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Old 08-08-2006, 02:30 PM
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How to remove decal adhesive?

I am halfway through a decal/logo update for my 99 MC SportStar. I removed both of the large MasterCraft Decals on the sides this weekend. I am looking for recommendations for an adhesive remover. The vinyl decal came off okay but the adhesive is stubborn. Thanks in advance, Jamie
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:34 PM
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:36 PM
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I am halfway through a decal/logo update for my 99 MC SportStar. I removed both of the large MasterCraft Decals on the sides this weekend. I am looking for recommendations for an adhesive remover. The vinyl decal came off okay but the adhesive is stubborn. Thanks in advance, Jamie

I used this on my SUV when I removed the fender flares this weekend. it was a pain, but worked.

Blaster Decal and Sticker remover

I bought it at Advanced Auto.

Not sure if it is safe for gelcoat or not...

Also, you might want to wear a mask as I doubt the fumes are healthy. I hvae had no ill eeffct tohugh.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:37 PM
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I tried brake cleaner and spray on glass cleaner, neither worked particularly well. I need to buy some true adhesive remover, but thought others might have ideas.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:38 PM
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When I redid the woodgrain decals on my jeep, a heat gun was the ticket. I'd be leary using it on gelcoat without researching it further. Maybe start with a hairdryer. 3M makes a decal remover as well, but I'd get some feedback as to how it affects the surface.
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Another note is that the decal remover or adhesive remover will strip the wax so you will need to wax the area afterwards. Of course if you are putting new decals on, it may be a good thing to strip the wax.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:40 PM
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Thanks I used a heat gun judiciously to get the vinyl portion off.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:41 PM
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the woodgrain decals .
Really nice Clark, really nice.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:42 PM
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GooGone. Works great and available at most any megamart or hardware store. Just wax after.
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:43 PM
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Jamie, I heard about the 3m stuff on the Jeep forum when I was having a hard time with heat and a rubber spatula getting the 18 yr old adhesive off. There was some concern from those guys as to how it would react with the painted finish that had no clear coat.

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