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Old 01-06-2003, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ne one ever take off stickers from middle of car???

i am thinking of buying a 90 lx that has yellow stickers down the center of the car. have any of you tried to peel off the stickers? It goes down the entire car to the back! Were you successful and how did it look? Any tips in doing so? Thanks for all replies

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Old 01-06-2003, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Low temp heat gun/hair dryer

Hi Jim,

Yes, it is possible to remove decals and onlay graphics with a low heat air gun or a low temp hair dryer; however, be prepared for fade. Especially on a colors like Red, Yellow and Blue, you may notice a distinct color difference in the paint and where the decals ran over the car.

Go slow. If the decals/graphics are chipping due to UV damage, it will be a job. Patience is a virtue! Good Luck.

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Old 01-06-2003, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Low temp heat gun/hair dryer

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Hi Jim,

Yes, it is possible to remove decals and onlay graphics with a low heat air gun or a low temp hair dryer; however, be prepared for fade. Especially on a colors like Red, Yellow and Blue, you may notice a distinct color difference in the paint and where the decals ran over the car.

Go slow. If the decals/graphics are chipping due to UV damage, it will be a job. Patience is a virtue! Good Luck.

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jenn is right heat it up, but go very slow peeling it, we had to do some school buses at work, it's a slow process, good luck.
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thanks for the tips! any idea how long the stickers need to be on before they will fade. the car is a metallic blue color, but not sure how long they have been on. thanks a lot!

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It really depends on too many conditions to give you a simple answer.

The best way to determine what you'll be left with is to look at the door jams, or the underside of the hood. Basically, compare two areas close together, one that's seen the sun, and one that's always hidden.

Also, a good polish will get rid of 90% of fade, at least. The three step Meguiars is good, as is Zymol. Call a local auto detailer, get a quote and ask what they use. That way you can decide if its worth the elbow grease.

Anything will look better than a yellow stipe.
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