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Old 16 Dec 2011, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sticker removal!

Hey all!

So the previous owner of my subie had a roof rack on it (not the one that fits in the gutters.. damn). As you can see in the picture, the owner had put stickers on the roof to protect the paint from the rack, which I thank him for. I have a different rack for the car and want to remove those black things without damaging the paint. I was thinking of heating them up to peel them off... any suggestions??!? Maybe start with a blow dryer? Or should I go straight to a heat gun?

It's a pretty thick piece of plastic and I can lift up the corner of the sticker, but I'd rather not start yanking things off.


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Old 16 Dec 2011, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sticker removal!

hair dryer to warm each sticker up and remove it, then get the nail varnish remover out to remove the glue,
You may have to polish it up after to hide the colour change from the sun.
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Re: Sticker removal!

We use a heat gun on low setting and pass over the sticker for a couple of seconds, just enough to soften the sticker.

We use Halfords | De-Solv-it Sticky Stuff Remover to remove the glue. Then a quick polish.
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