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Old 05-24-2013, 09:35 AM
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Body side graphics removal?

Looking at buying a raptor this weekend. Only issue is it has the body side graphics which would have to go. Anyone have any ideas on if these come off and how they did it? I assume the old hair dryer and slow pealing would work.

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If you are referring to the stickers, a heat gun will soften & allow removal &/or 3M makes an excellent adhesive remover (most auto paint suppliers 7 hardware stores carry)

if you're referring to the double back tape....gently warm the tape 7 then use a fine thread to place between the emblem & the paint, gently in a saw type action, cut/lift the double back tape from the paint (you tube has vids on this)

some have barrel nuts...need to check.
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When I picked up my '12, I'd already had the dealer remove the 4times4 sticker before I even saw the truck. Well, when I saw it, there was this tacky, godawful, ghost flame graphic extending from the front wheelwells, across the front doors, and ending at the back edge of the rear doors. HELL NO!!!!, were the first words out of my mouth. Get that OFF MY TRUCK!!!! They used some sort of eraser wheel, they called it. The sticker was so large that I wasn't going to attempt it, let alone it being a new truck and me chancing screwing the paint up. They told me that a lot of people commented on how good the thing looked. I almost asked if they may have been from Bangladesh or 5 years old, and watched Ice Road Truckers when they were in India.
Anyway, the wheel did a good job, but I wouldn't trust myself with it.

Like Beechkid said, a heatgun/hairdryer works well, and I've followed up with some of that 3M adhesive remover, then wax. That was on small stickers, and would likely take forever with a large graphic.
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Looking at buying a raptor this weekend. Only issue is it has the body side graphics which would have to go. Anyone have any ideas on if these come off and how they did it? I assume the old hair dryer and slow pealing would work.

Much appreciated
I have also used the 3M pad on a simple drill wheel a number of times and it does the trick.
I am late to this conversation, but if you haven't done it yet, go that route.
It's a bit time consuming, but works well. Take your time and don't be overly aggressive, it will work.
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