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CelicaPrincess
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Oct 18, 8:50pm - #303467 
removing decals?

I currently have rear celica fill in decals. I no loger like them, and want them removed. Any suggestions on how to do this?

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Oct 18, 8:54pm - #303468 
heat gun will make it softer, and then you can remove it with ur nails probably.

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Oct 18, 8:58pm - #303469 
heat gun might damage the paint..just stick with a hair dryer

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Oct 18, 10:02pm - #303470 
hair dryer and use rubbing alcohol to remove the gooey stuff thumbsup


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Oct 18, 10:05pm - #303471 
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I currently have rear celica fill in decals. I no loger like them, and want them removed. Any suggestions on how to do this?


As everyone listed "blow dryer" peel and use a paint cleaner such as meguirs paint cleaner. Works well with vinyl graphics. Then wax off any residue.


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Oct 19, 11:27am - #303472 
hair dryer and goo gone will do it... thumbsup

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Oct 19, 7:54pm - #303473 
Originally Posted by celiwhite
heat gun might damage the paint..just stick with a hair dryer


noo... just dont keep the heat gun there for a long period of time and you will be ok...

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Oct 19, 8:42pm - #303474 
Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I currently have rear celica fill in decals. I no loger like them, and want them removed. Any suggestions on how to do this?


As everyone listed "blow dryer" peel and use a paint cleaner such as meguirs paint cleaner. Works well with vinyl graphics. Then wax off any residue.


^ Well said.. couldn't say it any better.


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Oct 19, 9:26pm - #303475 
Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I currently have rear celica fill in decals. I no loger like them, and want them removed. Any suggestions on how to do this?


As everyone listed "blow dryer" peel and use a paint cleaner such as meguirs paint cleaner. Works well with vinyl graphics. Then wax off any residue.


Thanks thumbsup I'll give it a try this weekend.

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Oct 19, 9:57pm - #303476 
Also make sure you use a clean rag to clean the residue. You're gonna need to get in those corners really good. Adhesive remover should work, too! thumbsup


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Oct 19, 11:30pm - #303477 
I heard baby oil would do the trick

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Oct 19, 11:39pm - #303478 
Originally Posted by teng4323
I heard baby oil would do the trick


hmm. never heard of baby oil. will it make it smooooth like a babys butt? i'll give it a try it. thumbsup


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Oct 21, 10:59am - #303479 
the body shop removed my vinyls by hand, and they were on for almost 2 years.


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Oct 21, 4:36pm - #303480 
If you don't like them anymore try, this for a mod.

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Oct 21, 4:37pm - #303481 
Sorry, forgot pic.

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Oct 21, 7:28pm - #303482 
Nah, I like the "celica" on the trunk, just not the inserts anymore.

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Oct 21, 8:50pm - #303483 
no he ment move to new york... lol

just use a lighter, like a bic, heat it up, then touch the heated metal to the overlay it will buble and shrink then pull it off

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Oct 22, 12:54pm - #303484 
wtf Sorry, I still don't see how he was saying anything about NY.

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Oct 22, 1:47pm - #303485 
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
wtf Sorry, I still don't see how he was saying anything about NY.


i think he was joking happywink happywink

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