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

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by Darknesss23, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Darknesss23

    Darknesss23 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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
     
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Look in the how-to section and do a searc for decal removal. It should come up.
     
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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. :sign0011:
     
  4. Mattdtrue

    Mattdtrue Rockstar 100 Posts

    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
     
  5. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

  6. seffieldvillage@aol.com

    seffieldvillage@aol.com Rockstar 100 Posts

    Fishing line

    I use fishing line all the time. About 8 pound. Then remore the glue
     
  7. Darknesss23

    Darknesss23 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    anything in particular you use to help remove the glue?
     
  8. Mattdtrue

    Mattdtrue Rockstar 100 Posts

    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 !!!!!!!!!:lol:
     
  9. 2ToNe04

    2ToNe04 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
     
  10. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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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