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    Default Dealer "decal" and emblem/lettering removal...

    I have NEVER attempted this before on any of my previous vehicles... but whats the easiest way to remove these things from my tailgate and maybe doors... Does a heat gun work or a hair drier would suffice?? how will i know if the adhesive is freeing up? are there any other "tools" that i should keep within arms reach? any advice would be greatly appreciated as i do NOT want to damage my the paint! Thanks again for all the help

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    Look in the how-to section and do a searc for decal removal. It should come up.
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    I had a chrome dealer badge that had been on my tailgate for 4 years before I took it off, I didn't use a heat gun or anything I just used fishing line. I ended up with tiny little scratches underneath, BUT I also had aftermarket paint underneath so that could have been why. After I did it though I waxed the truck, and you couldn't even tell it was there in the first place. Your truck should be fine because you have the factory baked on enamel, a heat gun would probably make it easier.
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    I found out about this rubber disk that fits on the end of a drill picked up one at the local autobody supply store worked great removed pinstripe off my old Toyota when back and bought 3 more of them they worked so well...they removed pinstripe and the adheisive easy very easy
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    Default Fishing line

    I use fishing line all the time. About 8 pound. Then remore the glue

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    anything in particular you use to help remove the glue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springthing View Post
    Thats it man you got it right there its the easy and no damage way to get er done will polish it down smooth never know anything was ever there !!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darknesss23 View Post
    anything in particular you use to help remove the glue?
    i used my finger............ but i got a biggo blister

    i think theres this roller wheel though you could purchase at autozone like for 5 buks

    theres also goo gone something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darknesss23 View Post
    I have NEVER attempted this before on any of my previous vehicles... but whats the easiest way to remove these things from my tailgate and maybe doors... Does a heat gun work or a hair drier would suffice?? how will i know if the adhesive is freeing up? are there any other "tools" that i should keep within arms reach? any advice would be greatly appreciated as i do NOT want to damage my the paint! Thanks again for all the help
    I , as many others , used fishing line to get the decals off initially,use a sawing motin and you will get most of the adhesive off...didnt hurt my paint at all.

    To get any remaining glue I used Goof Off. Let it soak into the glue then you can peel it off with your finger.

    I then used a clay bar, which you can get at most automotive shops to remove any residue and the "ghosting" you may get.


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