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Easiest Way to Remove TRD Sticker?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by dysfunctnlretard, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Jul 5, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    Would like to remove the TRD Stickers from my truck, whats the easiest way to do it w.o scratching the paint?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    I believe most everyone just heats the sticker up with a hair dryer then peels the sticker off.... then use "goo-gone" to remove the residue (if any)
     
  3. Jul 5, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    +1 on that. I used to detail cars, that is by far the safest and easiest method. Get it nice and toasty & it should peel off real easy... Also make sure to polish the area around it afterwards - underneath the sticker wil be all perfectly smooth, unlike the surround (tiny scratches from washing, brush, ect.) That'll make the removal flawless.:cool:
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    Don't even need to heat it, though that does help.

    I did mine on a 70 degree overcast day...just get an edge started and they peel without any trouble. Goo gone, windex, whatever to clean up the residue. Just make sure you're not using something that's gonna strip your clearcoat/paint (i.e. no TURPENTINE).
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    Yeah.....Florida heat warmed mine up enuf....but the hair dryer does help.

    I used a spray on carnauba cleaner/wax to take off the bit of residue.

    Best of luck...You'll like the result!!
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Are u talking about the 'tacoma' sticker on the side of the door? i want to get that removed too ---so hair dryer but what and how do i start peeling it off?!
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    That's de-badging.

    Use heat + fishing line to cut the adhesive behind the badge.
     
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    a heat gun or hair dryer.
    Start picking at it with your fingernail and pull.
    its very easy to do
     
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    A plastic razor blage helps a ton...I used one when debadging and removing the TRD stickers, then cleaned it all off with goo gone
     
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    fingernails and goo gone.......its not that hard.....good luck and you'll find you're sweating over nothing. :)
     
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    I'm sure there is probably a thread that talks about this and please link it if there is. I just didn't find it right off.

    What I'm wanting to do is remove the TRD stickers from the side of my truck. What is the best way to do this???
     
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    warm it up with a blow dryer then peel it off, then when its removed go over with goo gone, then wash... easy peasy ;)
     
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    Peel em' off. Use a hair dryer a good distance away to heat them up. They'll come off with just your fingernail.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Cool, Thanks. That is what I thought needed to be done but figured asking was the best way to know for sure. I guess it'll be easy with the plug in the bed of my truck. woot. :)
     
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    A good distance away? Any specific reason? Just wanting to make sure I don't do something stupid. well more stupid than normal.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Also if you use goo gone rub some wax where you removed the stickers.
     
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    3m stripe remover wheel, comes off clean in seconds and completely safe for your paint and clear coat.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    The heat can damage your paint (if done wrong), lots will say they did it and it was fine, which is true if you do it right. However it may not always be immediately visible damage. Likewise with chemicals you put on the paint, they may not cause immediate damage, but break down the clear coat properties so it doesn't last as long.
     
  19. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Okay .... now i'm scared. ha.

    What if i just get an edge and peel them off w/o heat?
     
  20. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Ha, sorry, don'tbe scared. Like I said, lots of people have done it with no visible damage, i personally prefer the safest method possible, however I am anal about it. If you want to spend the 30 bucks get the 3m wheel, otherwise a good combination of heat, Goo gone, and fingernails works fine. Just don't over heat is the biggest caution and what ever adhesive remover you use make sure it is safe for car paint.
     

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