REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Automotive Detailing & Car Care Tech

Automotive Detailing & Car Care Tech THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Discussion on how to keep your car shining bright and make them heads turn..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
 
StylinCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 352
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Removing Vinyl Decals

What is the best way to remove vinyl decals and not damage the paint underneath or is it best to leave it to a shop?
Advertisement
StylinCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
 
StylinCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 352
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow nobody knows. ok do any of the sponsors specialize in vinyl removal?
StylinCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
Ricer Mod
 
Berzerker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Smithers
Posts: 7,000
Thanked 5,232 Times in 1,498 Posts
Heat and your fingernail. Grab a corner and pull slow. Use a blowdryer and don't let it get to hot or the glue will stay behind. I just pick a sunny day and do it then. Its quite easy.

Berz out.
__________________
President of RS Beat Down Crew
Berzerker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
Wunder? Wonder?? Wander???
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: a box
Posts: 245
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
Heat and your fingernail. Grab a corner and pull slow. Use a blowdryer and don't let it get to hot or the glue will stay behind. I just pick a sunny day and do it then. Its quite easy.

Berz out.
+1

All the dealerships do is blowdry or heat gun.
__________________
Project Trix
2009 AZE146L
Toyota Matrix XRS
Sundance Metallic Orange


My buy/sell rating
Navlys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
 
StylinCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 352
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Alright thanks.

Will the paint underneath be damaged?
StylinCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
Need to Seek Professional Help
 
911fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maple Ridge
Posts: 1,042
Thanked 597 Times in 171 Posts
Berz is right. Just enough heat to get the decal to lift and slowly pull back as you continue to heat the decal. Any glue left on the paint can be removed with any adhesive remover. If the heat from the gun is too hot for your hands, its probably to hot for the paint.
911fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
RS Veteran
 
bcrdukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: TOS'd
Posts: 26,170
Thanked 8,006 Times in 3,168 Posts
Might I had, you want to do this in a dry and clean environment. When using your blow dryer or a heat gun, patience is key.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by westopher View Post
If I were rich Id pay 7 figures to never deal with you again too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by trollface View Post
Two things I won't do for money. Back alley HJ's and selling parts on Facebook.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkunkWorks View Post
I believe that's from the penis in your mouth.
bcrdukes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #8
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
TurboRX7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chilliwack
Posts: 107
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I've seen a buddy of mine go to a car wash and used the pressure washer to take a stock sticker off. Doesn't always work though, depends on the nature of how sticky the decal is obviously.
TurboRX7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2009, 04:19 PM   #9
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
 
StylinCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 352
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the advice everyone. I guess it is just a waiting game for a hot, dry day now.

Cheers
StylinCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net