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Old 04-09-2019, 01:32 PM
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Decal removal (stickers)

Ok, I am wanting to “rebadge” my Jeep, if you look at it you can obviously tell it is a Jeep Wrangler, and I just never liked having so much badging all over my cars, so what are some good ways to remove the decals and badging from my Jeep, I mean the grill alone is iconic enough right?

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Hair dryer to heat up the glue. Might need some fishing line to saw off the badges after you heat it up with a hair dryer. Then either Goo Gone or just wax to remove the remaining adhesive.

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Dental floss and such for badges. I personally use wd-40 and a micro fiber cloth to remove stickers on the vehicle that I don't like.
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I use something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/AES-Industrie.../dp/B0020HQRQC

Hook it up to a drill and it peels off the decal and goo.
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Sheesh, you guys are fancy...........I've been debadging my vehicles for 20 years with a hair dryer and fishing line, and then wax to get off any stubborn glue.
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I use something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/AES-Industrie.../dp/B0020HQRQC

Hook it up to a drill and it peels off the decal and goo.
This works great on metal parts but will eat through the paint real quick on plastic painted parts so be careful.
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I completely debadged using dental floss and goo gone. Hit hit the areas with a light rubbing compound afterwards and waxed it out...

Beware though, my JKUR lost a significant amount of off road ability after removing the Trail Rated badge
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for stubborn decal residue, if wd40 doesn't work w/ elbow grease, dilute toothpaste w/ wd40. That did the job for me for the "wrangler unlimited" decal.
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Heat gun/hair dryer + goo gone.

Easy.
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During removal you will be tempted to use your fingernail, don't if you care about scratches.
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I only have the decals on the metal parts so will the rubber wheel work best? I do have a drill that I can use
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Check out GraphXOff. It does a great job on RV decals that are baked on and almost impossible to remove.
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I only have the decals on the metal parts so will the rubber wheel work best? I do have a drill that I can use
Bottle of goo gone = $4

Unless you don't have a hair dryer or heat gun, that's probably the most economical option.
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Bottle of goo gone = $4

Unless you don't have a hair dryer or heat gun, that's probably the most economical option.
i might some where, just have to dig them up.....
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+1 for the eraser wheel. Nothing works as good or fast.
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be careful using a heat gun as I have seen people that scorched the paint. hair dryer makes quick work of a decal.
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+1 for the eraser wheel. Nothing works as good or fast.
My method is not as fast, however, it's definitely as good as an eraser wheel and cheaper.
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I just pulled the massive Backcountry stickers off the front drivers side of my Jeep two weeks ago. I used a heat gun and it was fairly easy.

The one mistake I made was heating up the entire sticker. I ended up getting the sticker off no problem but about 50% of the glue was still on the hood. I ended up using brake cleaner per a guy at the local auto body shop and it pulled it off but it was a pain. I also used a credit card to gently scrap the glue away.

For the remaining two stickers I just heated up a corner and then pulled the sticker. That allowed the sticker and the glue to come off all at once. Just go slow and pull it up evenly or the sticker will break.

Obviously give it a good wash afterwards to get whatever you used to remove the glue off the hood.
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The one mistake I made was heating up the entire sticker. I ended up getting the sticker off no problem but about 50% of the glue was still on the hood. I ended up using brake cleaner per a guy at the local auto body shop and it pulled it off but it was a pain. I also used a credit card to gently scrap the glue away.
Yeah, it's best to start at one side with a hair dryer (my heat gun is way to hot) and heat and peel, working down the length of the sticker. I use WD40 and a microfiber cloth for removing the glue, works great, paint is fine.
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For better performance I have thought of getting those red outline RUBICON hood stickers but I fear the paint won't be the same under my factory black stickers.
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Put a piece of string around them and then tie the other end to a door knob and slam the...... oh wait.

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Put a piece of string around them and then tie the other end to a door knob and slam the...... oh wait.

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that works for those with grill inserts.....
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Heat gun/hair dryer + goo gone.

Easy.
What he said PLUS wax that area after.
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I completely debadged using dental floss and goo gone. Hit hit the areas with a light rubbing compound afterwards and waxed it out...

Beware though, my JKUR lost a significant amount of off road ability after removing the Trail Rated badge

And then, I remounted the trail badge on my tailgate and viola! my four wheel capabilities were back
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And then, I remounted the trail badge on my tailgate and viola! my four wheel capabilities were back


Did the same .
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Same story on the eraser wheel. Worked awesome on the hood letters, but I burned through the paint on the (plastic) grill. Ooops.
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I use an industrial degreaser product called Kano. Paint safe, plastic safe, but adhesives literally just melt away. When I bought a gallon of Kroil (an amazing penetrating oil) they sent me a little spray can for free.

No floss, no heating, just spray it and let it soak in, peels right off. Minimal effort to rub away any remaining residue.

Basically Goo Gone on stereoids.
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$10 heat gun from HF works wherever heat is needed.
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Any of you removed that "Wrangler Unlimited" sticker from the front panels after obviously being an older used vehicle? I've got a 2012, and wonder if I remove these, will I be left with a sticks-out-like-a-sore-thumb outline where the sticker was or much darker paint in that area?
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Heat gun/hair dryer + goo gone.

Easy.
What he said....

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What he said PLUS wax that area after.
Plus what he said....

I'ld also add, that if you use a heat gun, use the low setting, they pretty much cause the decals to curl right up without scorching the paint. I used the $10 heat gun from Harbor Freight with the switch on low. Inexpensive and effective.

Also, if you're replacing the decals then I found before removing them, that it is best to box the decals/badges off with some blue painter's tape. That way when you go to put the replacements back on, you now have a nice guide to go by to ensure they're positioned in the correct location and they go back on straight.
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