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Old 11-01-2018, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default 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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Old 11-01-2018, 09:04 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:15 PM   #5
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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
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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.
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I just peal them off and use 3m adhesive remover.
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Heat gun and goo gone or 3m on every vehicle I have ever owned. Fishing line or a plastic blade.
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Fishing line for emblems, just fyi.
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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.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:49 AM   #11
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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
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:30 PM   #12
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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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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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Old 12-13-2018, 11:48 PM   #14
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If you use wd40, you need to wash and wax the area to bring back the protection on the paint.
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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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