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Zjgilbert 02-03-2013 07:40 PM

Introduction post by a noob
 
Hey guys. Just got my first Jeep the other day. It's completely stock right now, but I definitely have plans to upgrade in the future. The first thing is to get rid of the lighting bolt decals the previous owner put on... :facepalm: (any advice you have on how to remove those would be greatly appreciated). Here she is at my grandparents' as the snow was comin down.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3686/photouum.jpg

Wesboy 02-03-2013 10:27 PM

Nice pic :thumb:

Wait till it gets a bit warmer and heat up the decals with a hair dryer (or heat gun) - it will make it a LOT easier to peel them off.

Depending on how long the decals have been there you may get a 'ghost image' when you peel them off - where the paint UNDER the decal hasn't faded and the surrounding paint has faded.

Zjgilbert 02-03-2013 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wesboy (Post 3317659)

Depending on how long the decals have been there you may get a 'ghost image' when you peel them off - where the paint UNDER the decal hasn't faded and the surrounding paint has faded.

Would pealing back a small portion give a good indication to the extent of any fading that may have occurred?

Wesboy 02-04-2013 03:03 AM

For sure - I was going to suggest testing an 'inconspicuous area' - but I see there isn't one.

I peeled off the '4.0L', 'wrangler' and 'Sport' decals on my 97.
Initially I noticed a ghost image but no-one else did till I pointed it out. Now I don't notice anything.

Mine's dark green though.

I can see a hint of the 4.0L decal in your pic.
Maybe the 'wrangler' and 'sport' decals are also still there - under the lightning bolt

chucky cheese 02-04-2013 07:17 AM

I would leave them on. Put your underwear on the outside of some tights and become a superhero. Lightning Man! You may not get to the scene fast but location will not stop you.

JeepKing410 02-04-2013 08:22 AM

The lightning bolt makes you go faster!

Zjgilbert 02-04-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chucky cheese
I would leave them on. Put your underwear on the outside of some tights and become a superhero. Lightning Man! You may not get to the scene fast but location will not stop you.

The decals have already earned me the title "quick as lightning." I think doin those things would complete the package lol


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