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Old 02-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Help! Removed sticker and glue won't come off

I removed stickers the dealers put on the car and there's some glue residue from the sticker. What can I use to safely remove what's left w/out damaging the paint/clear coat?
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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Goo Gone. Just wash it up afterwards and you will be fine. That is what I used when I had sticky residue left from when I debadged my trunk.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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1st try some car polish....most likely that wont work, but try it.

Get some bug and tar remover from the auto parts store. Spray it on and let it sit 10 minutes or so. If the adhesive is not easily removed or remains quite tacky reapply and try again. If your out side and its cold out the adhesive will be hard, get a hair dryer to heat up the area B4 and during removal.

After its off be sure to clean the area and re-wax it

.....what ever you use to remove the gunk will be forever covered in it, use something that is not your wife's favorite dish towel......
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:35 PM   #5
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clay bar
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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dont forget to wax after.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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I already tried to get it out with car polish had no luck. It made the left over glue shiny LOL
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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I have used clay bar with excellent results. If you are a little reserved about using that type of product (which you shouldn't be) then I have used this over the counter product with good results:

Surf City Garage Road Trip Grime Destroyer
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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If worst comes to worst, take a razor and lay the blade flat on your paint, be sure to make smooth and consistent passes. Keep it wet with soap and water and be very careful. After that polish and wax.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:40 PM   #10
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Try, in this order.

Goo Gone
WD40
Bug & Tar Remover
Scratch X
Clay Bar

As stated, rewax the area when you're done.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:41 PM   #11
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If worst comes to worst, take a razor and lay the blade flat on your paint, be sure to make smooth and consistent passes. Keep it wet with soap and water and be very careful. After that polish and wax.
If possible, find a plastic razor blade (I've seen them at some auto parts stores) and use that instead of a real razor blade.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #12
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I'm going to try Bug & Tar remover next.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:09 PM   #13
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Goo Gone

3M Adhesive Remover
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #14
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I used Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover for debadge... heated the gunk up with a hair dryer and sprayed the remover on. The Bug & Tar remover isn't runny, and I let it sit for at least 10 minutes. It definitely required less elbow grease than the letters that I used Goo Gone on =)
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #15
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goo gone ftw, weird but clr worked on gunky stuff too
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #16
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i just used ice... if it is on your window.. it should come off like nothing... with no type off chemical being used and it is very economical... hahaha
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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I am with Big-E

3M adhesive remover works great for this kind of thing....no paint damage, no razors. Spray it on, wait 30 seconds and wipe it off with a rag.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
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I recommend a product called "Sticker Shock" at Autozone. It comes in a small spray can and it works wonders! De-badging my car was easy with this and it did'nt harm my paint!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #19
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go back to dealer and they will fix it for you
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #20
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ive used alot of products for this, the best product ive used thus far is definately meguiars body solvent. works great plus the smell is real nice too....lol
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:01 PM   #21
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when i debadged mine, i used a good ol eraser, yeah of the pencil persuasion. it took the glue right off. works for stickers too. dont over complicate things!
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:43 PM   #22
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when i debadged mine, i used a good ol eraser, yeah of the pencil persuasion. it took the glue right off. works for stickers too. dont over complicate things!
no overcomplicating things, eraser is more damaging.....

ive said it before an will say it always, use the products that are made for automotive applications.

i mean you could probably use vegatable oil instead of synthetic in your engine.......but we know how that would work out.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:52 PM   #23
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rubbing compound will take care of it no prob
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:00 PM   #24
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Try, in this order.

Goo Gone
WD40
Bug & Tar Remover
Scratch X
Clay Bar

As stated, rewax the area when you're done.
thats what i was thinking.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:52 AM   #25
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use 3m adhesive removal. That works the best out of all the other methods and is safe on paint. Just be sure to soak the area for a minute or so. You can pick it up at any auto parts store
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