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Old 04-29-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Tried to remove decals... can't get the glue off

So... I peeled all the stickers off with a hairdryer. I cannot get the glue off. I've used the turtle wax bug and tar remover, I also tried Goo-Gone. Nothing is working. I've accidentally scratched the plasic in one spot, but I think I may be able to buff that out. Does anyone have any suggestions to get this off? Can I just buff it off you think? It's a 96, so the glue has had ages to harden. I'm able to scratch at it, and it will barely come off, but I'm afraid I'll make the scratches worse. And it looks absolutly horendous right now. Thanks in advace
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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Bruh, I pain with you. You and I have the exact same year and color; I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago. Tried all the chemicals you list including rubbing compound. The last attempt will be a heavy cut polish! I was going to post a warning for all Pre's about removing decals, but was waiting until I came up with a viable solution to remove the residue. I met a guy who does custom painting and he feel confident he has a chemical that will remove the residue. But until then, I roll fast enough that onlookers can't see the gook! I will hate to have to have her repainted since the paint job was excellent prior! BP said he used a fine sand paper, but I'm not sure if he repainted after???
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I used a product called "oops". Worked great.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #4
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Try goof off? Gasoline as a last resort....

Some of the residue on mine seemed to have "bled" through the clear coat.
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It's not so much the chemical you use , but it seems you NEED some elbow grease behind it . I just left mine sit . It'll attract ALOT of dirt , but the dirt DOES come off fairly easy .
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I went to a local parts store, they only had the backing not the actual rubber. The kit runs $28; honestly didn't want to blow another dime to not get the desired results. If anyone else with a "PRE" uses this devise and is satisfied then I will drop the doe.
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I went to a local parts store, they only had the backing not the actual rubber. The kit runs $28; honestly didn't want to blow another dime to not get the desired results. If anyone else with a "PRE" uses this devise and is satisfied then I will drop the doe.
Those sure look like pre-98 fairings to me. Yep...his profile says it's a 93. Guess that qualifies as someone who is satisfied...
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I just ordered one. I'll let you guys know in a few days how it turns out. Thanks everyone. Someone suggested by IM to use 3M adhesive remover. I'll try that if this doesn't work.
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