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This is a discussion on decals within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hey, whats the best way to remove the "ramair" decals on my hood with out doing any harm to my ...

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    Hey, whats the best way to remove the "ramair" decals on my hood with out doing any harm to my paint and clearcoat, I might be replacing them, thank you - Jason

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    use some windex and get yourself a putty knife for this job.. it would be safe to also put a piece of "loop" ( the soft one ) velcro on the end of the putty knife to prevent the scrathing of the paint.. i took my decals off no problem..
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    I've never personally tried this, but heard dental floss works well if you can peel up a corner on the decal and slide it under

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    Hair dryer & a plastic razorblade
    heats the key

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    +1 to the floss.

    This is the best method, razor blade can definately result in scratched paint.

    Heat is the key. Blow dry it for about 30 seconds, then pass some dental floss behind the decal. DO NOT "lift up" on the decal.

    Holding two ends of the floss, use a "saw" motion (back and forth, moving across the lettering as you move back and forth in the saw motion) to cut the glue.

    Decal will come off perfectly, with no possible harm to your paint. Remove the rest of the glue with goo gone, or your fingernails if you have the time, and wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirebirdFever View Post
    razor blade can definately result in scratched paint.
    I agree

    Please note I specified a plastic razorblade

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    heats the key
    Above is the answer ^^^^^^ Then just pick a edge and peel up with your finger.........Floss will do nothing on decals...
    Last edited by 4get gto; 02-20-2009 at 03:36 PM.

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    they also sell "goo gone"......I've never read to see if it's safe for painted surfaces but after you get the biggest chunk of the decal off that goo gone will take all of the left over glue off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    they also sell "goo gone"......I've never read to see if it's safe for painted surfaces but after you get the biggest chunk of the decal off that goo gone will take all of the left over glue off.
    Plus it has a wonderful Orange peel scent!

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    thanks for all the feed back fellas, useful info - Jason

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    Heat up with a blowdryer until you can peel off with fingers, then just peel off. Residue will be left on, but you can use goo gone to remove it. Just spray goo gone on a clean cloth rag, and rub on. Continue until residue is removed.

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    anyone know if goo gone is safe for the paint/clear coat though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 RedHot TransAm View Post
    anyone know if goo gone is safe for the paint/clear coat though?
    yes i believe so. . . but still just don't leave it on for very long.

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    I always use goo gone to remove residue from de badging. Yes goo gone is clear coat/paint safe. I've used it for a year now and have had no problems. It's a good product, just be sure not to spray directly on the paint, spray the rag your using....then wipe clean with another clean rag.. I use the spray by the way.

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    when i took my trim off the side, i used WD40 to take off the glue.

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    I work for a sign company, have been here for over 11 years. ITS JUST A STICKER. Use your nails to pry the edge up then pull. For the left over adhesive I STRONGLY recommend Zippo Lighter fluid and a paper towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    I work for a sign company, have been here for over 11 years. ITS JUST A STICKER. Use your nails to pry the edge up then pull. For the left over adhesive I STRONGLY recommend Zippo Lighter fluid and a paper towel.
    I agree, or vineger zippo lighter fluid is also great for getting stains out of clothes and carpets

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