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I bought my car last year and the previous owner put a couple of decals on the doors representing a few parts on the car, and I want to remove them from the doors so I have a clean looking car. What do you guys use to remove the decals? Do I need to have a heat gun? Do you use any liquid detergent or substance? do you use a razor blade or peel with your finger? any help is appreciated guys...



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try a hairdryer first, then move on to solvents

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try a hairdryer first, then move on to solvents
Cool, thanks bro, I just turned the heat on in the garage to help get the surroundings warmer first... It felt like the edges were coming up easy on them already, I am just worried about pulling off paint... ehhhh



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well its not so much the paint comming off, but more the fade difference. im sure that if those decals have been on for a while , that the paint around it will look a little more faded. also dont forget to maybe put some wax down on the spots where you removed

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ye thanks mark, I just got them all off and I had to rub out the faded color.. it was just barely visable, and now that I rubbed one out, then polished it, it doesn't look different at all... thanks for all the help..



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ah, speaking of polishing. It was 71 degrees today. I think i shall take advantage of this weather tomorrow and give it a good clay+polish+wax.

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that's a good idea, what time do you want me to drop by the house so you can wax my car??



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I should be done with mine around 3-4, so any time after that is good.

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fuckers.. its like -20 here. lol

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if it makes you feel any better, we're in for rain firday-sunday, so I'll just have to wash again after my car gets out of the shop monday.

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yup, doin about 5% here right now, with a wind-chill of a -37% F



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