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Old 10-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Removing decals

I am replacing my stock decals with Black ones, can anyone tell me the best way to removed the old decals before putting the new ones on?

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warm them up with a hair dryer & they will come off easily

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Old 10-06-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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Park it in the sun, start peeling.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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Yep I just did this a couple weeks ago. Just a little heat and they peel right off.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #5
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I was wondering what y'all do about the glue after sticker is removed.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #6
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Goo-Gone works well for residue removal.........
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
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I cut a piece of flexible plastic so that it had a sharp edge. It really helped get the stickers off in one piece instead of a million little pieces.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
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I used prepsol . I got it from a budy that has a body shop it'll strip the wax off too if you have a shiny jeep so use it lightly
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
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Go to any body shop/paint supply house and buy an eraser wheel.It chucks into a cordless drill,and safely removes everything,without damage to paint.We used them to remove decals from work trucks,and they work beyond belief!
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #10
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Isopropyl Alcohol from the drug store.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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denatured alcohol you can get it at like lowe's it even removes spray paint without removing clear coat
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:08 PM   #12
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Mine actually just rubbed off with my fingers
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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I grew my nails out for a bit and peeled them off, then i used gasoline on a rag and took all the residue off :]
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:17 PM   #14
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Heat them with a blow dryer or a heat gun (low setting)
Keep it warm as you lift it.

Use good old fashioned Ronsonol lighter fluid

on a piece of terry cloth to remove the adhesive. It's cheaper than almost everything works considerably better than goo-gone and will not harm the finish on your vehicle in any way.

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