Removed scoops, can't remove 3M tape [pics] - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-05-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
Removed scoops, can't remove 3M tape [pics]

After watching my hood scoops deteriorate after 4 years I finally decided to take them off. And I have a new found respect for that double sided 3M tape as it lasted 4 years and was still a b!tch to get the scoops off. But now my hood looks like this. I tried goo gone on some of the smaller and thinner areas but how should I remove the bigger portions without damaging the paint?

-Clear coat damage:



-My Situation:








Thought I'd pimp my sisters ride!

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2008
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
get it down to as little as you can with a razor blade but dont cut the paint then wet sanding it might help or get some good adhesive remover and put it on and let it sit on for a while then try and take them off.


you didnt like my make them functional idea with cutting the hood out and making them work?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Have you tried adhesive remover....like Goo Gone or Goof Off......I use goo gone to lubricate while i go at it with a razer blade...carefully. Let the goo gone soak in, and you might be able to get away with not using a razer blade.

(look back and i do see you did use goo gone.)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2008
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
They make an eraser type thing that goes in a drill. It will take that stuff right off. They use them in the majority of body shops.

I don't know the exact name for them. Let me do some googling and if I find something I'll post it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-05-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Try some Goo Gone, that normally removes adhesive for me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-05-2008
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
http://store.autotoolexpress.com/sgt17900.html

Here its called an eraser wheel. A local body shop should be able to sell you one. My roommate works in a collision center and they sell 'em.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-05-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: PUEBLO, CO
Posts: 3,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
http://store.autotoolexpress.com/sgt17900.html

Here its called an eraser wheel. A local body shop should be able to sell you one. My roommate works in a collision center and they sell 'em.
X2. Ive heard they work well.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-05-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
wow thanks for all the quick responses

ya I have been using goo gone, it's working 'alright' just takin awhile cuz its a larger area

Quote:
Originally Posted by Downey View Post
get it down to as little as you can with a razor blade but dont cut the paint then wet sanding it might help or get some good adhesive remover and put it on and let it sit on for a while then try and take them off.

you didnt like my make them functional idea with cutting the hood out and making them work?
I do like that idea but I figured they'd have to come off to get repainted anyway, but for the amount of money I'd spend on blending them into the hood and gettin it repainted I'd probably be better off buyin a new hood...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
http://store.autotoolexpress.com/sgt17900.html

Here its called an eraser wheel. A local body shop should be able to sell you one. My roommate works in a collision center and they sell 'em.
I have heard of those, if I can't get the rest off I'll go out and snag one!

So I assume they won't tear up your clear coat?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-05-2008
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
Nope. I used one when i put my '06 emblems on. i couldn't get the old emblem tape off and my roommate brought me one of these. It didn't hurt the paint at all and it took the tape off in less than 5 minutes. They work great.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-05-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
Nope. I used one when i put my '06 emblems on. i couldn't get the old emblem tape off and my roommate brought me one of these. It didn't hurt the paint at all and it took the tape off in less than 5 minutes. They work great.
I just got all the tape off I could and stuck the new ones on lol
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-05-2008
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone Ranger 93 View Post
wow thanks for all the quick responses

ya I have been using goo gone, it's working 'alright' just takin awhile cuz its a larger area



I do like that idea but I figured they'd have to come off to get repainted anyway, but for the amount of money I'd spend on blending them into the hood and gettin it repainted I'd probably be better off buyin a new hood...



I have heard of those, if I can't get the rest off I'll go out and snag one!

So I assume they won't tear up your clear coat?


if you wet sand it you wont have to repaint the hood you will just need to get it clear coated that shouldnt cost your much.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-05-2008
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
wd40 works at getting it off too it like brakes down the tape..

then bust out the polishing wheel and some compound and go to town
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-05-2008
RangerExtreme's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Robinson, Pa
Posts: 2,047
Did yeah gte that crap off yet eric!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-05-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
No I got a good bit off, I missed the hours for the parts store to get an eraser wheel, if napa doesn't have one, my neighbor can grab me one at the body shop he works at, so either way it'll be done sometime tomorrow!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-05-2008
htjunkie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 1,286
Why did you take them off?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-05-2008
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by htjunkie View Post
Why did you take them off?
look at the first picture.


try some wd40, it works to remove sticker goo.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-05-2008
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
That eraser wheel will burn your paint if you keep it in one spot to long so just don't work one spot to long. Other wise they are amazing. So easy to use. I'm going to get one for myself (used a friends) and take off the pin strip on my truck.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-05-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by htjunkie View Post
Why did you take them off?
Ya I took em off cuz they were gonna need re-clear coated at least anyway, now I think I'm just gonna sell em, I thought it looked cool while I had em but everyone else hated those things!

I'd rather have a cowl hood or somethin anyway
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-06-2008
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
yeah, eraser wheels can be your friend

I still have my 2 pack from 3 years ago. They last a good while
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-06-2008
RockysFord's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 2,782
I bought my eraser wheel off the matco tool guy a couple weeks ago, put it on my air drill, and debadged my whole truck in 30 min, took longer taking the emblems off than getting the 3m off...

Well worth the 15$ i paid for it.. luckly i have a silver truck, so i dont have to worry about scratches from the pad...

It takes anything off that you can rub off with your finger...

Rocky
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-06-2008
htjunkie's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Lone Star State
Posts: 1,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lone Ranger 93 View Post
Ya I took em off cuz they were gonna need re-clear coated at least anyway, now I think I'm just gonna sell em, I thought it looked cool while I had em but everyone else hated those things!

I'd rather have a cowl hood or somethin anyway
Cool...let me know if you decide to sell them.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-07-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by htjunkie View Post
Cool...let me know if you decide to sell them.
sent ya a PM johnny

and ya guys I snagged an eraser wheel off my buddy who works at a body shop, and I'll say about 20 minutes of sweat is equal to 30 seconds with an eraser wheel! Got all the sticky stuff off but I think the hood is due for a good buff job, as the paint looks very slightly discolored from where the scoops were
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-09-2008
badboyzkustumz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sacramento CA
Posts: 64
go get yourself a good meguires claybar. spend a little bit of time with that on the truck and you will be amazed at how good the paint will end up.

how much you selling the scoops for?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-09-2008
99MazdaB4000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 1,980
the eraser wheels work great, i took off the "4x4" decals on the bed, and the "SE" and "MAZDA" decals off the tailgate with my buddys eraser wheel. well worth it to buy it.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-09-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by badboyzkustumz View Post
go get yourself a good meguires claybar. spend a little bit of time with that on the truck and you will be amazed at how good the paint will end up.

how much you selling the scoops for?
Sorry I already sold the scoops to Johnny who inquired about them earlier in the thread

I'll def look into the claybar, I always see threads of people's positive response from using those, But I never got around to it yet. Is there a specific routine to follow when using those?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need opion on hood scoops bmfmancini General Ford Ranger Discussion 45 04-06-2009 06:25 PM
Buggy's broken tie rod.....full roll of electrical tape, wrench, pliers....w/pics Alon Snapshots 26 04-29-2008 05:14 AM
No more hood scoops. anthony84_2004 Exterior Semi-Tech 26 02-11-2007 03:11 PM
Get rid of the hood scoops???? anthony84_2004 General Ford Ranger Discussion 30 06-04-2006 02:25 PM
Hood scoops meatloaf Forced Induction & N20 Tech 22 06-07-2005 04:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:23 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.