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Removing Decals - Older Paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Arailt, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Oct 10, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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    Arailt

    Arailt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping one of the paint or detail gurus can help me out here. I would like to remove my TRD bedside decals. I know how to remove them. Question is....

    My paint is in good condition, but being five years old, it is not perfect by any means. When I remove those bedside decals, I'm assuming there will be a pretty visible outline. What can I do, if anything, to remedy this? Would I be better off leaving them on?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Oct 12, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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    tacomafurom

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    I would leave them, five years could fade the color of the car leaving the under side of the decal unfaded.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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    Well i removed side decals and big TOYOTA on the tailgate of my 95 Tacoma like 2 years ago. I used 3M Eraser. Basically it goes on a power drill and its like a giant eraser, it takes off decals without any harm to the clear coat or paint. Works unbelievable. Trust me its scary at first but takes it off no problem. Then i used 3M rubbing compound twice and then waxed the entire area. Never knew it was there after 15+ years of it on there.
    So don't be afraid the decals are over the clear coat. The rubbing compound just takes a micro layer off
     
  4. Oct 22, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    Il post before and after pics in a few...
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM
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