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Technical What the H**l is up with old bumper sticker glue?!?!?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Old TFFdriver, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Old TFFdriver
    Joined: Jan 14, 2016
    Posts: 191

    Old TFFdriver
    from California

    I have tried WD-40 , brakeclean, lacquer thinner, gasoline, etc..!!!
    This stuff is like crazy...especially around the old edge of the stickers where dirt got underneath and has formed a hard ridge...

    Can not use anything abrasive...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks all and have a great day !
  2. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,919


    Heat gun and plastic scraper, maybe?
  3. Try Turtle Wax bug tar remover , hope it helps. Or a larger sticker lol
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  4. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,577

    from Yuma, AZ

    Goo gone
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  5. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,034

    from Dublin, OH

    Goo Gone and fine Bronze wool. You can get bronze wool at some hardware stores and most boat supply stores. The bronze wool should not scratch, but as always try it on a spot like the bottom of the bumper first.
    If it is on a painted surface a white scotchbrite pad and Krud Cutter cleaner available at most paint stores.
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  6. Old TFFdriver
    Joined: Jan 14, 2016
    Posts: 191

    Old TFFdriver
    from California

    WOW ! Thanks for all of the ideas ... I am simply amazed of the knowledge on this site !

    Any more?

    Might try a couple just to see what works the best.
  7. Old TFFdriver
    Joined: Jan 14, 2016
    Posts: 191

    Old TFFdriver
    from California

    That made me Lol !
  8. Plain white vinegar, and a plastic scraper. Works like a charm.
  9. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,657


    Lighter fluid, Isopropyl alcohol or nail polish remover.
  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,152

    from oregon

  11. nh-lead-man
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 181


  12. T.L.
    Joined: May 24, 2011
    Posts: 207

    from Colorado

    If you've already gotten the sticker off, try Goo Gone to remove the residue.
    A heat gun works like a charm for removing the sticker.
    "Goof Off" removes paint. Goo Gone does not, but it removes adhesive.
  13. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 564


    a wacky idea from all the above - cooking oil. plain cooking oil like sunflower or Mazola will soften glue. if upright on bumper; wet a wiping cloth and soak it. Then a good rubbing with the wet cloth. Will soften many types of glue.
  14. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,245


    Is it seven years old?
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  15. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    And the punch line is ?????
  16. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,303

    from VA

    New bumper!!!

    Vinegar ,
  17. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,034

    from Dublin, OH

    I get it! I just won't go there, but that was good!
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  18. Paint Guru
    Joined: Sep 9, 2015
    Posts: 522

    Paint Guru
    from Bowdon, GA

    Use a eraser wheel, cost around$15, put in your drill at low speed, it will remove all the glue in less than 5 minutes.
  19. If it is, just put a Hillary sticker over it.
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  20. If it was a little older, it might have read

    "Potatoe lovers for Quayle"
  21. Old TFFdriver
    Joined: Jan 14, 2016
    Posts: 191

    Old TFFdriver
    from California

    The one that just won't seem to come off says.....

    This is your brain " GM FORD DODGE "

    This is your brain on drugs " toyota nissan, honda"

    Gonna have to leave it on I guess..;)
  22. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    3m woodgrain and adhesive remover works like a charm , haven't been able not to remove any yet with this stuff , most bodyshops have a can of the stuff , a couple of bucks for some on a rag will take care of it instead of buying a whole can at $20 , I just removed some decal gum with goo gone , and a hair dryer , heat it up first till its warm to the touch then wipe the goo gone on it and it softens hardened adhesive up in a couple of seconds .
  23. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,013


    Wasn't there a thread a while back about the magic of dryer sheets?


    But seriously, those Mr. Clean magic erasers can do some amazing things, plus, most folks have at least one of them in the kitchen.
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  24. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,765


    Peanut Butter!
  25. paleot
    Joined: Aug 29, 2011
    Posts: 228

    from louisiana

    3M used to sell two compounds, one to take off the sticker and one to remove the glue. Don't know if they still do haven't used any in several years.
  26. mmMMMMmmmm. Peanut butter... :)

    Use chunky style if you need something a little more abrasive. :rolleyes:
  27. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,303

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    I know Peanut Butter works great for removing chewing gum from hair w/o any cutting.
  28. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,965

    from Finland

    Try decal remover discs.We call them the taffy discs in here,because they smell like candy.
  29. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,659

    from NKy

    Hillary ha ha , somehow I'm not seeing the whole story here , you most have a different definition of a bumper than me , I guess because I use Mules to work

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