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removing stickers

how do i get the 4x4 stickers the dumbass before me put on it(its only 2wd)
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Um I would take a hair dryer, and heat them up a little. Then peel them off. If they leave residue, which they probably will, use Goo Gone, or Opps, or one of those types of cleaners. Then wash the truck and maybe throw some wax on there where the sticker was.
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if stickers are on the window then use a razor blade to get them off then windex the residue away
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yup... if on window use razorblade. if on bed use hairdryer
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Hairdryer/heatgun, wd-40 and your finger.
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Hairdryer/heatgun, wd-40 and your finger.
yes, DO NOT use a razor blade on paint
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i had the same question. cuz im a big hunter and LOVE camo so i was gonna take the stock sticker off the bed and put a camo 4x4 offroad sticker where it was from Camoclad Camouflage System - America's premiere camouflage graphics system for trucks, cars, and gear my only question now is how do you put it back in the same spot??? and you can use a plastic razor blade. lol
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use Label and Sticker removing spray (A)... u can get it from any motor shop!!!
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Hairdryer/heatgun, wd-40 and your finger.
Be careful when using a heat gun, I used one to get my emblems off and surprisingly it is VERY easy to scratch the paint down to the primer when your heating it up with a heat gun. This happened to me but luckily it was covered up by the 06+ emblem. Also I personally would use something like brake cleaner since it doesn't leave any residue.
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yes, DO NOT use a razor blade on paint
I second this. I used a razor blade on my truck, and did quite a number on the tail gate. It's ok, though. It's just the tail gate, lol.
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I had a big sticker on my rear window. I have the sticky stuff still on my window. What can i use besudes elbow grease to get it off.
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I think 3m makes something for taking stickers off that wont hurt the paint.


Found it.
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...glVHR61F2NMGbl

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^^^ mine is on the rear window not paint.
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I had a big sticker on my rear window. I have the sticky stuff still on my window. What can i use besudes elbow grease to get it off.
Almost any petroleum product, i.e. WD-40, PB Blaster, etc.
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I had a big sticker on my rear window. I have the sticky stuff still on my window. What can i use besudes elbow grease to get it off.
Remove it with a razor blade and then use nail polish remover. It will leave the glass smooth with no residue.
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how do i get the 4x4 stickers the dumbass before me put on it(its only 2wd)
Hair dryer or heat gun (be careful not to get it too hot) and carefully peel it up using your fingernail or rubber scraper. Use a petroleum product like WD-40 to get the sticky residue off.
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I had a big sticker on my rear window. I have the sticky stuff still on my window. What can i use besudes elbow grease to get it off.
spray it with window cleaner and scrape it with a razor blade
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if stickers are on the window then use a razor blade to get them off then windex the residue away
that worked best for me
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simple green!
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I took the FX4 stickers and painted pinstriping off my truck today. Hairdryer to peel the stickers off the Lacquer thinner to get the goo off. Then buff.
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guys guys guys how the hell did u scratch paint with a heat gun..... no good when using a heat gun if u cant touch the surface because its too hot thats too DAMN hot! jus warm the sticker if its above 80 degrees outside if u park it in direct sunlight the sticker gets hot enough to peel right off no RAZOR blades!!!! to reomve residue as long as u have a factory finish lacquer thinner works amazing trust me i do it everyday!
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oh and to put on stickers soapy water and some type of flat plastic with absolutely no sharp edges (ie plastic bondo applicator or flat 3M squeege for wet sanding can get them from autozone or one of those) .... spray the area or wet it it down with the soapy water remove the paper backing and apply the sticker directy over the wet area postioning it into place and begin removing the water out to the edges removing all air bubbles and taaddaa like a factory finsh everytime! im 19 and can do this so its pretty easy jus take your time to work the bubbles out to the edges
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guys guys guys how the hell did u scratch paint with a heat gun..... no good when using a heat gun if u cant touch the surface because its too hot thats too DAMN hot! jus warm the sticker if its above 80 degrees outside if u park it in direct sunlight the sticker gets hot enough to peel right off no RAZOR blades!!!! to reomve residue as long as u have a factory finish lacquer thinner works amazing trust me i do it everyday!
I have done that a few times. leave the vehicle out in the sun (works GREAT on black paint) and then simply peel.
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o if anyone knows what an eraser wheel is i strongly recommend not using on white paint it will burn a yellowish look in the white and nothing will remove it not even wet sanding it will need to be repainted. if u care an eraser wheel is basically a giant eraser shaped like a wheel attached to a rotating air tool commonly used in body shops to remove pinstripes and small stickers or adhesive tape.
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I always found that my wife's hair dryer for about 3-5 minutes worked just great to loosen up the stickers. Then you GENTLY scrape off with a plastic knife (like a plastic spoon, or fork...or spork) until it is gone.

Better yet...don't deface your truck with stickers, except on the windows....and except for Cubs stickers. Cubs '10.
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