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Old 03-17-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Question When you take the dealer sticker off of your car how do you get the sticky residue..?

off of the paint? Nothing that will eat the paint as well!
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hair dryer. Warm up the sticker and it will come off easily. If sticky residue is left (giggety) use WD-40 and a microfiber cloth.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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WD-40 won't eat/scratch the paint will it?
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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the microfiber cloth will scratch and eat your paint. watch out for that wd40 its acid u didnt know?
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Yep. Your paint will come off in big globs and whatnot.

It's fine. Your sarcasm radar needs tuning. Try a Cobb AccessPort.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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I used some lighter gas (think its the name, not sure i speak french )
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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I see your WD-40 and raise you some Giggety-Goo-Gone.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #8
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3M adhesive remover works wonders
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:01 PM   #9
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^ I used adhesive remover, a blow dryer and my finger nail. Once you get a little of the sticky stuff off you can use the glob you have to coax the rest of it off. Kind of like building a snowman I guess.

PS: I hate those friggen stickers and all the badges on the back of the car. I took off 5 of them inc. the sticker.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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Ha, I just got my '07 STi at an Acura dealer that was traded in and when I went to pic it up I saw they put a dealer sticker on it - I peeled it off in the lot while waiting to finalize payment. I got the tiny bit of glue residue off with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:34 AM   #11
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I removed mine using a dental floss and
http://www.goofoffstainremover.com/

grab it at home depot. it's like it was never there and doesn't hurt the paint
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #12
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WD40 will not harm your paint in any way. It is not an acid. Goo gone is good stuff though. I've used WD40 for like 20 years to get tar, sticker residue, gum, grease, etc off of paint. Even the $10k paint from my old pony (66 mustang fastback)
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #13
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goo-gone works the best, used it when i debadged my WRX
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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I see your WD-40 and raise you some Giggety-Goo-Gone.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
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agree with the goo-gone
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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WD40 will not harm your paint in any way. It is not an acid. Goo gone is good stuff though. I've used WD40 for like 20 years to get tar, sticker residue, gum, grease, etc off of paint. Even the $10k paint from my old pony (66 mustang fastback)
THIS....I have used WD-40 for all things on car paint for many years with great success and no issues

it even took fresh spray paint off a friends car that got vandalized
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #17
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I always use a heat gun and goo gone, works fine, and doesn't damage the paint.
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