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Removed my visor stickers...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mar 15, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

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    I hate those bright yellow and white stickers on the visors so I removed them. The 2009 visors are very easy to remove. It has 2 screws on the outer plate.


    First spray it with Goo Gone:

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    Apply heat with heat gun:

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    And peel:

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    Tools:

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    If done correctly it peels right off. Only heat the side you are peeling. Stop every 1/4 and re-apply the heat.

    Caution...do not overheat!!! You will melt the sticker onto the fabric and have a hell of a time picking it off. I did this on a 2"x1" section and it took some time with my fingernail and more heat.

    I am not entirely satisfied with the result because there is still a noticeable shadow left on the fabric. I believe its from the glue. I also tried Goof Off to get some of the adhesive off.

    Regardless, I am much more satisfied to not look at the stickers.

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  2. Mar 15, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    ERdept

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    Thanks.I covered mine with other decals, but would rather have nada.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    TacoCo

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    It will get less noticeable over time. I did mine about 6 months ago, and they're better now, but still somewhat noticeable.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    Veccster

    Veccster [OP] bass turds

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    I used a nylon scrub brush under water to get the goo gone out of the fabric. They were still wet in the pictures above but look better now.

    I know it will fade out and not be as noticeable.
     
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