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Adhesive removal

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by smit1982, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. smit1982

    smit1982 New Member

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    Hey everyone so i bought a new 95 civic hatch but the lady that owned it before had some really lame pink and blue and green decals down the sides of the car. I was wondering what the most effective way of removing it would be and how would it look after I did it? will the paint be differnt colors and what products. thanks alot in adcance....I have to get rid of this ASAP cause it looks like crap, any other tips would help as I am putting alot of TLC into this car as it is a project car :D
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    paint thinner to get the glue off
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    use a heat gun to get the decal off and if theres glue left try some wd-40 or pb blaster on a rag. worked for me. and the paint might be a little darker where the decal was depending on how long its been on there
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    plastic blade/scraper thing, paint thinner/adhesive remover or goo gone. Use a blow dryer and heat up the vinyl as you scrape off the decals/striping with the scraper. After you remove most of it, then follow up with the thinner or goo gone.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    3M adhesive remover works really well. I thought better then the goo gone.

    The rubber wheel on a drill is nice, but be careful :lol:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    rubber wheel on a drill is meant to take paint off...
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I take off marks and glue with it all the time. Not saying its right or proper but thats what I use it for :lol:
     
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    Use a heat gun to get the stickers off, after that let the glue dry again, then try WD40 or something of that nature, it would be wise to chase any chemicals you use on the paint with some water and a rag. Thats what we used to do at a body shop i worked at and it works really well.
     
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    use baby oil to remove the glue
     
  14. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Chisel it off... so what if it looks f'd up, atleast your not driving around with rainbow colors on your car and people won't think your a homosexual anymore.
     
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    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    Yeah, I learned the hard way on that one and plastic bumper covers...

    Six hours of sanding to unfuck myself afterward...
     
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    90DATeggy The Pussi Snatcher

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    ive been a detail for 8years since i was 10 i grew up on shit like that..92 is right use a heat-gun and plastic razors any glue after use some paint thinner then buff the car after its gonna look dull where the stickers were
     
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