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Old 05-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Fuuuuuuuuuu plz help!!!

I decided to peel off my stripes today and all the glue stayed behind I've gone through 6 cans of 3M adhesive remover and i have been working for 5 hours removing the glue! Anyone have an answer?? Any help would be much loved! :(
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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go buy a heat gun and heat it up then use the adheisive remover
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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I tried heat and the glue is still stuck on. I can't afford to go through 6 more cans of adhesive remover. Anyone?
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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Try using goo gone and a heat gun
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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O crap. That sux. My buddy was over here today trying to talk me into removing mine. Glad I didnt now. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:53 PM   #7
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A wax and grease remover might break it down. I have used it with sign vinyl adhesive...
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:43 PM   #8
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try a clay bar yet?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #9
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:25 AM   #10
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I've had good luck with this....
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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bug & tar remover, and alot of patience & elbow grease...
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #12
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Try a citrus based degreaser. I have used that on some of our trucks and it works well.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #13
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You really should have heated the stripes as you took them off. The adhesive would have stayed more on the vinyl and less on the car. You would have had some clean up, but not as bad.

An orbital buffer with the right pad and good auto adhesive remover should do the trick.


If you plan on having a body shop do any work to paint stripes, just leave it, they need to remove the clear anyway, and it will come right off. Or take it to a local detailer and have them do it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #14
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Ok this one is and old trick to remove glue. And believe it or not it works this is not a joke and I was not going to tell you this.

I used this to removed the glue off my 2001 Chevy Impala.

Lighter fluid

Just be very careful and make sure you wash and wax after.

and please do not set this on fire it will burn the paint.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:50 AM   #15
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100 grit sandpaper
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:00 PM   #16
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Well after 2 more hours of running the glue is finally off. Now to see if I can get all these swirls off =\
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #17
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Why on earth did you remove the stripes?
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #18
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Well after 2 more hours of running the glue is finally off. Now to see if I can get all these swirls off =\
So, did you use something else??
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #20
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before you go using all these chemicals on your car, use the 3m eraser in a hand drill and you will be done, its very easy and very safe for your paint, pick up 2 and you should be good for the whole car
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:26 AM   #21
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whatever you do, once your done, get some machine polish and polish it smooth, then get some wax on that unprotected paint!
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I almost passed out on some of these suggestions!
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We plan to remove the rally stripes on Pumpkin this winter and paint them on. Be interested in the best removal method.

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