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Old 09-09-2004, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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removing decal from new truck

What is the safest way to remove those stupid decals on the bed of new trucks. I need the z71 off of there.

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used a heat gun and goo be gone(I think thats the name) Works great.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try napa, or a auto paint supply store, they have pinstripe removers that work like erasers and wipes off the stickers and adhesive, without damaging paint.
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Pick up a corner with your fingernail and peel them off. They come right off no problem.
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pressure washer(hold on angle) .75 sticker remover
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If it is a brand new truck, park it out in the sun so the sticker gets good and hot and just peel it off. They are only hard to get off if they have been there for years.
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I hear paint thinner works real well.
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the eraser thing works badass....takes off the gooey shit too
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i just took a bunch of stickers off of my jeep, and all it took was a hair dryer. you should try it. it sometimes leaves the sticky shit, but acitone (sp?) should work for that.
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i work at a auto detailing shop and the best thing to use to get those stickers off is laquer thinner. you first want to peel the sticker off and then go to the paint store and get laquer thinner (not paint thinner). works great. we take off all the decals off of police cars that have been vandalized and need new decals put on. might take a little time but it will work
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The laquer thinner doesn't mess the paint up?
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a little heat and waxed dental floss.
Get one edge up, and gently saw the waxed dental floss to help break the adhessive...then use some of the suggestions above to get the remanin adhessive off. Also works for solid emblems that many cars have.
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Heat gun and goof-off works great. If you try and just peel it off w/o heat your going to leave alot of sticky stuff which is a pain to get off. With the heat gun the letters came right off and I didn't really need to use the goof-off /goo-b-gone except on the edges where the dirt had collected.
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The laquer thinner doesn't mess the paint up?
No, laquer thinner doesn't hurt the paint at all. in fact it is actually good for it because it cleans all of the pours in the paint. the only thing you will want to make sure of is that you put somme wax on the spots you use the laquer thinner because it strips the wax off. speaking of which laquer thinner is a great way to strip wax because you want to get the old wax off before applying new wax. if you haven't waxed your vehicle in eight months or so than the forces of nature have already taken all of the wax off for you so you don't need to worry about getting the old stuff off. at the detail shop we have guys come in that want their vehicles waxed monthly so we use the laquer thinner to clean off the old wax. it also works well on road tar and tree sap.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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No, laquer thinner doesn't hurt the paint at all. in fact it is actually good for it because it cleans all of the pours in the paint. the only thing you will want to make sure of is that you put somme wax on the spots you use the laquer thinner because it strips the wax off. speaking of which laquer thinner is a great way to strip wax because you want to get the old wax off before applying new wax. if you haven't waxed your vehicle in eight months or so than the forces of nature have already taken all of the wax off for you so you don't need to worry about getting the old stuff off. at the detail shop we have guys come in that want their vehicles waxed monthly so we use the laquer thinner to clean off the old wax. it also works well on road tar and tree sap.

I sure don't want you detailing my stuff. are you sure you are talking about lacquer thinner? sounds more like dx330 or some othere type of wax and tar remover. Lacquer thinner will soften the paint up if you stay on it very long.
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