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how to remove this crap..

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by radcat692000, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    radcat692000

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    the person who i bought the truck from had vent visors,,,problem is they were all broken,,so i finished pulling them off and there is that sticky foam type stuff left on the paint...problem is its been up there so damn long you cant even scrape it off....now what...?????
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Goo Gone and elbow grease works pretty good.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

    Toyotacrawler She's got the jimmy legs

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    I think you can use WD40. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Just be sure to clean the WD off real well.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    tacoma16

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    that really sucks! maybe goo gone? stuffs pretty good and getting sticky stuff off, i just dont no how it will work with paint. Pretty sure some guys around here said they used it when they were debadging there tacos, but if its been on there a while your going to need alot and i dont know how alot of goo gone will work with ur paint. Good luck
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    jcgarvey

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    WD-40
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    45acp

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    I've used Goo Gone for debadging, removing the factory pinstripes, and window tint adhesive. I like the stuff.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    radcat692000

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    ill try it...
    goo gone and wd-40 thanks... should i use a plastic scraper???as well with it soaked??
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    goo-gone should do it used it on some pvc pipe today took that shit right off
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    I would avoid using a scraper as it can leave scratches, use a microfiber towel that you can toss after. If there is still some adhesive on the truck after you got the majority of it off I would use an auto clay bar and some quick detailer.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    man goo gone is not even comming close to removing this stuff...:(

    im goning to have to go to a automotive paint store and get some real auto decal remover. ive used it before..made by 3m...
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    cant you use a blow dryer to heat it up the adhesive and it might help a tad bit?
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    heres what i'm trying to get off..the plastic was busted but the damn foam adhesive is soo strong and old,,its almost like it has baked up there,,must have been on truck a long long time,,you can tell.

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  13. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    I used goof off and it cam right off just make sure you wash the area after. But if you use this it dont take nothing but a paper towel to come off
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I've seen goof off remove paint in seconds.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    If you go to an auto parts store that sell/ mixes paint and has a large auto body section. they make a lil wheel thats made out of pencil eraser it has a stud in the middle and i use my cordless drill smokes that shit rite off. the i use some heavy cut cleaner/ buffing compound to buff it clean it up.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    heat gun and a plastic scraper...then remove what's left over with the goo-gone.
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Goo-Gone sucks...I have never had that stuff work.

    Get a plastic putty knife and some WD-40. I know others said the putty knife might leave small scratches but you need to get the foam tape off first before you tackle the adhesive.

    You are just trying to get rid of the foam tape, not the adhesive, dont try and scrape it all the way down to the paint.

    After you get most of the foam tape off, WD-40, a terry cloth towel, and some elbow grease should remove most of the adhesive residue.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    i do believe we have one at work along with the scraper,,,i'm trying that tomarrow..
     
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    I did all this on my Ram to remove the fading door trim. Took a lot of time, elbow grease, and patience. Not sure if it will hurt but I did even use alcohol, mostly afterwards to clean it up.
     
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    Oh and let the WD or Goo Gone soak should help too.
     
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