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iggy Sep 29, 4:57am - #287150 
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arrh Dealer Sticker > I want it gone. HELP :-(

Help, I want to remove the dealer sticker on my car, they don't pay me to advertise, nor do I want to if they did. How can I safely remove this, heat gun?

I don't want to destroy my paint, so I thought I would ask first.

Thanks all for the help. thumbsup
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EuRoBoYGT Sep 29, 4:59am - #287151 

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tell them to remove it

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iggy Sep 29, 5:00am - #287152 
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
tell them to remove it


Umm they are 400 miles away cry

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EuRoBoYGT Sep 29, 5:08am - #287153 

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oh well then i don't know sorry i couldn't help

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2003cbgts Sep 29, 5:16am - #287154 

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im pretty sure people use a blow dryer or heat gun, just enough to heat the glue material and get it loose, then you just pull it on off., but just wait till other members tell ya for sure.
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cja252 Sep 29, 5:20am - #287155 
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just heat it up and use a credit card covered in a papertowel to pry it off works like a charm
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Zero Sep 29, 5:28am - #287156 

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use a blow dryer, its more safer IMO. then peel and rub it off.

if you do use a credit card to pry it off be sure to have it wrapped in a paper towel, you might scratch your car

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EuRoBoYGT Sep 29, 5:28am - #287157 

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is it painted on cus thats what i thought if not then yeah you a heat gun or blow dyer thumbsup

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shoulin Sep 29, 5:33am - #287158 

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looks like a decal to me... this is quoted from signnetwork.com...

" Vinyl graphics and decals are easy to remove. Simply heat the decal with a heat gun or a hairdryer slightly. Then using an exacto knife, lift the edge of the decal and pull the decal. Try to pull the vinyl that is closest to the surface. Once the vinyl is removed, use varsol or thinners to remove any glue residue. "
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BigTony Sep 29, 5:36am - #287159 

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iggy Sep 29, 5:38am - #287160 
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Maybe this pic I just took will help thumbsup
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iggy Sep 29, 5:45am - #287161 
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Originally Posted by shoulin
looks like a decal to me... this is quoted from signnetwork.com...

" Vinyl graphics and decals are easy to remove. Simply heat the decal with a heat gun or a hairdryer slightly. Then using an exacto knife, lift the edge of the decal and pull the decal. Try to pull the vinyl that is closest to the surface. Once the vinyl is removed, use varsol or thinners to remove any glue residue. "


exacto knife eek shocked wow guess I would have to be ultra careful if I use a knife. eek

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2003cbgts Sep 29, 5:47am - #287162 

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just be careful. celicas are skiddish around knives. rofl
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Sarge03 Sep 29, 5:54am - #287163 

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Just peel it off man... I did mine on a hot day and the decals came off smooth as butter!
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RookieGTS Sep 29, 5:58am - #287164 

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just get a blow dryer and some goof off or something like to rub off the sticker stuff residue. I just debadged my car and it came out great. You won't hurt the paint bro, while your at you might as well take off the toyota tag. It will look better with just the GTS logo! Again use a blow dryer, heat it up and just rub it off with your fingers. If you want to remove he toyota logo same thing but use dental floss to remove the emblem. After you remove either/or decal/emblem wax that same spot and your done thumbsup
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RookieGTS Sep 29, 5:59am - #287165 

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took me about 45 mins to remove my toyota emblem and the GTS emblem grin
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Zero Sep 29, 6:05am - #287166 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
took me about 45 mins to remove my toyota emblem and the GTS emblem grin


that's a lot of time. i took mine off in 10. though i only had to take of the toyota one since someone stole my gt badge.

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RookieGTS Sep 29, 6:05am - #287167 

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see heres my emblems grin
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RookieGTS Sep 29, 6:06am - #287168 

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it took me 45 mins because i wanted to do it right it looks hella clean. Waxed it and buffed it out
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iggy Sep 29, 6:18am - #287169 
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
it took me 45 mins because i wanted to do it right it looks hella clean. Waxed it and buffed it out


props for 45 min, I would take just as long if needed, do it right or not at all, is what I say. That is why I love this forum. Nothing better out here period. thumbsup


Also the Toy logo looks like it's down from where it should be, so maybe I will take it off, damn dealer. Why the hell can't they just leave the cars alone. It's bad enough they had to touch it. angry

Thanks guys for all the help, not sure I'm going to use goof-off, that stuff is wicked on paint. Any other ideas to remove the residue of the adhesive. eek

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RookieGTS Sep 29, 6:25am - #287170 

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here bro i actually went to my garage got this out for ya i suggest this stuff! It works great bro! and it smells like oranges rofl Does the job though! You can pick it up @ AutoZone think its like 3 or 4 bucks! cheap but it works! thumbsup
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RookieGTS Sep 29, 6:26am - #287171 

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heres one more thumbsup
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oOoLINoOo Sep 29, 6:32am - #287172 
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Use goo gone, spray on the sticker, wait couple minutes, and use nail to tear it carefully. It should've work!
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defyenz Sep 29, 6:33am - #287173 

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the "davis" part doesn't look like it can be peeled off at a single time =\ it looks like its a bunch of small stickers.

