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Goo gone not working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drewskie, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    drewskie

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    So, I debadged my truck, and have a bunch of glue, and/or the badge outline leftover. I tried goo gone and it worked slightly, but left the outline and some glue. Anything else you guys recommend? i dont want to try alcohol because I know it eats the clear coat. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    keep using a clean clothe. when i did mine i kept smearing the glue until i figured out it was the dirty rag
     
  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    Alcohol won't hurt the clear coat.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Have you let it soak? I removed the trim pieces on my Dodge Ram that had been on there for about 5 years and faded horribly. It took some elbow grease and some time of soaking in spots. It did take a lot of time and effort. Also used WD-40 in spots, couldn't really tell a difference between the two though.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Laquer thinner or acetone works. Wipe off the sticky, follow up immediately with a dry rag to clean it back off. Put some polish on it and it's fine. Factory clear hold up really well unless it's allowed to "soak" in it for a while.
    I have to do it all the time. I paint cars for a living.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    WD40
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Alcohol stripped my clear coat immediately. I still have a dull spot on my tailgate. To the op, just be patient with the goo gone and then wash and wax and you're good to go.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner #08984

    This is the best .... recommended by the local paint and body shop.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Crom

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    Many, see build thread.
    I second the WD40. Mild solvent works well for getting adhesives off.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    If it comes down to it...get you some light compound and give it a little polish. Might be a good time to just give the whole truck a good detail and get rid of the glue. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    Stripped a bunch of ambulances of their decal/lettering. Used "Goof-Off" from True Value. Works like a charm!
     
  12. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Goof Off is no good for the clearcoat
     
  13. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Unless you want it to do the same thing that you would like to see an attractive female do.....
     
  14. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    WD-40 then
     
  15. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Take off the paint ?
     
  16. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    really oz...come on now....















    STRIP:eek:
     
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    Take some luke warm water and dilute a cup of Simple Green.

    The mix should be 50/50. It will work great and will not damage the clear coat.

    DO NOT PUT LAQUER THINNER OR ACETONE!! Why the F**K would anybody do that?!

    If alcohol got instant clear coat removal... then what the hell is PAINT THINNER gonna do!
     
  18. Jul 28, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    bug and tar remover

    clay bar
     
  19. Jul 29, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    I had the same problem when I did mine. I went to Andvance Auto Parts and bought a 3M Eraser Wheel cause I really didn't feel like wasting my day trying to rub all that glue off. The wheel worked great!!! Took it all of in 10 minutes. I keep my truck outside all the time and for that reason you could see where the badges were in the clear coat. I worked the entire truck over with a clay bar and them waxed it. It lookes like new again and I am still debating wheter I am putting the badges back on, cause in my opinion, it looks better without them.
     
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