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Old 08-26-2007, 05:16 AM
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Removing Decals.

So I want to get rid of those crappy decals that run along the bottom of my door. They make me feel like Vanilla Ice.

Can anyone tell me a way to ditch them without damaging my paint work? (Short of getting a pro to remove them).

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Old 08-26-2007, 06:54 AM
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So I want to get rid of those crappy decals that run along the bottom of my door. They make me feel like Vanilla Ice.

Can anyone tell me a way to ditch them without damaging my paint work? (Short of getting a pro to remove them).

That is so random. The Vanilla Ice comment. Hilarious. Anyways, just use a hair dryer or a heat gun set to LOW and get a credit card or something that is not metal that you can use to easily peel it off. The heat will do most of the work. You may not even need anything else. Once you get them started, they will come right off. afterwards, clean and apply some wax so it will blend better. If they have been on for a long time, you may see a difference in paint color.
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I try not to hang around people that seem like that, because lets face it you can tell by Oreilys flame decals on their cars from a mile away
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You can also use polish applied by hand to take off the adhesive that's gonna be on your door after you remove the stickers

Like Mdtdnb said... there might be a difference in color (most likely will be) best way to get rid of the difference is wetsand/buff - This depends on how old/delicate your car's paint is though.. if it's too delicate then simply buffing it might get the job done


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That is so random. The Vanilla Ice comment. Hilarious. Anyways, just use a hair dryer or a heat gun set to LOW and get a credit card or something that is not metal that you can use to easily peel it off. The heat will do most of the work. You may not even need anything else. Once you get them started, they will come right off. afterwards, clean and apply some wax so it will blend better. If they have been on for a long time, you may see a difference in paint color.
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That is so random. The Vanilla Ice comment. Hilarious. Anyways, just use a hair dryer or a heat gun set to LOW and get a credit card or something that is not metal that you can use to easily peel it off. The heat will do most of the work. You may not even need anything else. Once you get them started, they will come right off. afterwards, clean and apply some wax so it will blend better. If they have been on for a long time, you may see a difference in paint color.
Sweet as thanks guys! Do you think that isopropl alcohol would also do the job of removing any adhesive residue? And would a cut and polish help the paint blend better if the colours don't match?

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DO NOT use isopropl aclohol, or anything similar including gasolines. they will clean it very well but WILL TAKE THE PAINT OFF just as well. what do you mean by "cut" and polish?
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im repainting my trunk and need to get the V-tec logo off so i can paint and put the new one on, should i do a similar method for the the logo on a '97?
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dont use alcohol because it will leave unwanted swirls and scratches...

yes cut and polish will work to match it...

you do have a PC... right?
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You can use goo-gone and then use a paint prepping type of spray or liquid to get off all the grease and waxy type of residue off... sand clean again with paint prep then shoot away

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im repainting my trunk and need to get the V-tec logo off so i can paint and put the new one on, should i do a similar method for the the logo on a '97?
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thanks, plan to do that soon, never got qrousn to asking anyone haha.
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thanks, plan to do that soon, never got qrousn to asking anyone haha.
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Sweet thanks for your help guys. I just busted out the hairdryer and a credit card. Took about an hour and a half longer than I thought it would but I got them all off bar the very top silver sticker (when I tried to remove that the paint started coming off with it!!). So that sticker understandbly remains.

No longer do I feel like a mid-forties Real Estate Agent when driving. The car looks really good now, mean and masculine like a H22A Prelude should.

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