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Best way to remove vinyl "stickers" from paint?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 0uTkAsT, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    0uTkAsT

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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering how you'd recommend removing stuck-on dealership stickers from my Taco's tailgate. They put it really close to the actual "Tacoma" badge so I'm worried using a solvent to remove it may run down onto the factory badge and affect it, too. I tried peeling it off but it doesn't seem to want to come off. Is heat the best option here?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Yes. Hairdryer. Should be able to just peel it off then. May be a little more difficult since it's been on so long. I remove my dealer stickers the day I bring them home.

    Goo gone should help with the remaining adhesive.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    just peeled mine off and used goo gone after! my sticker did rip many times though.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Thanks guys! Gonna try again tomorrow. I'll have to steal the better half's hairdryer.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    3m also makes an adhesive remover that works well once you peel it off.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Cool. I've got Goo-Gone already and was worried about the citric acid in it damaging the paint, but obviously you guys have used it before so that's what I'll do! :)
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    That's awesome, lol.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    I'm having this exact issue...any suggestions on products to get rid of that?
     
  10. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    anybody know where googone can be purchased? i've taken on my pinstripes and the residue won't come off. thanks
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Any auto parts store or walmart will have it. I've even seen it at gas stations.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Gasoline will take it right off. Wash thoroughly afterwards.

    I took my dealership sticker off and then got the residue off with gasoline. washed it , then waxed.


    You don't need to douche it either. A little gas will go a long way.
     
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