a little heat. No residue at all.

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