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    Removing old foam tape?

    The MJ used to have a topper on it and there are the remains of the foam weather seal tape around the bed. Also the old foam tape from the emblems. What's a good method or product for removing the rubber foam tape without damaging the paint?

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    did you try Goof Off in the aresol can? i havent found anything that stuff with a little elbow grease wont remove.
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    get a heat gun and warm it up, rub as much off with your fingers as you can to get it off, then use some of that paint wax and grease remover or use car wax to get the fine stuff left over off
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    WD40.
    Then go to the paint place on Longly and Mira Loma get some 3-M pinstripe adhesive remover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_tlc View Post
    WD40.
    Then go to the paint place on Longly and Mira Loma get some 3-M pinstripe adhesive remover.
    That brings up my side question. I'm not planning on repainting the Jeep soon but what's the best method for removing decals? I want to eventually repaint it to factory and redo the decals as factory too (with a small twist).
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    Quote Originally Posted by litlmeck View Post
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    Get the 3-m wood grain and pin stripe remover.
    just go to the auto paint shop on Longly and Mira Loma and they will set you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_tlc View Post
    Get the 3-m wood grain and pin stripe remover.
    just go to the auto paint shop on Longly and Mira Loma and they will set you up.
    That looks like exactly what I'm looking for for the decals. Thanks!
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    adhesive remover and a plastic putty knife.

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    Use a heat gun to remove the stickers.

    Mineral spirits (paint thinner) will remove the sticky stuff. No Harm to the paint. Cheap to.

    DO NOT USE LACQUER THINNER> BAD < will mess up the paint BAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudycrawler View Post
    Use a heat gun to remove the stickers.

    Mineral spirits (paint thinner) will remove the sticky stuff. No Harm to the paint. Cheap to.

    DO NOT USE LACQUER THINNER> BAD < will mess up the paint BAD.
    You sure it's bad on all paint? I thought it was only bad on enamls cause you can paint enaml over lauqer but if you paint lauqer over enaml the solvent in laquer bubbles the enaml when it's flashing
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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoney View Post
    You sure it's bad on all paint? I thought it was only bad on enamls cause you can paint enaml over lauqer but if you paint lauqer over enaml the solvent in laquer bubbles the enaml when it's flashing
    Yes bad on all paints. It softens up the finish and smears the paint. Also becomes very sticky for a long time seems to not set back up.

    There may-be some paints that can withstand it but not worth the chance to find out.

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    Many of the paints on cars are lacquer based, in part or entirely, which is why lacquer thinner is bad. The mineral spirits on the other hand is for the oil based enamels. I used to work for ICI Paints as well as a local painting contractor, we dealt with those things daily.


    I've personally used mineral spirits to attempt a pin stripe removal on an older car. It was a 95 Mazda, and the mineral spirits kinda helped but didn't really get the job done. It completely failed at removing the emblem adhesive too. Pinstripe remover will probably be a hair more expensive, but is made specifically to do what you want which will ease your frustrations.
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    I spent a lot of time removing stickers from medical equipment, and will throw in my $.02

    First: Try using a hair dryer (heat gun may get too hot) and heat the area thoroughly. Take a fresh razor blade and peel up the edge. Either use the razor blade of your fingers and keep applying heat while slowly pulling off the adhesive.

    If it's just scattered bits of sticky goo, denatured alcohol works better than the goo-gone or goof-off products and will typically not hurt paint. get a clean, white rag and dip it in the alcohol and rub it off. Acetone also works well, but will peel paint.

    Just keep applying heat.

    If all else fails, douse it with methyl ethyl ketone and prepare to re-paint
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