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Dealer Sticker on back of truck.....how to get gunk off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phoneguy44, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    phoneguy44

    phoneguy44 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bought this truck from private owner, had this dealer sticker on the back that was about halfway off anyways. I want it gone, cant stand them anyways!
    But, see that gunky stuff it's going to leave behind ? How can I get that off my pretty black paint without damaging it ? Anyone got any help for me.
    The white stuff is just left over wax..........

    Thanks guys !

    sticker3_jpg.jpg
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Goo Gone should take it off.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    go to the local auto store and get some rustoleum decal/adhiesive remover. spray it on and rub off w/ a cloth...works great
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Don't know if it'll work on that but I've had luck with good ole WD-40 on decals.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    You da man hodge! :evil:
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    you want goo-gone.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    wat?
    i just did this the other day w/ all 8 stock replacement decals and one across my windshield. left no residue either for new stuff to go on again
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Some of your decals were on paint ?
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    wat?
    what u talking about? all the decals are on paint
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Natetroknot

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    I've used goo gone and bug/tar remover with success.

    And you wouldn't believe what Coca cola will go thru, but I don't recommend it.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    LOL:D I hear ya. Reason I asked, when I stole this truck from the college kid, he had 6 stickers on the back windows. When I got the windows tinted it was easy just to say "and get those stupid stickers off the back too."

    Be doing that tomorrow......preciate the help bro.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Worked great.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    wat?

    ahh...gotcha...the windshield banner was definately the biggest pain in the ass out of all of them. had to stand on the sliders to reach across to get the center.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    Nobody mentioned that warming it with a blow dryer helps along with the WD-40.
     
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    This is the best product I have used for pinstripes, residual gunk left from de-badging your truck, decal outline on paint, etc.. pricey but awesome!

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  17. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I use 99% rubbing alcohol. You can buy it at walmart or most drug stores.In some areas its behind the counter so you have to ask the pharmacist. That is what autobody shops use because its safe on paint. Also if that doen't work a citrus cleaner like 3M. I've never had a decal that the alcohol would not remove.
     
  18. May 12, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    i hate when dealers do that shit. i won't accept delivery with a sticker on it unless they want to pay me advertising. same goes for license plate frames.
     
  19. May 12, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Collins

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    Funny that, i had the dealer remove it all as a matter of the deal.:)

    WD-40 and/or the rubbing alcohol will work fine...just remember to clean
    whatever excess off really good. Get some good wax on there afterwards too.

    PC
     
  20. May 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    macgyver

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    Goo gone, rubbing alcohol should both work but the what I find most effective is a little bit of acetone ...said this before and got flamed but i have NEVER damaged my paint doing this on every vehicle I have owned. I always use a small amount of acetone on a cotton ball requires very little rubbing and evaporates before it will do any real damage to the paint.
     
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