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    Question Removing Dealership decals

    Hey guys (and ladies), I am going to remove the dealership decals from my bird this weekend, is there a better way to remove them other than just peeling them off?

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    I assume that they are the vinyl letters that most put on...if so several easy steps

    heat lightly with a hair dryer or heat gun if you have...hair dryer should be easy

    find or use your finger nail to begin to peel off. Don't use metal object. If there is a sign shop near you ask to borrow a plastic scraper.

    if there is any sticky or gummy residue left pick up some bumper sticker remover from auto zone and spray on to remove glue. This won't harm the paint.

    wash and polish and you should be good to go.

    Why advertise for the dealer when you don't have to
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    Thanks Erik, much appreciated.

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    The residue can also be removed while in direct sunlight with ease, esspecially with a product called 'goo-gone'. I also used a good clear coat polish when I was satisfied as a final touch.

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    If you just bought the car they'll peal off easily with just a finger nail and won't leave any residue.

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    i peeled mine off and no glue or anything was left on my car
    a slight outline so i used step one cleaner mcquaers???? *oh the spelling* and it took the outline right away

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    Yes forgot about those two last points...If the lettering has not been on the car long it will come right off with no residue. I had to de-letter one of my older trucks and man was it a pia. Once that vinyl is baked on it can be a bit** to get off even with the right tools.

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    my first ws6 had the dealer shit on there and i had a hell of a time getting it off that black. So when i bought the lt1 and they were preping it for me i caught the guy right before he put the sticker on and told him i wasnt sigining anything if it went on there... they actually listened lol

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    WD40 for the glue

    WD40 is a lil milder than that "goof off" stuff and it has always worked fine for me on stuff like glue/adhesive.

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    Thanks for all the help guys, they stuck the dealer decal in the spot where the WS6 badge would go on a WS6, so it looks even worse than the bumper ones. After I get it off and cleaned up I hope to put this decal in it's place, thanks to third_shift Studios.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    Thanks for all the help guys, they stuck the dealer decal in the spot where the WS6 badge would go on a WS6, so it looks even worse than the bumper ones. After I get it off and cleaned up I hope to put this decal in it's place, thanks to third_shift Studios.

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    I wan't one!!! Unfortunately on a tight budget right now. Can't even buy my lunch today.

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    If you leave Wd-40 on your paint too long in the sun it will stain.

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    Well, the dealer decal is gone, no muss no fuss. Helped that it was really hot out today. To remove the remaining adhesive, I just had to wipe it with a warm damp cloth and presto, nice and shiny again. And in about 2 weeks, I should hopefully have my third_shift Studios badge.

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    how much does the pony slayer badge run?

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    I had a dealer badge on my car. Needless to say when I removed it the dumb asses had scratched the hell out of the paint to get it to stick! I was so pissed hope this doesn't happen to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptransam View Post
    how much does the pony slayer badge run?
    $39 for each badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1blackbeauty98 View Post
    i peeled mine off and no glue or anything was left on my car
    a slight outline so i used step one cleaner mcquaers???? *oh the spelling* and it took the outline right away
    Yeah, it's meguiars. I love that stuff! It came in handy when I took off the dealer decal and this other emblem they put on that says "WS6" or something. I guess that was the dealer's code or something. It's in the trash NOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    $39 for each badge.
    Good looking badge

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    39 isn't bad for that pimp little badge.
    The dealer badge on mine had a simple adhesive like some kind of window strip or pad. I did it on a really hot day and it came right off with minimal trouble. the residue left wiped right off.

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    That's the first thing I do when I get my new (or used) cars home is remove the de(aler decals. Goo Gone is the greatest chemical ever. It removes any sticky residue and isn't too harsh.

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