Use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat up a small region of
the decal. This will make the decal more pliable and reduce
the adhesive bond.
Note: Be careful not to overheat the bodywork or the
paint may blister.
Starting at a corner, lift the decal away from the
Use both hands as you get to the wider sections of the
Go SLOWLY. Too much tension will cause the decal to
The heated area will cool off after a few minutes, causing
the adhesive bond to increase again. You will notice that the
tension will increase and the decal will tend to tear easily.
Simply repeat Step 1 and continue.
After the decal is removed there may be adhesive residue
remaining. Use an adhesive remover to remove residue. We
really like the citrus-based adhesive removers like GooGone
because they are non-toxic, bio-degradable, and can be readily
found at hardware, department, and grocery stores.
Note: Older decals tend to become
brittle over time and keeping it warm is very important. Also,
some decals simply don't comply with the rules and take longer