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black2002ls 11-01-2018 07:42 AM

Removing decals
 
What is the best way to go aboutvremoving factory and dealer applied decals.

I picked up a F150 with the STX package last night and want to ditch the STX decals on the bed and the dealer applied logos

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Ruffdaddy 11-01-2018 08:04 AM

Man I just peeled mine off by hand on a hot day. I may have used a tad bit of goo gone for any residual adhesive before applying the flat black replacement but it was all super easy.

A hair dryer may help if it's cool out.

black2002ls 11-01-2018 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Ruffdaddy (Post 1705361)
Man I just peeled mine off by hand on a hot day. I may have used a tad bit of goo gone for any residual adhesive before applying the flat black replacement but it was all super easy.

A hair dryer may help if it's cool out.

That's what I saw online. My only concern is using the goo gone on the clear coat! I plan to do the same thing I did on the wife's explorer and do a full decontamination and coating, but I don't want to have issues in those spots in the future, since I'm not re-applying a decal.

juiceweezl 11-01-2018 03:10 PM

I have no idea on the effect of the clear coat, but I have used golf club grip solvent before. That shit breaks down adhesive with quickness. I always wash the area after and then wax it too.

ryuu 11-01-2018 05:15 PM

heat gun, once it gets hot it will peel off easy
wd40 to get the sticky stuff off
it had been on for 6 years so had to go over the outline with scratch X
now you can't tell it was there

71chevellejohn 11-01-2018 08:15 PM

I've used heat and goo gone pretty successfully in the past. I also use fishing line behind the badges to get them to start peeling.

GrayStangGT 11-02-2018 07:41 AM

I just peal them off and use 3m adhesive remover.

BMCSean 11-02-2018 07:46 AM

Heat gun and goo gone or 3m on every vehicle I have ever owned. Fishing line or a plastic blade.

BMCSean 11-02-2018 07:47 AM

Fishing line for emblems, just fyi.

GrayStangGT 11-02-2018 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by BMCSean (Post 1705427)
Heat gun and goo gone or 3m on every vehicle I have ever owned. Fishing line or a plastic blade.

I use a plastic blade to get our company signs off when we sell trucks, works pretty good.

silverranger 11-03-2018 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by GrayStangGT (Post 1705426)
I just peal them off and use 3m adhesive remover.

this right here owned my truck for 15 minutes and pulled everything off of it

black2002ls 11-03-2018 01:30 PM

I'm planning on leaving the factory badges. The STX sticker and dealer emblem have to go. I may pull the ecoboost logo, not sure yet.

Is the 3m stuff readily available? Wal Mart? Parts store?

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black2002ls 11-03-2018 05:48 PM

I grabbed a can of turtle was adhesive remover and went at it.

Heat gun on low setting, they pulled right off. Very little adhesive residue left. There is a bit of ghosting from the decal, but it was only visible when I hit it with spray wax to give it a quick seal. I would assume being a brand new truck helped. It will get a full decontamination and detail as soon as good weather and time coordinate.

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renold5 12-13-2018 10:48 PM

If you use wd40, you need to wash and wax the area to bring back the protection on the paint.

TX_92_Notch 12-14-2018 12:15 AM

FYI

The ecoboost emblem on the bottom of the door is removable - it's just adhesive.

The F150 fender badges have alignment holes in the fender. Remove those badges and you're left with 3 holes.

I'm not certain about the F150 badge on the tailgate. That's the one emblem I left on my truck.


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