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Removing stickers from painted metal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm in the process of painting the Jimmy and need to remove some stickers from the fenders. Any ideas? Other than shotgun blast!
     
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    Heat

    Use a hair dryer or an actual heat gun to soften the adhesive. Old stickers should pull right off. If you use a heat gun be careful. You can bubble the existing paint in no time. Might not be an issue if you're repainting... This is how body shops remove old pinstriping and such.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

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    there is a bottle of stuff called "sticker off". you spray it on and wait a bit while it desolves the glue. then just pull it off.
    i know bikeshops can get it, i would imagine that a auto parts store can get it also.

    ive also had good luck with the hair drier trick.
     
  4. dontoe

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    I have a "heat gun" for heatshrinking stuff. I'll try that first and head to Lowes or Auto parts for the glue removing stuff if there is any problems.


    Thanks................well it will have to wait....clouding up really fast.........looks like rain soon. I'll get a photo of the progress and post it in da lounge. Better get my chit put up.
     
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    "Goo Gone" works extremely well at removing old sticker adhesive. You can buy it at the grocery store in the cleaning products aisle; it's an orange liquid in a clear bottle.
     
  6. dontoe

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    I'll try it. I almost finished the hood, but the rain came and shut me down. 3/4's of it looks good. I posted it under a different post.
     
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    I 2nd the GOO GONE. That stuff works wonders!!:)
     
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    use a hair dryer

    always had good luck with that
     
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    when i worked in a body shop we used an eraser wheel, you can get them at a paint supply store, hooks up to a drill or air grinder..and takes the pinstipping or sticker right off and doesn't mess up the paint..just hand buff it when you are done and you'll never know it was there
     
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    Ok where are the pictures? Got to see what it looks like now.
     
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    I 2nd that!
     
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    Yep. Goo Gone is great. Nobody with kids should be without it and it works wonders on stickers.
     
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    Goo-gone gel is alot better then the original. It doesn't run all over the place. IMHO
     
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    I second the rubber wheel. 3M makes a good one -- takes it right off no chemicals involved.
     

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