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Can't get this sticker off

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fsbrain03, Jan 14, 2013.

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  1. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    Pugga

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    Read the whole post, including the part about the soft plastic squeegee and going slow so as not to cause damage to the paint. :cool:
     
  2. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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  3. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    SCratch the window maybe? notsure:

    Have a ice scraper?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    im going to stop commenting on this thread before it turns into a disaster
     
  5. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    Noted. And for the record, I didn't use the paint scraper, read what I said! Paint started to bubble, and I stopped.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    Wire wheel drill bit. Just run it at low speed and don't let it sit in the same spot.
    What about covering it with plastidip?
     
  7. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Ok, guys, I'm sorry. Temper flared a bit, after burning myself. I'm calm now. Now, lets continue this, without bashing me.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    So, if you took a metal paint scraper to the tail gate and already messed up the paint, would you have to repaint the whole thing anyways? If so, keep on with the metal scraper and get the sticker off if you'll be repainting it anyways. Just a suggestion since there is already some damage done, not sure what your plans for the truck are.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Take it off the truck! Use some 2x8's and make a new tail gate.

     
  10. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    Again, I wrote twice about not using the paint scraper. I am sorry I misread what you wrote, but I at least can read.

    I don't want to repaint the tail gate, I like the color. It's a faded black.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    How easy do the tail gates come off? find someone with a color matched one and switch :laugh: jkjk

    but try the warm/hot soapy water and a sponge with a rough side. Stickers that were baked on in 100*+ weather came off with a little work.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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    If the paint is hot enough to burn you, it's too hot. You want to use low, even heat. Keep the hair drier back at least a foot and dont' just heat up a small area at a time. Keep the hair drier moving so it heats evenly over a semi-large area (about 1/3 of the tailgate if the sticker is really that big). Creating hot spots can melt the paint and damage it.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    Noted, sorry, this thread is moving faster than I can type :eek:
     
  14. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Ok, after further looking at this problem. I think I may have found another problem. Looks like the guy used some gorilla glue or something to put the sticker on.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    LMAO.. We need pictures of this excitement...:D
     
  16. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    I'll try to get some up soon. Another problem has arose. A "good ole boy" just drove my and saw this, I guess he didn't appreciate it. He slammed on his brakes and yelled at me. Saying my kind aren't welcome in his area.

    I need to hurry here.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    If that's the case, you have a problem. Any chemicals that will take off a super glue, will likely take the paint with it.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    I'd take the tail gate off completely. It's easy to do and will make it easier to work on. That way, even if you can't get the sticker off, you won't be driving around like that.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:34 AM
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    Just become an advocate of " Equal rights" this is going to be a thread worth a sticky..
     
  20. Jan 14, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    OK. I tried taking the tail gate off. The guy must have broke the original cables. He added an after market one, and it's welded. Welded to the tail gate, and the truck!
     
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