How to remove decal

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  1. 1972original

    1972original New Member

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    I have a radiator cover with original stickers that is the wrong cover for my car. I would like to transfer one of the stickers to my my radiator cover to replace one that is missing. Any suggestions on how to try and remove it? I don’t want to use a reproduction. Thanks
     
  2. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have no experience in trying to remove a 47 year old sticker, however, on other projects, - I have had good luck lightly using a hair dryer to warm up the glue and then gently peeling the sticker back while using a razor blade to kind of cut/scrape the glue loose from the object. On the radiator plate, I would try and get the underside of the metal fairly warm, then use the blow dryer lightly on the top to warm the sticker. In my experience, if you attempt it while cold, it will tear or break, and I would steer clear from any chemicals as they may damage the paper.

    Good Luck !

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  3. 1972original

    1972original New Member

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  4. EVILFACE

    EVILFACE Member

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    Heat gun, goo gone and fishing line.
     
  5. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

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    Hot soapy water using Dawn dishwasher detergent and a hairdryer and a razor blade,
     
  6. ZEN357

    ZEN357 Veteran Member

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    Heat gun is what I would use. I doubt you will be able to save the sticker.
     
  7. djorgensen3

    djorgensen3 Veteran Member

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    Somebody out there might make a reproduction sticker.
     
  8. bodymanbill

    bodymanbill Veteran Member

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    image.jpg Camaro Central sells exact reproductions, only difference is the coolant sticker should have rounded corners, didn't notice till i put mine on or I would have cut them.
     
  9. 1972original

    1972original New Member

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    Thanks I don’t want to go with a reproduction as I am trying to keep all parts original. My one sticker is original as I bought the car in Oct 1971.
     
  10. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Veteran Member

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    ^Let us know if you're able to save it and what method/tools you used.
     

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