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Removing old stickers form the body. How do I get the sticker ADHESIVE off the paint? My search function seems messed up right now. Sorry if this has been addressed a million times. Thanks in advance.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (76 Golf GTi)

Usually if the adhesiveis not crusty WD-40 will lift it .. 3M makes an adhesive remover.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (76 Golf GTi)

I'd start off with Goo Gone. Won't harm the paint and is more gentle than the above. Be sure to reapply wax to any areas you use it on.
Actually the most gently method would be to try a claybar, it should get the adhesive off.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (FLAWLESS)

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (76 Golf GTi)

3m General Adhesive Remover, it won't hurt the paint, I used it to debadge my car. I think it cost 5.50 at Autozone.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (76 Golf GTi)

I'll second the use of Goo-Gone. It worked great when I took off the Jetta badge.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (RyanDice)

used goo-gone with my debadging....along with about 20 mins of hardcore rubbing
good luck!
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (slameddy86)

The 3M will work faster, less "dwell time", but just wear chemical proof gloves and a resirator, since it contains xylene.
The Goo stuff is pretty safe, but don't go "rub-a-dub" right a way. Put it on, let it set until it is almost gone, go have a soda or a beer, re-apply, let it work to break down the glue, rubbing only makes for more work of removing the marring you will put in the clear.
Or, just use the cheapest thing out there, (naptha is in Goo stuff), lighter fluid, soak an old towel, wet the adhesive, and put the towel over it, let it set.
Check it once in a while to see it the glue adhesive is breaking down, maybe wet it again with the naptha (lighter fluid) and take your time.
It will break down and wipe right off with the lighter fluid wetted towel.
Naptha WILL NOT DAMAGE YOUR PAINT, just don't have, like with the 3M or even read the warning label on the Goo stuff, an open flame when doing the process.
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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (ketch)

If you can get a hold of Castle products, I'd suggest their 2-Way Solevent. Its clearcoat safe, although it does strip the wax, like most products, so you'll have to rewax the area contaminated.
 

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Re: Removing old stickers...how do I get the sticker adhesive off the paint? (76 Golf GTi)

P21S Total Auto Wash and a stop watch. Spray it on, start stop watch. Wait fifteen minutes. Go back and wipe it off. None of this scrubbing for 20 minutes, etc. This stuff if left on for 15 minutes will totally strip away any adhesive. Just remember to wash the area and rewax afterwards as it removes the wax and polish as well.
 
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