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Doc Holliday 10-06-2011 06:46 PM

Auto Body "Goo-Off?"
I bought an old mini van that at one point or another had decals around the windows and on the doors. Around the windows there is a gooey residue from these stickers. It looks friggin' ugly. The good news is I can rub on the substance and it wants to come off so it's not permament as in it's not stained.

Is there any chemical that will take this stuff off without harming the paint? Bestine maybe?


josall 10-06-2011 07:11 PM

Ronson lighter fluid..

ukrkoz 10-06-2011 08:29 PM

Goo-off works well. warm glue up with heat gun or hair drier on high. credit card is very good for scraping goop off paint, after it's softened by Goo-off. I did a lot of ductape residue off my truck not so long ago.

Ground Up Autos 10-06-2011 11:50 PM

Automotive paint reducer works well as long as it is clear coated. May appear to dull the finish a bit but just go back over the areas with polish.

Bondo 10-07-2011 05:10 AM

Ayuh,.... WD-40, 'n a rag works on sticker glue....

oh'mike 10-07-2011 06:55 AM

Goof off worked for my truck----no paint damage.

DexterII 10-07-2011 07:31 AM

Doc, have you considered new stickers?

Doc Holliday 10-07-2011 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by DexterII (Post 743713)
Doc, have you considered new stickers?

Nah. I have magnettic hvac stickers but thats all.

ukrkoz 10-07-2011 12:10 PM

prolly does not make any diff, stuff I used was Goo-gone, not Goo-off.

WD40? yuk... stinker. car will smell of it for days.

Doc Holliday 10-07-2011 02:22 PM

Yup, I bought a small bottle of Goo Gone. Worked flawlessly with hardly any elbow grease but the small bottle, 2 or 3 oz I think, was only enough to do one side so I need to get another one to finish the job.

Thanks all. I'd recommend this stuff to anyone as well. No harm to the paint whatsoever either.

And here are a few pics of the decal gummy residue before Goo Gone. You can see some old numbers down below as well. All of this is now gone.
I have never seen decals in so many places. The gas cap above all places was astonishing as well as around the door handles but it's almost all gone as of a few minutes ago.

Thanks again.

Doc Holliday 10-09-2011 05:27 PM

A few more pictures for your viewing pleasure. The gas cap after clean up.

When I bought this van it was missing hubcaps so I bought some black "Tuxedo" hubs yesterday. I think they make the van look pretty stout.

oh'mike 10-09-2011 05:37 PM

That thing cleaned up well----

Doc Holliday 10-09-2011 05:49 PM

Thanks. I'm pretty pleased with the purchase.

oh'mike 10-09-2011 06:26 PM

I'm starting the search---the body on my truck is starting to rust badly----

Doc Holliday 10-09-2011 06:46 PM

Always fun searching for a new ride. There's a white Ford '07 F-250 extended cab/four door Superduty Powerstroke Diesel not too far from me for 8k if your interested. Looks brand new. I think it only has 60,000 miles.

If I had the money I'd buy it.

You should consider traveling to buy a truck, Texas sells them cheap. Right next to that truck is a beautiful maroon '06 F-250 single cab for 5k. These are individual sellers, not a dealer.

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