bloody stickers!!!

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  1. chrislawton

    chrislawton New Member

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    Hi everyone. Ive recently posted about this in the new members fourum and had some helpful replys, but thought the bodywork section is the best place to post this. The car was professionally resprayed 8 months ago by its previous owner. He spent so much money on modifications for this car (£3500)!! various engine mods, megasquirt ecu, custom everything....the list goes on and on! Then, for reasons best known to himself, he decided to put a whacking great mercedes sticker down each side! My worries are if i start taking it off and it goes ok, what if i get to the middle and it pulls the paintwork off! Has anyone any tips? It has been suggested to use tfr (traffic film remover) or wd40 and leave to soak for a few hours. Im scared to damage the paint so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully ive figured out how to attatch a photo to this post
     

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    Whatever you do don't leave TFR on 'to soak for a few hours' it'll start stripping your paint off!
     
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    Thats exactly what i thought!!
     
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    Mrhanky Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have a look at a tool called a toffee wheel. I have used them in the past with success. However, the decal is so big you would need a few.

    I would heat it up and remove what you can. Them use a toffee wheel I get off the remaining bits of residue that's not come off with the sticker.
     
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    For me I would have a go at a back door (as its smaller) Hairdryer and peel off heating as you go if you can.
     
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    As above. Hairdryer and go s l o w l y.
     
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    Paint it green and make a feature of it.:devil:
     
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    I was a panal beater for some years and we would heat stickers up and peel them off , we also used the rubber toffee wheel and panal wipe to get the bits left off , I striped a hole BT van side off like that no paint come off , but now pro was the paint job and what paint was used ?
     
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    Are you sure you want to peel the sticker off ?

    It looks so good with it on
     
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    Hi deane. It was a professional job with 2k paint
     
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    Hi howard. Do you not think it looks...well....a bit chavvy??
     
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    It looks bl00dy awful. Good idea to remove it ASAP.
     
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    Add a zero on to that and you'd be pretty close to "...so much money on modifications.." :crazy:

    I need to lie down :D

    On topic........hairdryer and slowly slowly peel it off ;)
     
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    As others have suggested, I would use a hairdryer and gently peel away the sticker ....... and slowly.
    Do the front wing first as it will be the smallest sticker, and see how it goes.

    If it all goes wrong, at least you will be left with MERCEDES-BEN :D
     
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    I will try the hairdryer method starting at the front wing as bandyandy says when i next get a dry day. Weather is rubbish here tomorrow so will give it a go on tuesday :thumb:
     
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    i have successfully removed stickers before by using boiling water from a kettle and this wont affect the paint
     
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    An angle grinder with an abrasive wheel should do the job.
     
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    If the stickers have been on a few months, the paint below may be a loyal darker, no sun bleach. We have had white vans and removed our logos, you can still read it quite well until T Cut.
     
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    Thanks for all the replys guys :)
     
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    That's like a crimewave in an NCP car park....






    ...just wrong on so many levels.

    Sacrilege !
     

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