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What do I use to remove the dealer sticker from the truck of my car?

I want to remove the dealer tag from the back of my car but I 'm not sure how to do it. It isn't a sticker or a badge but it's painted on. What would I use to scrub it off without damaging the paint?
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A threadcrap from Trigger? No way!
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Why don't you take it to a body shop you know and see what they say?
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bring it back to the dealer, and they should take it off for ya
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but, if you wanna do it yourself, use a hair dryer to heat up the badge, then use floss to ease it out.
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Originally posted by D.Pham00
but, if you wanna do it yourself, use a hair dryer to heat up the badge, then use floss to ease it out.
Sweet advice Dpham...that's the way to go. Then clean up the remainder of the residue with some goo gone or "bug & tar remover" which you can get in the auto section at walmart. and be sure to run over that area with wax real quick too.
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What, pray tell, is "the truck of my car"?
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crap, i just re-read the first post. how is it painted on? any pic?
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It always irritates me that dealers put these on the vehicles they are selling. If they want to put those stickers on, how about paying advertising fees for my carting their logo all around town?

I'm always surprised to see people leave them on, or the equally ugly license plate covers.
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Goo. Gone.
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Originally posted by Numanoid
What, pray tell, is "the truck of my car"?
It's what happens when you misspell trunk.

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Originally posted by D.Pham00
crap, i just re-read the first post. how is it painted on? any pic?

I don't know. It's not a sticker or a badge. It's like printed on the car. But you can feel the letters. They are raised so it's kind of like paint. I'll just ask the dealer next time I get my oil changed.
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Personally, I use a clause in the purchase contract that says the deal is null and void if there is any dealer badging on the car at delivery. It works quite well, but it sounds like it is too late for you to use that.

If painted on, I would expect it to be pretty hard to get off without damaging the car's paint job, the trunk or the area may have to be repainted.
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Originally posted by NitroJMS
It always irritates me that dealers put these on the vehicles they are selling. If they want to put those stickers on, how about paying advertising fees for my carting their logo all around town?

I'm always surprised to see people leave them on, or the equally ugly license plate covers.
Agreed.

Before we bought our Acura, we kindly asked that nothing is on the car from the dealer.

Edit: OldDude beat me to it. OldDude.
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Are you sure that it is painted on?

That's way too much trouble for the dealer. Most likely it's some sort of decal that looks like it's painted on.

Try removing it and get rid f the residue with gasoline. Goo Gone is way more expensive than gas; I don't know why anyone uses Goo Gone. Then wash the gasoline residue off with soap and water.
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Originally posted by icondude
Are you sure that it is painted on?

That's way too much trouble for the dealer. Most likely it's some sort of decal that looks like it's painted on.

Try removing it and get rid f the residue with gasoline. Goo Gone is way more expensive than gas; I don't know why anyone uses Goo Gone. Then wash the gasoline residue off with soap and water.
I suppose because Goo Gone doesn't smell like gas?
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Originally posted by CRM114


we kindly asked that nothing . . .
You must be kinder than me. I think the dealer would probably describe me as "really quite adamant about it."
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The worst dealers are the ones that use a badge that gets rivet on the car. I don't ask the dealer not to have anything, but I will try my hardest to find a dealer that only uses a stick on badge that I call easily peel off.
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I always REQUIRE that any badges that are stuck to the car are removed prior to signing the purchase contract. I dont think this is an unusual request as I havent had a dealer refuse to do it yet. I wouldnt risk damaging the paint of my new car make the dealer do it and show you that its been perfectly removed. Plate frames or front plates are a different story I just remove them when I get home.
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Originally posted by CRM114
I suppose because Goo Gone doesn't smell like gas?
That's why you have to wash off the gas residue. I'd probably want to wash off the Goo Gone residue too. I can get a whole gallon of gas for $1.82 A small bottle of Goo Gone costs more than that. I just take s glass jar with me when I get gas and put some in, it's no big deal.
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Originally posted by Mopower
A threadcrap from Trigger? No way!
You asked for a way to remove a dealership badge without damaging the paint - I figure posting a pictutre of rusty farm tools would be kinda funny. No need to accuse me of threadcrapping - is this the first time someone on DT has asked a simple question and people post joke answers? This place is like Hollywood Squares - you ask a question and get a bunch of bad jokes before finding out what the answer is. Aside from that, I try to help people and answer their questions all the time - so painting me as some sort of chronic threadcrapper just indicates some resentment you are harboring against me. I don't know what for, but I'd suggest you get over whatever it is because I'm not out to get on anyone's bad side and I can't think of anything I've said to intentionally irk you in any way.

And on topic - I fully intended on answering your question when I clicked on the thread, but you said it was painted on in the post (but you said it was a sticker in the thread title) and I didn't know the answer anymore.
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Originally posted by NitroJMS
It always irritates me that dealers put these on the vehicles they are selling. If they want to put those stickers on, how about paying advertising fees for my carting their logo all around town?

I'm always surprised to see people leave them on, or the equally ugly license plate covers.
Refuse acceptance if it's decorated. I require that of all cars I've bought.
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Originally posted by icondude
Are you sure that it is painted on?

That's way too much trouble for the dealer. Most likely it's some sort of decal that looks like it's painted on.

Try removing it and get rid f the residue with gasoline. Goo Gone is way more expensive than gas; I don't know why anyone uses Goo Gone. Then wash the gasoline residue off with soap and water.
Gas will damage your paint a lot faster than Goo Gone...in addition, Goo Gone won't melt the sticker.

Also- if you've got those idiotic LOUD yellow "danger airbag" labels on vinyl/plastic sunshades, you can remove those with 91% rubbing alcohol.
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