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iggy Sep 29, 6:34am - #287174 
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Originally Posted by defyenz
the "davis" part doesn't look like it can be peeled off at a single time =\ it looks like its a bunch of small stickers.


Yep your right cry I will be here all night to do it right. damn A$$ hole dealer thumbsdown

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Clos Sep 29, 10:23am - #287175 
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or you can use gugone, get it from micheal for 4 dollars or simply jack it, they dont have cameras (my micheals done)good luck thumbsup
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booyaolian Sep 29, 12:05pm - #287176 
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Originally Posted by Clos
or you can use gugone, get it from micheal for 4 dollars or simply jack it, they dont have cameras (my micheals done)good luck thumbsup


oh no... rolleyes
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Happy Birthday ghostingcelica Sep 29, 6:03pm - #287177 
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i would never pull a knife on my car!! eek eek
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iggy Sep 29, 6:04pm - #287178 
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Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
i would never pull a knife on my car!! eek eek


That is not going to happen thumbsup

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sho Sep 29, 7:19pm - #287180 

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wow...thats pretty messed up how they would put a sticker on ur car to advertise their dealership. rofl spineyes thumbsdown

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SmutasticGT Sep 29, 7:38pm - #287181 

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blowdry and use ur finger nails to peel off
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Celicacutie Sep 29, 8:08pm - #287182 

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I don't understand why dealers put that Sh*t on there...the liscense plate holder is enough.


I would be careful with papertowel...papertowels scratch paint, I know.
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iggy Sep 29, 8:13pm - #287183 
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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
I don't understand why dealers put that Sh*t on there...the liscense plate holder is enough.


I would be careful with papertowel...papertowels scratch paint, I know.


How about a 100% cotton tee shirt? I use that on my Guitars, it seems to have the same paint as a car. thumbsup

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I would rather use a cotton tee shirt than scrappy-scratchy papertowel.
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ragingpaseo Sep 29, 8:27pm - #287185 
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like everybody else said, use a hair dryer, then slowly peel it off. and use "goo gone" to clean up the sticky glue, then wash your car. it's all done... thumbsup
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specsgt Sep 29, 9:15pm - #287186 
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just heat it up and peel it off.
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spaztikid Sep 30, 1:16am - #287187 
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dont use a heat gun... it'll fuck up ur paint


use a blow dryer
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CelicaRacer05 Sep 30, 2:42am - #287188 

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go to your local dealer and ask them to remove it, tell them your orginal dealer is 400 miles away, they might understand... just dont pay for it
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iggy Sep 30, 3:00am - #287189 
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
go to your local dealer and ask them to remove it, tell them your orginal dealer is 400 miles away, they might understand... just dont pay for it


The local dealer I choose id Bobby Rahal and they are already taken care of the "we owe you" I got when I paid the car from the other dealer. The damn sales guy didn't no anything about this car, hell he couldn't even drive it, and almost didn't fit in it. When I hit 110, he about lost it. I go in for a free deluxe detailing in Nov, had to wait for the paint to dry. They say they will be able to get every scratch and mark out on her. I wonder if that is true.

They already painted the font bumper as I found to large marks, seem someone ran it up on a curb. Dumb ass, test drivers, I always park a least a foot away from a curb.

So lets see it's brand new and it got painted already lmao. Cost the dealer big bucks not me. cool

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renfield90 Sep 30, 8:01pm - #287190 

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I left mine in the Arizona sun for 15 minutes.

Came back and scratched it off with my fingernail. It came off like cheap electrical tape...had the same consistency too. Cheap dealers grin

Just put a hair dryer to it and then scratch it off with something that will not scratch your paint...if you haven't cut your fingernails lately then use them if you like they work great.
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Miicha Sep 30, 8:23pm - #287191 

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I took a blow dryer and heated the stivker up for about 10 min and used dental floss to get it off. The sticky stuff left over i used goo gone. Please do not use an exacto!!!!
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iggy Sep 30, 8:38pm - #287192 
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Done deal thanks all for the help, did it in 10 min. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Heated with a blow dryer, Removed with my fingernail, poor Davis didn't make it rofl

Cleaned with 100% cotton tee and s&w.

Even saved a few spineyes why, not sure yet spineyes

oh and this is my first MOD rofl rofl
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CaLiGTS Sep 30, 8:42pm - #287193 

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i shaved my dads camry emplems completely off in like 3 mins.. no more than that... clean no fuss no muss thumbsup

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renfield90 Sep 30, 9:43pm - #287194 

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lol when I did this it ended up in about 30 pieces on the ground...
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iggy Sep 30, 10:15pm - #287195 
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Originally Posted by renfield90
lol when I did this it ended up in about 30 pieces on the ground...


The Word Davis was 31 letters alone, then add the 27 thats I saved to plastic thats a total of 58 letters. eek tongue thumbsup

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