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Removing TRD Stickers

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Maestro402, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Maestro402

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    I'm sure there is probably a thread that talks about this and please link it if there is. I just didn't find it right off.

    What I'm wanting to do is remove the TRD stickers from the side of my truck. What is the best way to do this???
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    warm it up with a blow dryer then peel it off, then when its removed go over with goo gone, then wash... easy peasy ;)
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Peel em' off. Use a hair dryer a good distance away to heat them up. They'll come off with just your fingernail.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Cool, Thanks. That is what I thought needed to be done but figured asking was the best way to know for sure. I guess it'll be easy with the plug in the bed of my truck. woot. :)
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    A good distance away? Any specific reason? Just wanting to make sure I don't do something stupid. well more stupid than normal.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Also if you use goo gone rub some wax where you removed the stickers.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    3m stripe remover wheel, comes off clean in seconds and completely safe for your paint and clear coat.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    The heat can damage your paint (if done wrong), lots will say they did it and it was fine, which is true if you do it right. However it may not always be immediately visible damage. Likewise with chemicals you put on the paint, they may not cause immediate damage, but break down the clear coat properties so it doesn't last as long.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Okay .... now i'm scared. ha.

    What if i just get an edge and peel them off w/o heat?
     
  10. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Ha, sorry, don'tbe scared. Like I said, lots of people have done it with no visible damage, i personally prefer the safest method possible, however I am anal about it. If you want to spend the 30 bucks get the 3m wheel, otherwise a good combination of heat, Goo gone, and fingernails works fine. Just don't over heat is the biggest caution and what ever adhesive remover you use make sure it is safe for car paint.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    No worries brother. I really appreciate the info. Just for my knowledge where would one get the 3m wheel?
     
  12. Nov 16, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I found it at NAPA auto parts. Just becareful when you find it, make sure it comes with the attachment for your drill, it is about $3 more than just a replacement wheel. The first one I got at O'Reilly was just the wheel, I was able to fashion a drill attachment out of a bolt, but it was easier once I got the attachment.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    I already love this forum. Great info guys. I'll go look this weekend.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    This ^

    That's what I used and it was easy and perfect.

    I don't like the idea of taking heat to your paint job... hence the "good distance away"
     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Im doing this too this weekend and had forgotten all about that outlet! No need to buy an extension cord now. Im using a heat gun though since I will be removing the badges too.
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    Use fishing line to slice through the adhesive on the back and then the 3m wheel will remove the residue also.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    For the TRD stickers, I accidentally picked at one corner of one after the truck had been sitting out in the sun for a good hour, and the thing just came right off. It did leave the lines around it that I took some goo gone too and they came right off as well. Just make sure to wax that spot right after, as its practically straight on the paint/clearcoat and has been protected by the sticker.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    That's the safest method, but since the OP is in Virginia, it may not get hot enough in the sun this time of year. :D
     
  20. Nov 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Thread jack where can I buy the trd stickers?
     
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