sticker removal on trunk

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I recently bought a 2008 Ford Taurus. On the trunk lid the dealer put a sticker that I would like to remove, if it is possible to do so without damaging the paint. The sticker appears to be of the metal foil type. I am thinking of using a hair dryer to heat the area and try to peel the sticker away. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Terry
 
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Rochester, ny
I would take it back to the Dealer and have THEM remove it. (if it was recently put on) Thats what I did on both my VW and Subaru. That way any paint damage is on them.....JMO
 
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Illinois
Using a hair dryer to warm the sticker is a good first choice. Use fingernails (if you have any) to pick at it and peel it away, or an old credit card as a scraper. Just take your time, and don't get too rough. You might have an issue with paint fade. The paint may be a different color under the sticker, although I'd hope not after just 3-4 years.
 
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Milwaukee, WI
It won't be vary hard. Some mineral spirits or WD40 would help with the glue residue. If the car was sold to a new dealer they would have a first day minimum wage employee pull this sticker and apply their own. It's not rocket science.
 
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Goo-Off or a similar name will get rid of the glue residue. They also sell a decal removed for boats. You may have to start pulling it off and keep spraying stuff as more and more comes off. I assume we are talking a metal stick on? The dealer was not brainless enough to drill holes?
 
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Originally Posted By: Donald
I assume we are talking a metal stick on? The dealer was not brainless enough to drill holes?
That's what the local Cadillac/Oldsmobile dealer used to do... Two holes. I know one of the guys who used to drill the holes and install the dealer name tag. He loved getting to drill holes in a brand new Cadillac.
 

terry274

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OK, I used the hair dryer and it worked great. Took about 30 seconds and the sticker peeled off, didn't even leave any goo.
 
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