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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Modifications Forum [GEN 1]' started by KyleLoop4, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. KyleLoop4

    KyleLoop4 Member

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    Have 2 Gen 1s that I’ve narrowed down my search with dealer. The one I love has the Raptor decals along the bed of the truck on both sides.

    Question- I’ve never removed decals before, will this be a pain in the ass and damage the paint? Thanks
     
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    Big Blue Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Wont damage the paint to remove and best to remove when truck is new, leave out in sun for a few hours to get nice and warm and they will peel right off.
     
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    Looking at a 2014... was just worried about the decals being on there for 6/7 years. Thanks for the info!
     
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    Sorry, I misread your first post. That could pose an issue. I'm sure it will still peel off, but I would be worried about it being sun bleached in the clear areas and darker in the areas that have graphics.
     
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    I don't know how different it would be, because a boat is gelcoat, but I bought a used offshore boat that was 3 years old and pulled a side graphic off that I didn't like. You could see a bit of a ghosted image when I first did it, I definitely had an "oh shit!" moment. I buffed the hell out of the whole boat and it helped a little. A few months of being in the sun and you couldn't see any difference any more, it blended in fine.
     
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    Use a 3m eraser wheel, it will blaze them off. A school kid eraser like a "pink pet" works as well but its a lot more elbow greese. You may have paint fade where the decals weren't, and fresh, non-UV baked paint underneath them.
     
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    If the truck has been outside much you are still going to have some degree of fading.
     
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    Get some 3M automotive Adhesive solvent as well. If it won’t peel, soak it a little and it will come.
     
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    Bought my 2012 in august and first thing i did was removed the fake mud. After 7 years the paint looked great after. Heat gun will help, the adhesive outlines of the sticker were harder to get off but a little elbow grease and itll buff clean. Its time consuming, take your time.
     

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