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This is a discussion on Decal removal within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; okay so how should i go about taking off decals...rather then trying to scratch it off with my finger nails...should ...

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    okay so how should i go about taking off decals...rather then trying to scratch it off with my finger nails...should i get a hot rag...poor gas on it...what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrytheexpert View Post
    okay so how should i go about taking off decals...rather then trying to scratch it off with my finger nails...should i get a hot rag...poor gas on it...what?
    wheres it located? on paint? i usually use a hair dryer and my finger nail and goo gone if neccessary

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    Dental floss or fishing line will help peel them back if need be. 3M adhesive remove or Goo Gone for the residue remover.
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    its on the paint...i have pics of'em on my ws6 thread...titled proud TA owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrytheexpert View Post
    its on the paint...i have pics of'em on my ws6 thread...titled proud TA owner.
    dont remove them..just because some of the dumb asses on this site say so...if you like it keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    dont remove them..just because some of the dumb asses on this site say so...if you like it keep it.
    Dumb asses?

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    not you janet ...i said some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    dont remove them..just because some of the dumb asses on this site say so...if you like it keep it.
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    I always use a heat gun and peal them off, then use goo gone..

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    Yikes!!! help, i used goo gone, and it left nasty residue all over my decal areas...i tried to wash or pressure wash it off but nothing...it just left a big splotch like i smeared it...pics to come tomorrow...any fixit ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrytheexpert View Post
    Yikes!!! help, i used goo gone, and it left nasty residue all over my decal areas...i tried to wash or pressure wash it off but nothing...it just left a big splotch like i smeared it...pics to come tomorrow...any fixit ideas?
    WD-40, then wash the area and apply a layer of wax...

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    Could also use very light brake cleaner and then wash paint, but have to be careful

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    If it's on metal, a hair dryer or heat gun will be good, don't use heat if it's on a plastic panel as it may warp the surface if not careful...
    3M Adhesive Remover or Goo Gone will work to remove the remaining residue, you may want to follow up with some polish or cleaner to restore the finish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrytheexpert View Post
    Yikes!!! help, i used goo gone, and it left nasty residue all over my decal areas...i tried to wash or pressure wash it off but nothing...it just left a big splotch like i smeared it...pics to come tomorrow...any fixit ideas?
    maybe try some rubbing alcohol to remove anymore residue

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    DO NOT what ever you do use Brake cleaner. What I use is a heat gun (hair dryer will work) and DX330. Don't get the paint to hot. You can find DX330 at a paint supply store. It is a wax a grease remover. Just pick at it with your finger nail once you get the sticker warm and it will start to come off. Then if any adhesive is left over you can use the DX330 to remove it.

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    I use a heat gun to get the decals off and then Rain-x will get the sticky stuff off.
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    Peel it off by warming it up with a hair drier then if you have adhesive on there use lighter fluid. Lighter fluid can be found at hardware store, its the same thing you use for Zippo Lighters. I use that all the time here at work. It will remove all residue and will not harm your paint at all.

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