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Mikes69_Coupe

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Incorrect stickers
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:39:29 AM »
Howdy all. Still reading, and see that I have a couple of incorrect stickers >:( on my 69 - black & gold air cleaner sticker & green & white coolant sticker. Can't peel them without the paint coming too. What's the best, least damaging way to remove them?

Y'all take care,
Mike.
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 02:52:53 AM »
Howdy all. Still reading, and see that I have a couple of incorrect stickers >:( on my 69 - black & gold air cleaner sticker & green & white coolant sticker. Can't peel them without the paint coming too. What's the best, least damaging way to remove them?

Y'all take care,
Mike.
I'd always try heat first, but with the coolant bottle you need to be real careful not to warp it.
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 03:32:56 AM »
Howdy all. Still reading, and see that I have a couple of incorrect stickers >:( on my 69 - black & gold air cleaner sticker & green & white coolant sticker. Can't peel them without the paint coming too. What's the best, least damaging way to remove them?

Y'all take care,
Mike.
I'd always try heat first, but with the coolant bottle you need to be real careful not to warp it.

A heat gun will be too hot for the plastic, but  a hair dryer may not be too hot, and usually is sufficiently hot for removing decals...
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 11:03:12 AM »
Howdy all. 'Preciate the tip.

Mike.
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 12:41:41 PM »
 If applying heat doesn't work (it may not because glue gets really hard after a few heat cycles from the motor), I have had good results by:
1- Lightly sand the paper coating with 220 grit or finer paper just enough to scuff only the decal surface. This will make the surface porous.
2- Spray or using a cotton ball, dab tar remover onto the paper surface.  You can get tar remover in any auto store.
3- After it soaks in for a few minutes try to lift the edges and work off.
4- Finish off with soap and water.

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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 01:25:59 PM »
WD40 works good on some adhesives - fairly inert and won't harm plastics ordinarily. Afterwards you can remove any residual WD with warm water and dishwashing soap. Other penetrants might work - just be careful to read the instructions for reactivity on plastics.

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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 01:41:15 PM »
If applying heat doesn't work (it may not because glue gets really hard after a few heat cycles from the motor), I have had good results by:
1- Lightly sand the paper coating with 220 grit or finer paper just enough to scuff only the decal surface. This will make the surface porous.
2- Spray or using a cotton ball, dab tar remover onto the paper surface.  You can get tar remover in any auto store.
3- After it soaks in for a few minutes try to lift the edges and work off.
4- Finish off with soap and water.

Mike

Mikes suggestion is dead on concerning having to remove the top layer so the tar remover or WD40 can work on the adhesive.  Tape around the decal edges with painters tape as a precaution when you gently remove the decals top layer. Your now acting like a surgeon. :)
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 02:18:49 AM »
Howdy all. Many thanks!
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Re: Incorrect stickers
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 06:41:34 PM »
Many thanks to y'all for the input. Got 'em off - unfortunately, the one on the air cleaner took a chunk of paint with it. Had to cover the bare metal up with the closest match on hand, which was semi-gloss.:( At least they came off.

Y'all take care,
Mike.
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