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Wranglin4Life 07-05-2013 03:47 PM

Best to get rid of these graphica
 
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So my wrangler came with these horrible looking graphics that I would like to get rid of... What's the best way to get them off?

sandnsaltwater 07-05-2013 06:17 PM

A local body shop should be able to do it for you. Should not be much...I had the dealer take mine off. They just put a heat gun on them and peeled them off. Good Luck!

krisbman 07-06-2013 12:09 AM

Either a heat gun or an eraser wheel will pull them off. If they've been on there for a grip an eraser wheel will probably be the best bet.

HillbillyJeeper 07-06-2013 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Wranglin4Life (Post 3930380)
So my wrangler came with these horrible looking graphics that I would like to get rid of... What's the best way to get them off?

AAAAAgh!!! Kill it with fire!!!:eek:

Seriously though +1 on the heat gun and eraser wheel.

Carlsbad0331 07-06-2013 10:07 AM

But let someone do it who has done it before... Ive seen more than one disaster with a heat gun and eraser wheel. It doesnt take alot to burn right through the paint!

1jeeplvr 07-06-2013 10:25 AM

Depending on how long they have been on expect some paint fading.But id take some fading over those horrible stickers anyday

BlueRidgeYJ 07-06-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Carlsbad0331 (Post 3932458)
But let someone do it who has done it before... Ive seen more than one disaster with a heat gun and eraser wheel. It doesnt take alot to burn right through the paint!

^ or maybe a detail guy VERY experienced in high speed orbitals and paint restoration...

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Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr (Post 3932493)
Depending on how long they have been on expect some paint fading.But id take some fading over those horrible stickers anyday

^

And be glad it wasn't them splash graphics. Mine were on for ~10 years, then got pulled off. 9 years later, you can see a sheen where they were, but it's not bad at all. Way better than leaving em, though I like the purple hood pinstriping. :rofl: :thumb: =)

lindel 07-06-2013 12:29 PM

All I had was the standard TJ lettering. I peeled all of it off with a thumbnail until I could get a big enough piece to pull the whole thing off.

Cleaned it with alcohol to get the residue off, then put the new lettering on.

Wranglin4Life 07-06-2013 03:32 PM

I guess I will give the heat gun a try and see what happens and then get the eraser wheel if needed.

zracTA 07-08-2013 01:36 PM

just don't put too much heat near it, take it easy or you could damage your paint

Wranglin4Life 07-10-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by zracTA (Post 3938744)
just don't put too much heat near it, take it easy or you could damage your paint

Alright I will make sure I take it slow.

lambsb 07-13-2013 05:55 PM

I wish I'd seen this post earlier. Hope its not too late to help. They make a vinyl eraser that is a 5" diameter wheel that you put in a drill. Use the cream colored type not the red. Gettem from parts house that carries paint n stuff. That's what we use, I work at a vinyl shop. Takes the struggle out of removal. Just go slow and if you wear the disc too thin use caution it is molded around a metal disc. Won't hurt the paint when done right. Takes care of the sticky left behind too. Then wipe it down with rapid remover or similar product. Happy Jeepin!

Wranglin4Life 07-14-2013 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by lambsb (Post 3958816)
I wish I'd seen this post earlier. Hope its not too late to help. They make a vinyl eraser that is a 5" diameter wheel that you put in a drill. Use the cream colored type not the red. Gettem from parts house that carries paint n stuff. That's what we use, I work at a vinyl shop. Takes the struggle out of removal. Just go slow and if you wear the disc too thin use caution it is molded around a metal disc. Won't hurt the paint when done right. Takes care of the sticky left behind too. Then wipe it down with rapid remover or similar product. Happy Jeepin!

I haven't don't anything yet. I will make sure I look into this. Thanks for the info.


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