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How to remove ancient decals.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bobwilson1977, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    I have an old 96 Taco and back then, the tailgate had a HUGE decal that says "TOYOTA" in vinyl lettering. Well, almost 14 years later and the decals are looking pretty bad.They are starting to peel. I realize these decals are probably going to be almost impossible to remove, but I was hoping there's some little easy trick out there. I'd like to replace them if possible.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    probably the best bet is to try using a heat gun and see if that gets you anywhere.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Yep. Then, some goo-b-gone (or whatever it's called). Then a trip to the body shop for a repaint, because I'm sure, after 14 years, the paint is hella faded! :)
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Paint still looks pretty good for its age. here's what it looks like now:

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    Actually, I was thinking that if I could find the exact factory letters, I might just stick them over the originals.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    If you stick them over the original they'll just keep peeling just as quick as if you'd done nothing at all
     
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