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Removing decal glue after removing decal on paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Ambermonkey, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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    Ambermonkey

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    I had to remove plastic clear bra on my 3rd gen. And now I need to remove left over glue, has anyone done this before and what did you use to not harm body paint?
    Some people have said goo gone and don’t know if that is to harsh.
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    I’ve used a product known in the industry as, deceivingly, decal adhesive remover.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Goo gone is fine but Goof off is too harsh for paint. Also WD40 works sometimes.
     
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  5. Feb 3, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    Post #3 and #4 are as good of advice as you will get. Goof Off will cause you more problems. I have used the 3M spray when Redoing decals on Police cars/Garbage Trucks etc. It works but can be hard to find. I have found that Goo gone works just as well.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    WD40 works good. After using it, it is recommended to wash and wax the surface.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    I would at least wash the area but if time and weather permits wax it too.
     

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