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Post Nasty GB sticker

Not of any great importance this one, but just wondered if anyone has advice?

My car has a nasty GB sticker on the boot... it niggles me... a lot



I don't know how long it's been there... I don't know if it covers something nasty, I don't know if the paint underneath will be a different shade (yes, it will, won't it)

Mostly I don't know how to safely get it off. So much I don't know...

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Safest way to take it off is warm the area with a hair drier, then carefully peel it off. Use 'GooGone' to remove any residual adhesive.

As you pointed out, it might have faded underneath - red is the worst colour for this.



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Whatever you do, don't use any products that contain acetone.


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I must say im with you I hate any stickers (Or company names) anywhere on my car. The rear number plate on mine has a dealers name on the bottom edge I hate it but just not got round to buying a new plate.
Hope you get your GB sticker off ok.

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hair drier or a kettle of hot water poured over it t cut will remove any glue left behind
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hair drier or a kettle of hot water poured over it t cut will remove any glue left behind
thanks for that, and the previous suggestion of a hair dryer

it worked! - yes the sticker came off easily with a little heat, and t-cut removed the glue

spot on then... were it not for the fact that I discovered half way through why the sticker was in such an awkward spot!

a very odd patch of damaged paintwork underneath... darn it!

I am going to start another thread about that... but I actually prefer the damaged paint to the sticker... so, no bad thing, and i can fix it now
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If it's a minor patch of paint to be repaired, I recommend dr colorchip. If it's a larger surface area I'll defer to the paint experts here Glad that nasty sticker is gone.


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If it's a minor patch of paint to be repaired, I recommend dr colorchip. If it's a larger surface area I'll defer to the paint experts here Glad that nasty sticker is gone.
thanks for that advice, I'll look into the dr colorchip product

I need to put some paint on, but I also need to take some lacquer off, started a new thread here...
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Hi, Not to be negative but for me Dr. Color Chip was not amazing at all. Only kinda works and is expensive.

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Hi, Not to be negative but for me Dr. Color Chip was not amazing at all. Only kinda works and is expensive.

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It's definitely situational.. not good for large circular patches..but worked great on my jeep and slk for road rash. I have also attempted to use it on larger sections, and it didn't work well at all on something say the size of a quarter.


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