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Old 04-03-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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Sticker removal?

I'm cleaning up our Pop Up for Craigslist. We collected about 15 stickers from all over while traveling. I know the new owners won't want them, but I'm afraid that it's going to be quite an undertaking to remove each.

What should I use to remove them from metal? Goof off?

Or do you suggest that I just leave them alone?

I know it has to be all or nothing. I'm afraid if I get started, I'll make more of a mess than if I just left them on.

Thoughts?
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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I'm cleaning up our Pop Up for Craigslist. We collected about 15 stickers from all over while traveling. I know the new owners won't want them, but I'm afraid that it's going to be quite an undertaking to remove each.

What should I use to remove them from metal? Goof off?

Or do you suggest that I just leave them alone?

I know it has to be all or nothing. I'm afraid if I get started, I'll make more of a mess than if I just left them on.

Thoughts?
I'd try heating them with a hair dryer and see if they will loosen up enough to peel them off. If so, then I'd try using some Goo Gone or Bug & Tar remover to remove any residue. Worked well for us when removing those pesky car dealer ads from the new TV.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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I'd try heating them with a hair dryer and see if they will loosen up enough to peel them off. If so, then I'd try using some Goo Gone or Bug & Tar remover to remove any residue. Worked well for us when removing those pesky car dealer ads from the new TV.
Yep, even if out in the sun use the hair dryer to warm the decals a bit more than the metal, they should peel off reasonably easy. Remove the residue as stated then use a good wax on the area to blend in where the decal sat.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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Believe it or not but I have had good luck in removing sticker residue by using WD-40. Maybe I have been lucky, but it has not harmed any surface I have used it on.
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Believe it or not but I have had good luck in removing sticker residue by using WD-40. Maybe I have been lucky, but it has not harmed any surface I have used it on.

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Old 04-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #6
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I vote for the WD-40 as well.
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I vote WD-40 all the way! I use it to clean sticker residue from everything! 2-stroke gas works as well and the oil in it protects the paint and clear coat from being "eaten" thru
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Perfect! Thanks you guys!!
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The hairdryer easily removed most of it. The WD-40 removed most of the rest. I have 1 sticker that left more residue after the "treatments". I'll try something else tomorrow.
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The hairdryer easily removed most of it. The WD-40 removed most of the rest. I have 1 sticker that left more residue after the "treatments". I'll try something else tomorrow.


Denatured Alcohol or Nail polish remover.
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