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02-07-2013, 01:13 PM #1
Need answer...how to remove original Z71 decal...is it clearcoated over?
i looked through the how-to and other sections on this, but only found answers regarding add-on stuff, like dealer badges, wind visors, etc. I want to replace my original z71 decals, but don't know if they were applied before the clearcoat, or after.
I know how to use a heat gun, fishing line, goof-off, etc, so can do that, if the decal is on top of clearcoat.
jim, las vegas
02-07-2013, 02:21 PM #22011 Chevy Silverado LT 4WD 25k miles
2001 Suburban 2WD, 5.3, V8 176k miles
02-07-2013, 05:30 PM #3
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- Piermont,NY, back in Northern NJ now, But may be in IL soon....
Should be after a little Heat Gun action should do it...08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
02-07-2013, 08:50 PM #4
I have never tried this but they say a hair dryer will be good to loosen the adhesive. if this does work then the paint under the decal will not match.
I would have the decal replaced as oem. save some work. I am sure those decals are expensive .
I do have a heat gun but that is too much power ....I have used it to pop out those plastic bumpers ...
02-07-2013, 08:51 PM #5
02-11-2013, 05:13 AM #6
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I had Mine removed and another replaced (Differant Color). It is not clear Coated over.Proud Husband and Father.....
02-11-2013, 10:18 AM #7
As others have said they come off really easily, a hair dryer is all you need. There will be a little adhesive residue left but is comes off with minimal effort and some Goo-gone. Today's clear coat paints are pretty fade resistant so you should be fine. I removed my moldings and decals after 6 years and there was no fade.
02-11-2013, 05:57 PM #8
Thanks, all. I got the answers I needed. I am going to remove the original, and replace with a body-colored, slightly different version. Thanks, again.
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