vinyl sticker removal?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    I've had my Jeep now for about 6 months, and it's time to remove the :greddy: WRANGLER from the sides of the hood.

    Only problem is, the Jeep is a '94, so the paint might be two totally different colors once I peel it off. However, looking at this picture: http://www.iam.ac/temp/IMG_1157.jpg - it looks like the front hood/fender is a different white than the rest. Might have been in a wreck or something. :dunno: No big deal.

    So, my question is, once I start to peel it off, there's really no going back. If I peel it off & it's a different shade of white (an OBVIOUS difference), what should I use to buff down (or shine up?) the surrounding colors?

    rubbing compound? wax with an orbital? high-speed polisher? :dunno:

    Thanks, guys...

    :bigok:
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    note: that color change from the fender to the body isn't visible anywhere else... it was a dark garage & the flash that brought it out.
     
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    Wow, man. That's really :greddy:

    There's a good chance that the paint could be a different color. Although, your vehicle is white, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem.

    Honestly, there really wouldn't be a way to change the color to match the rest of the car. I would polish it with a light polish, though. Clearkote's Vanilla Moose or P21S' Shine Enhancing Paint Cleanser are both good polishes. Of course, wax it when you're finished.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    What EMT said! Go with Vanilla Moose-awesome stuff and it smells great!
     
  5. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    Thanks, guys!

    :)
     
  6. luvthong

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    How to remove this sticker? I think it has been on the car for two years and must be stick very hard to the paint, do you use a heat gun to heat it then peel it off? Where to buy heat gun?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You can also use a blow dryer.
     
  8. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    took it off tonight after work... used a hair dryer, and it worked great. Stickers were kind of a pain to get off, but nothing too tough.

    used some bug/tar remover to get the sticky residue off, then got out the random orbital & put a nice coat of wax down on it.

    LOOKS GREAT! :bigok:

    Thanks, guys.
     
  9. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    3m also has a wheel to take off stickers its like a big eraser
    it works well
     

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