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i have an '01 SLT with the factory plastic door molding the plastic RAM 1500 V8 stamped on the door, does anybody know of a way to remove these without damaging the paint, i heard a hair dryer will help to remove them, has anybody else done this sort of thing
 

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I recently used an industrial heat gun (fancy hair dryer) to remove the vinyl dealer decal that was on my tail gate.
It worked very well. I didnt need to put too much heat on it either before it peeled right off.<IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif">
 

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The vinyl decals came off my black truck in 15 minutes just from teh heat of having it sitting in the direct sun. A bit of goo-gone to take up the little bit of adhesive left behind, and you can't tell they were ever there.

The plastic molded ones should come off the same way. A heat-gun, or hot hair-drier, something plastic to pry under them with (the vinyl decals come off with a finger-nail, but you need a bit more grip with the plastic ones). But jost go slow, and be patient.

And use the goo-gone to remove any leftover adhesive.

Once removed, you should wash the truck immediately, and wax it well (hand/orbital with carnuba), because there is NO protective wax between those decals and the clear-coat on the paint.
 

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I finally took off all the decals, the molding was easy, it just rolled off your finger, but the plastic emblems were a pain, the black rubber adhesive didnt come off easy, i used 2 bottles of goo gone and some scratch remover and they finally came off, it looks really good, still debatingh on whether to do the tailgate or not.
 

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Did anyone experience paint fade around the stickers? If yes or no, what year is your ride? 95, 97, 01??
Just curious!
LUV24BY
 

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I haven't expierienced any fade but it depends on how soon you take them off your truck. Obviously if its 4 or 5 years before you take them off then there might be some fade.
 

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i havent experienced any fade but mines a '01, they have only been on for about 8 months. the guy at the body shop said if there on for a few years they might not even come off.
 

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My old red 94 Dodge had stickers on it, and when we took them off about 5 years later, the paint was faded so bad that it had to be repainted to look normal. Bright colors are terrible about fading.
 

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when I started scrolling down I tought a newb had brought back a 4 year old thread. Who would of thought it would be DJ. :dunno:
 

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Everybody who knows me would have expected it to be me. You see these newb fawks bringing up threads from a few months ago or a year ago at most... but who brings you the oldest thread possible? :D: :D:
 
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