Ive seen alot of cars on here with no dealership stickers on their rear bumper and i'd like to take mine off my car. What's the trick? I heard using a hair dryer to soften the glue then peel it off. Will it hurt the paint? All help will be appreciated.
I wouldn't worry about hurting the car, just use common sense when taking it off, heat it up a little and peel it off, just watch out that you dig into it with your finger nail too much, and of course DONT use a razor blade. If there is any access glue, Goo Gone will take it off.
I made a stipulation when i purchased the car that under NO circumstances were they to place any advertising on my car apart from the license plate (which I changed to a stainless GTO plate soon after).
I also said it to another dealer when we purchased the G35 Coupe but the didn't listen and I made the salesman pick it off at time of pickup.
You could go back to the dealer and ask the guys there to take it off if your that concerned about the paintwork. It depends what they have used to stick it onto your car.
I wouldn't apply too much direct heat as this may dull the paint or even make it bubble.
90% of the stickers are vinal now so you can just pick them off with your finger nail, but you do want to be carefull as soft as the clear coats have gotten it is possible to mar the clearcoat with your finger nail. If it is anything other than vinal use a hair dryer and dental floss
The "dealer sticker" is the most ludicrous tradition ever. Neither of my two new car purchases were worthy of giving the people that just robbed me free advertisement. In fact, if anything the only type of dealer sticker I would condone would be one warning others not to do business with them.
I think my GTO salesperson was insulted when I stressed that I didn't want their sticker.
I get a thrill of picking it off right in front of the salesman as soon as I take delivery. They invariably ask me why I do it and I tell them, "you ain't paying me to advertise. I'll keep it on if you take an additional $2000.00 off the price of the car." I even make them give me a plain Jane license plate bracket. They learn quickly. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Heat with a hair dryer or heat gun on low. Lift with your fingernail or nylon spatula. Goo Gone or P&S Remove All solvent for leftover adhesive. Wash thoroughly. Strip off any dealer applied wax, polish, then apply your own wax.
Anyone remember when dealers used to drill holes and put metal dealer advertisements on cars?
There are a couple of those old style plates that are kind of cool as there were some special cars made like the Baldwin Motion cars and some Dodges(Mr Norm?) as well.
I think Baldwin was out of Chicago.
One of the best things to use to clean all the crap off of your car is 3M's "GPAC" General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner. It will take any adhesive, tar or crap off of your car. You can get that any NAPA or Car Quest
The GPAC is perfictley clear coat save, however you still want to wipe the area off after cleaning.
I had a customer last week that just baught a 350Z and he told the dealer to pull the decal off the car. They send it back to the detail dept. to have it removed, a few minutes later they go back and these meatheads are taking the decal off with a razor blade. needless to say the guy was a little pissed off when he found that situation. Doing what I do I have found that alot of the guy's that work at the dealerships dont give a crap about the car's that they are working on because they dont make the payment on it.
My dealer (Beaman Pontiac in Nashville) had no dealer stickers on any of their GTOs when I bought mine- just a plastic dealer license plate on the rear. Every other dealer that I've seen has stuck on their stickers.
There is an eraser pad that removes vinyl graphics and pinstriping. just chuck it up in a drill or die grinder. If memory serves, it can take up to 4000 rpm. The cost is about $12 - $13 but does a great job of removing dealer stickers and the adhesive residue. Just be sure to put a coat of wax over the place where the sticker was removed. For the average guy like me, I can do my car, my wifes car, all my neighbors, and all my friends with just one wheel. So if everyone just chips in a buck ..................
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