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Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Old decal removal need help!

Okay so I am trying to take off the old decals to place my own in my TJ and it APPEARS as though some crazy person went over them with create coat there is no place to go under the existing decals to be able to scrape or peal them off is this normal or is there really clear coat??

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Being a bit impatient please help!!

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Did u try heating them with a hair dryer
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No I didn't I can do that I have two lol I makes me mad I really think some cheap sob really clear coated over them can't even get my finger mail under the edge
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Did u try heating them with a hair dryer
Thats the best way, also go to your local hardware store and pick up some plastic razor blades, saves the now heated and soft paint. Once they are off leave it for a few minutes to cool down, then just take some lighter fluid or brake clean on a rag and wipe off the glue
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Okay I got the hair dryer out.. I got the first decal the jeep logo off there is (only one driver side) a horrible outline where the clear coat is that sticks out from the rest of the paint the other side does not have that problem at all.
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Okay I got the hair dryer out.. I got the first decal the jeep logo off there is (only one driver side) a horrible outline where the clear coat is that sticks out from the rest of the paint the other side does not have that problem at all.
The lighter fluid or brake clean SHOULD pull the outline off
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The lighter fluid or brake clean SHOULD pull the outline off
The other side doesn't have this. But even on the wrangler 4.0 and sport decals there is a clear coat that is bubbling up around the those I may leave them as I have no new decals to replace them with. I don't want to damage any thing. The raise is about as luck as my finger nail.
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Old decal removal need help!

I just removed a decal that was on for about a year. And the outline you mentioned was there. I have used WD40 in the past. But I had some disposable had shop hand wipes laying around and they worked very easily to take it off. Didn't need to scrub at all. Which would be bad for the paint.
Then I used some mild soap and water to make sure I didn't leave any residue behind.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #10
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Passenger side no issues. Still a bit of sticky to remove...
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Lighter fluid, brake clean, OR if you can get ahold of some, diesel starting aid works amazing on glue. you will probably still have a small faded bit though from where the paint has faded over the years
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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It's not glue it is really clear coat... I got the jeep one off so I am cool with that. Just wanted all pink stickers and no white guess its just a compromise!! Lol
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Blow dryer is how i got mine off.. I would watch using some cleaners they could hurt the clearcoat..i used rubbing alcohol for the stickiness
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Try mineral spirits, I had some sap spots on the hood of my jeep and I just put some on a rag and rubbed them off, came off clean, but it took a minute or 2 for each spot
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You could try wet sanding and buffing to clean up the nasty clear coat edge. or if you feel really brave you try to scrape down the edge with a sharp razor blade. and then wet sand the blade scrathes out.

Use 1000, 1500,3000 gritt to wet sand and make sure to olny sand the rasied area. to bring it down to the the low area.

Then use rubbing compound , fine compound, then a polishing compond. It would probly be best to hand rub the area since its small.
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make sure you get the glue off first
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You could try wet sanding and buffing to clean up the nasty clear coat edge. or if you feel really brave you try to scrape down the edge with a sharp razor blade. and then wet sand the blade scrathes out.

Use 1000, 1500,3000 gritt to wet sand and make sure to olny sand the rasied area. to bring it down the the low area.

Then use rubbing compound , fine compound, then a polishing compond. It would probly be best to hand rub the area since its small.
This is your best bet. Here's what happened to your jeep. That side was repainted. It was easier or cheaper or whatever for they body shop to simply clear over the sticker rather than try to replace it. The damage was far enough away that they only had to clear that area. Not that uncommon really. I see it all the time. (I don't do it). Because of its location you can wet said it down a little but once you put another sticker down( use the outline as a guide) it won't be that noticeable. GL
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #18
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I got it and put on the new decals and left the ones I was not so brave to attempt!

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