Removing Existing Decals


Step 1

Use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up a small region of the decal. This will make the decal more pliable and reduce the adhesive bond.

Note: Be careful not to overheat the bodywork or the paint may blister.


Step 2

Starting at a corner, lift the decal away from the bodywork.




Step 3

Use both hands as you get to the wider sections of the decal.

Go SLOWLY. Too much tension will cause the decal to tear.



Step 4

The heated area will cool off after a few minutes, causing the adhesive bond to increase again. You will notice that the tension will increase and the decal will tend to tear easily.



Step 5

Simply repeat Step 1 and continue.

After the decal is removed there may be adhesive residue remaining. Use an adhesive remover to remove residue. We really like the citrus-based adhesive removers like GooGone because they are non-toxic, bio-degradable, and can be readily found at hardware, department, and grocery stores.



Note: Older decals tend to become brittle over time and keeping it warm is very important. Also, some decals simply don't comply with the rules and take longer to remove.