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Rear Wheel Well Guard Decal Thing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chris12Taco, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Jan 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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    Chris12Taco

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    Hey guys,
    So the rear wheel well oem guard decal thing was all cracked and faded so I peeled them off, retaped the area, and redid them with rattle can bed liner. Held up pretty well for a while until it started to bubble up a bit and then cracked and started flaking off. Really came off when I was washing the truck so I started just taking the whole thing off. Problem is some parts are really stuck on there. Anyone have any tips or tricks on how to take this off the rest of the way without ruining the paint? Next question..anyone know where I can get replacement decals other than the stealership? Tried there once before and they wanted an outrageous price per side. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Jan 21, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    JustAddMud

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    If I remember correctly, that is part of the rock/chip guard stickers. The stealership sells them precut or you can buy sheets of it uncut and cut your own pieces as needed. Be sure to clean and degrease everything where you are going to stick the guards to.

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  3. Jan 21, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    Goof-Off will dissolve the old adhesive.. go slow it will take paint too if you get crazy.
     
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    Turtle wax label and sticker remover. You will be hard pressed to damage the paint. Even with wet sanding to blend the area

    Wet sand with 1800, buff with aggressive wool pad and meguiars scratch x, polish with foam pad and polishing compound of your choice (I like ultra glaze)
     
  6. Jan 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    I’m not sure if the Amazon stuff is as thick as the one from the dealer. The factory ones are pretty thick.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    Heat it up a bit. Use the wifes hair dryer and your good to go. :thumbsup: peels right off
     
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    I would NOT use Goof-Off on your paint. That stuff is wicked will mess up your paint. Use Goo-Gone instead......
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Chris12Taco

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'm just going to replace with the clear tape instead of buying the OEM cut black ones from the dealer. I wasn't super clear before, I already got the old sticker off, this is spray can bed liner now that chipped and I'm trying to get off. Its being a little more stubborn than the original sticker was. I'll try a heat gun, but since it's bed liner, not a sticker, I wasn't sure how well it would work.
     
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