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what do you use to remove decal glue residue?

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#1 mcbrat


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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:49 PM

I've got my old brat decals removed, but the glue residue still resides :)

I want to put on one of my new sets for an example shot :)

I tried some oops, but it would take me about 20 hours of rubbing....

I;ve used acetone before, being careful to not remove paint... but don't want to risk it on the brat....

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:54 PM

wd 40 and a rag, took te 80s decals off of my 4runner. i tried everything, but it all worked very pooryl



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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:57 PM

Your local body shop supply store should carry something that could do-it. 3M makes a product called general adhesive remover comes in pint can, works pretty good, makes the glue all snotty like then you wipe it off. There a number of products out there,go to the bodyshop stores.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 09:59 PM

try mineral spirits?

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:01 PM

WD-40 just dissolves the glue and you can wipe it off with a rag. There are other solvents like goo-gone and goof-off, but none works as well as WD-40; an it does'nt eat away at the paint or finish!

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 10:39 PM

Peanut butter!! No kidding...but I am not responsible if elephants do damage trying to lick it off. LOL!! Try it out...I've done it and it worked rather well...without using solvents or chemical...and if you got the munchies...slap some on bread. Xenongod

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 11:38 PM

goo gone works well on adhesives. if your not worried about what's underneath. acetone will work well also. it's good to use on glass.

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Posted 12 July 2004 - 11:53 PM

WD-40 works great for me.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:18 AM

Ive used oven cleaner with great results. Wouldnt trust it on a painted surface, but for windows it worked great. I had to use windex to remove the film it left behind, but oh well... no more West Coast Choppers sticker :)


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Posted 13 July 2004 - 05:12 AM

if you can get some isopropal rubing alchohol thats good on glass

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:11 AM

3m make what is essentially a big, round eraser for a drill. Even smells like a pencil eraser when you use it. Doesn't hurt paint. Local paint supply store.

Cheap, say 7 $, lasts a long time. I took the aftermarket pinstipes off my RX and Legacy.


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Posted 13 July 2004 - 07:12 AM

I use a product made by 3M, designed for removing these glues/adhesives, any auto paint store should have it.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:16 AM


Smear some on the spot and let it sit for a day. Whipe off the peanutbutter and *shazam* it's gone.

Now I dont know what this would do to paint on a car but it works wonders taking sticky junk off of plastic, glass and fiberglass. My grandma taught me this to get price tags and other stickers off of things. :D

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:10 AM

i use the round eraser fits in a drill, rubs the decal and glue off.



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Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:21 AM

be aware that the "eraser" works well on tough urathane, polyurathane and other durable paint systems. Older paint systems used on older vehicles can be "burned" by using the eraser improperly

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 02:43 AM

tried alot of the sugested chemicals and methods and the safests one I found was turtle wax bug and tar remover. its real nice to the paint unlike some other methods. its verry effective on lots of nasty things.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:37 AM


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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:48 AM

Denatured alcohol or Goof Off. The former is cheaper; the latter requires less work. Both work well. Check reactivity to paint first.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:12 PM

carb and choke cleaner and a rag. wipe it off quickly and there should be no problem. worked well on my 92 loyale for removing a bumper sticker that was crazy old and nasty.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:42 AM

Any of this stuff work on old factory pinstripes. I cant get mine off with heat and razerblades.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:12 AM

I Have over fifteen Years of Experience with Car Paintings and Related Stuff... and I Found that the Fastest and Easiest Way to Remove Glue and Decals is very Cheap: RED OIL ... the one used to let Shiny the Wooden Furniture, it Also Won't Damage the Paint finish on the Car, just rub it with a Soft Cloth against the Glued area.

Hope this can Help.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:18 AM

I actually ended up getting one of the eraser wheels for a drill. worked pretty well.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:29 AM

I actually ended up getting one of the eraser wheels for a drill. worked pretty well.

Where did you pick that up.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:57 AM

one of the auto parts stores I think.... I still have it, but I couldn't tell you where hardly anything is at in my garage yet.... still learning where I put everything....

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:18 AM

What I've used with great success is a paint scraper, for removing paint off windows. They are very sharp, so it usually takes it off in one pass. Just be careful not to scratch your paint. And they are inexpensive, as are replacement blades.

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