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Old 01-21-2011, 07:10 AM
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It won't. Ford painted your truck before they applied the decal & there is paint under there. Once you get a corner up you're good to go. Just keep "choking up" on the decal so you're pulling close to where it's still attached. Don't just try to hang onto one end and peel the whole thing off or it'll keep tearing. Apply just enough pressure to keep it coming off w/o tearing.
+1, and add hairdryer heat.

My Sport stickers were on my truck for 4 years before I peeled them off. Easiest thing I have ever done to my truck besides replacing a bulb. Just slowly peel, add heat as you peel. Take your time. I just sprayed with Windex afterward and waxed over the area when finished. Mine didn't even leave a mark or shadow...and no goo gone was necessary, but you might have to use some if you have residue left behind.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:49 AM
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Use goo gone and a hair dryer. Heat up the decal then apply goo gone and the hair dryer agian if it needs it. I had a 95 that i had to do that on to get the pin stripe off and it came right off.
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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anyone should know heat will warp the trucks body
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:15 AM
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We're talking about a hair dryer used w/ common sense. The persons hand will be right in front of the hair dryer outlet while applying pressure to the decal. Their skin won't be able to handle heat in the range that would warp the metal, so it's nearly a fail-safe operation. The bedside won't get anywhere near as hot as it would parked in the sun on an summer day. I would think if someone has the aptitude to pump gas they should be firing on enough neurons to pull off a decal removal w/o damage to themselves or their vehicle.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:51 PM
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This is for anyone wanting to do this in the future , this is what I use does it in seconds http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/mmm7501.html
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:02 PM
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I'd personally be scared of that. For pinstripe I'm sure it's fine, but to remove a larger decal like the "4x4" or "FX4" decal, I can imagine it picking up pieces of the decal and scratching/burning them into the paint spinning @ 4000 rpm.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:42 PM
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I'd personally be scared of that. For pinstripe I'm sure it's fine, but to remove a larger decal like the "4x4" or "FX4" decal, I can imagine it picking up pieces of the decal and scratching/burning them into the paint spinning @ 4000 rpm.
It wont harm the paint , and I would not use anything else for decals or pinstripes , but then again if you haven't been doing body or collision like i do then maybe ya you would burn the paint but not me
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:47 PM
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I cant beleive this thread is still alive lol. Heat from a hairdryer wont hurt the paint, heat guns will so be cautious.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:22 PM
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I cant beleive this thread is still alive lol. Heat from a hairdryer wont hurt the paint, heat guns will so be cautious.
Acually your right I don't think any one here would know how to use it properly . And used properly wont heat up the paint , the one I have is 1 inch thick . Its what most body and collision shops use . Youll see 2 of them it at the top left just under the air hammers . I dont have time to waste dickering around with nonsense . Time is money . But if all else fails ill use the air hammers lol ,IMG_0767.jpg

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:02 PM
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I removed them, but on one side of the truck it has a raise in the paint on the edges where the sticker was. It can easily be seen about 15 feet from the truck. It looks pretty bad.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:07 PM
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I removed them, but on one side of the truck it has a raise in the paint on the edges where the sticker was. It can easily be seen about 15 feet from the truck. It looks pretty bad.
Just a wet sand and buff should take care of it .
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:18 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to try to wax it soon. Would waxing it take care of it?
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:35 PM
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Buff and wax will work.
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