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How do I go about safely removing the dealership decal that they stuck to the back of the car? It's on the paint under the 370z emblem. TIA. Had I

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Old 05-30-2015, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I go about safely removing the dealership decal that they stuck to the back of the car? It's on the paint under the 370z emblem. TIA.

Had I thought about it I would have said "slap a decal on that paint and I don't sign the papers".
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Yeah i hate that too, my z came with a badge under my 370z emblem, good thing it was crappy glue it came off easy.

It should come off without ripping paint. GL.
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Try "goo gone" I used it to debadge my last car and it worked well. After the lettering was off,I sprayed it on,let it sit for a bit on the remaining adhesive and than started wiping it off. I had to wipe and repeat a few times,but it got the job done. You might get some ghost lettering depending on how long the decal has been on.
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light application of heat gun (or leave it out in the sun a little), and pickup the edges of the decal with your nail. then pull off.

if this is a new car no issue.
if this is a used car or re-painted bumper, then your entire bumper will pull off the car as you pull off the decal
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then a light application of wax will remove the rest of the residue.

if the adhesive separated from the decal, then use a soft microfiber towel and either googone or WD40 to remove the adhesive. if you have a plastic razor blade that will speed up the process.

then clean the area with soap or rubbing alcohol, reapply wax.

then stick the removed decal on your dumbarse neighbor's car.
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or an easier DIY here...

Step1: Pull off decal
Step2: Done!


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Everything Kenchan said with the exception of the heat gun. A hair dryer on the high heat setting works just fine.

You may be able to remove the decal without any heat.
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i used fishing line, basically starting at one end and worked my way through to the other end. there was that sticky residue left over, which i used a gunk remover and rubbed off the sticky stuff.
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Decal is way easy ---- super easy. Hair dryer will do. If you want to take your badge out too, you should spray the badge with water. Get a pc. of plastic spray one side and put wet side over the badge. Tape the edges. Leave it under the sun for 20-25 min. The adhesive softens up and should be super easy to take off at that point. Trapped heat and moisture trick. Did this to take off tint from my previous cars.
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Everything Kenchan said with the exception of the heat gun. A hair dryer on the high heat setting works just fine.

You may be able to remove the decal without any heat.
Who keeps a hairdryer in the garage?
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Try "goo gone" I used it to debadge my last car and it worked well. After the lettering was off,I sprayed it on,let it sit for a bit on the remaining adhesive and than started wiping it off. I had to wipe and repeat a few times,but it got the job done. You might get some ghost lettering depending on how long the decal has been on.
It's only been on 4 days so I should be good with regards to "ghost-lettering". THANKS!
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Thanks. I searched but used the word decal and was not having much luck.
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I just looked at it closer. It's not just a decal. It's a laser cut- every letter and stripe is it's own "sticker". This should be fun. NOT!

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Return to the dealer and ask to have it removed. Liability is not on you if the decal lifted a piece of paint.
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