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need help on rain guards!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by OffRoad90, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    OffRoad90

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    took my rain guards off and need a way to get glue off of truck!!! Tips are helpful!!!!
     
  2. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    Eagledynasty

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    Blow dryer and fishing line or anything to get it off without scratching
     
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    Madjik_Man

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    Googone works well. It just leaves an oily residue you'll have to clean off. Acetone will work the best as long as you don't use a lot of it and you don't rub too hard. If you use too much or rub too hard you can damage the paint. Many people on here will tell you not to, personally thats all I use to remove adhesive residue. If you're careful, it works great. I have used it on countless vehicle and NEVER done any paint damage. That's your call though.
     
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    I took mine off recently, used a blow dryer to soften the glue, then some goo gone, followed with rubbing compound then a fresh coat of wax.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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    your thumb and some silicone spray. silicone spray wont damage the paint. You can throw a hairdryer in there too which might help but sometimes makes it more sticky
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    To safely remove any adhesive from your vehicle without damaging the clearcoat is the blowdrier/heatgun method as said above. Also a plastic scraper, either an ice scraper or plastic putty one will do. Heat and scrape lightly to medium to break up the adhesive. Then get some hot soapy water and a dish sponge(not the green scrubby part!) and put some elbow grease into the affected area. You can also get your scraper in on this as well. Just have a little patience, and you'll come out clean.
    The reason I recomend this way is because if used in excess or improperly, all the solvents mentioned above and any others can and will potentially remove clear coat and leave a milky spot in the area. Even worse, eat at your paint. So if you are confident enough to use those solvents, use them sparingly and use a white rag or towel vs. colored.
    Good luck
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    This is mostly the route I took, used a credit card as a scraper. I swear anyone that is thinking of installing that type of guard, should have to clean
    up this sticky shit from hell, first and I guarantee they wouldn't install them.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    Blowdryer and a good grip
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    They make plastic razor blades, they look like real blades but they're bright red. I used that and goo gone. Then I used in-channel rain guards. Much better look and fitment.
     
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