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Old 06-23-2011, 06:07 AM
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Default How to remove factory stickers???

Hey, i want to de-badge my truck as they like to call it.

here is a pic of what i want to remove...



I was told i can remove them using a razorblade, im just afraid of cutting into my paint. is that my only option?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:37 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

i have the same truck, or at least used to have the same stickers. They are nothing more then vinyl. DO NO USE A RAZOR BLADE. Just get them a little hot with a heat gun or peel them off in the sun with just your finger nail and they come right off. After, give the tailgate a good cleaning and wax to break down the dirt and wax edges that form around the sticker. And done. I work for a sign company so I wouldn't steer you wrong.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:08 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

Thanks! i forgot about heating it to get it off. that should deffinetly do the trick...thanks again
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

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Hey, i want to de-badge my truck as they like to call it.

here is a pic of what i want to remove...



I was told i can remove them using a razorblade, im just afraid of cutting into my paint. is that my only option?

Thanks in advance!
Body shops have a rotary tool for these and removing pinstripes, works like a giant pencil eraser.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:32 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

they are called eraser wheels, but it isnt worht the money for this job. just heat and take off.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

I was thinking of removing the big MAZDA lettering on my tailgate (it's so 1980's looking) - does anyone know where I can get a chrome 'M' badge (like on the front) that will mount properly on the flat tailgate?
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

if you are using a heat source to remove them, I suggest a hair dryer. If you or a friend has one. (heat guns are good to) ... do not put it to close to your truck, or for any long length of time. heat up the decal a little, and start pealing from the edges. If there is left over residue take your fingure and a little bit of heat to it. rubbing it away.
I don't personally care to use heat at all. but its a cheap way to
I prefer a 3M erase wheel over heat any day but they can be quite expensive. at least once you have one they are the darnest thing to have around =D

oh and if there is any left over lines from the decals, I suggest polishing it out. but yeah good luck, and like others have said do not use a razor blade unless you plan on repainting your tail gate.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:57 PM
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

Thanks everyone..yeah my friend actually has a heat gun that we are gonna use to remove the decal. that 3m rotary remover tool looks like a nice thing to have, how much they running?
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

Dunno, But i love my mazda sticker on the tailgate, its funny when people look at me and go, "Thats a mazda?"
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:40 PM
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Yeah i know what you mean..people have no idea Mazda has trucks...lol

im like yeah my truck is beast!
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:47 PM
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that 3m rotary remover tool looks like a nice thing to have, how much they running?
Amazon.com $8ish, I think, or check out your local Home Depot
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

I used a razor blade on a hot day when my truck was parked in the sun to get the pinstripe off of it. Everyone says a razor blade will completely screw up your paint and stuff but i just went slow and was real careful and there are almost no nicks in it. Only a few which just scratched the clear coat. I wouldnt say the paint is the best on my truck anyway which is prolly why i didnt care much.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

lol, if you really wanted to use a razor blade you should have bought the plastic blades.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: How to remove factory stickers???

I wrap cars at my job and use razor blades, and exacto knives all the time. It is all in how much pressure you apply. I have custom cut graphics onto cars and have left no lines, nicks or scratches. And yes, if using a heat gun DO NOT stay in one small area with the heat. Heat over the graphic for maybe 5 secs with a back and forth motion and then just pull off. Goo gone is good to use if you have any left over glue residue form the stickers.
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