UTA_flyinghigh
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Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:22 pm

Hey all,

It appears I have a new car (yayers !) however it came with a nasty NRA sticker on the trunklid.

Any tips on how I can remove the pesky thingy without ruining the paintwork ?

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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:25 pm

put another sticker over the top of it?
 
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:27 pm

Warm soapy water and a cloth should do the trick, or try vinegar, but I don't know if it will do anything to the paintwork though.
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:29 pm

Goo-gone, orange peel oil, I don't know. Those worked for me in the past, but I never tried it on a bumper sticker...
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:29 pm

There are special solvents for sticker glue.

Is it a plastic or paper one?
 
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:31 pm

It's a plastic sticker and I am unfortunately not to the point where I see the glue ! The sticker is so old it rips off in tiny pieces and it doesn't come in one go rhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:33 pm

WD-40 will get it off. Wash area with soap water after to remove the residue. No paint damage either....
 
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:34 am

Petrol will also do the trick.

Edit: and won't harm the paintwork.

[Edited 2006-02-16 20:35:55]
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 7):
Petrol will also do the trick.

Especially if you ignite it
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:41 am

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 8):
Quoting Sean377 (Reply 7):
Petrol will also do the trick.

Especially if you ignite it

Seriously, petrol is one of the best cleaners there is. Obviously, don't smoke whilst cleaning off the sticker!

It's also the best (and cheapest) cleaner for things like tar spots, etc.

Just give the car a good wash and wax afterwards. The petrol has no ill-effects on the paintwork.
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:55 am

Just leave it on, and tell people you donated to the National Rifle Association. For best results, add a picture of Chuck Heston beside it.
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:59 am

Try to scratch it from the car with a screwdriver.  Wink

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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:00 am

i have found that lighter fuel works best.
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:04 am

ORFflyer has it right.

WD-40.
 
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:29 am

crash into someone while on reverse, then sue the person because when someone crashes in your behind it´s their fault.
Get the money and buy a new car.
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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:56 am

If it doesn't stick, but it's supposed to, use Duct Tape. If it sticks but it's not supposed to, use WD-40.

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RE: Help - How To Get Rid Of A Pesky Sticker?

Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 5):
The sticker is so old it rips off in tiny pieces and it doesn't come in one go

Take it back and swap it for a sticker-free car.  Yeah sure

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