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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer Decal

I'm sure this has been asked before,....how is the safest way to remove a dealer's decal on my new Terrain?....thanks

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I'm sure this has been asked before,....how is the safest way to remove a dealer's decal on my new Terrain?....thanks
Most that I've seen can be removed with hairdryer and peeling it off slowly heat it up a little bit then get a corner started and slowly peel it off then wax off left over adheasive just my .02

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Use goo gone for the remaining glue
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Most will pull right off if you just bought it as the sticky generally has not set very well.

A little polish [not wax] will remove any sticky or a little lighter fluid works best and will not hurt the paint.
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I carefully scraped mine off with a credit card.
Follow up with the wax/polish.

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I told my dealer I wanted it off before I even picked it up. Unless of course they wanted to pay me a monthly advertising fee.

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Not sure how the dealer sticker looks, but if you can't grab it with your fingers, you can use a credit card or fishing wire to remove it.To remove the left over residue, goo-gone is awesome With a soft clean rag and I would rinse the paint afterwards with water.

Here is a quick thread I did to remove the door sticker.

http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.ph...65713#msg65713

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I told my dealer I wanted it off before I even picked it up. Unless of course they wanted to pay me a monthly advertising fee.
I'm big on this as well, i tell the dealership they can put a license plate frame on my car and that's it. And a lot of the time it gets taken off before too long.
Some of the dealerships around here have some of the most god awful dealer decals including taking up almost the entire top of the rear window.

I do not like having extra stuff on my vehicles, i usually de-badge almost completely too. the only GMC logo on my 2010 Terrain is on the front grille, every other logo/decal has been removed.

I will likely make the same request for my 2013 as well, or do it myself if they dont want to

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I always stipulate no decals on the paint. If I see it before I sign the paperwork I make them remove it first.
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Took the decal off my Nox within 48 hours of taking delivery of my vehicle. I absolutely HATE having dealer advertisement(s) on my vehicle, whether it be in the form of a decal or a license plate frame, etc. If someone wants to know where to buy a "copy" of my vehicle, I want to tell them myself, not some cheap advertisement on my car.
Also, I agree with a previous comment... let the dealer pay me for advertising their products and services. The kind of prices that we are paying for vehicles, these days, it's an insult to the customer's intelligence.
Anyway, the decal that was on my Nox was one of those soft plastic badge types and it pealed right off, and some "Goof-Off" took off the remaining adhesive.

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