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Hey Guys, I removed my old vent visors that have been on my truck since 2002. Going to install a new set one of these days. I still have then remaining glue on the truck. How do I remove the vent visor glue? Tried some type of orange solvent and a razor blade and was able to remove some of the glue. But yeah got to be careful not to scratch or dig into the paint. Did that by accident.

Is there an adhesive remover out there (stronger than what I have) on the market that would remove the glue?

Also thinking about purchasing a heat gun to remove the rest of the glue.

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Years ago, when I worked at a detail shop, we used to use a gasoline soaked rag to remove stuff such as this. It can be long, tedious, and messy, but with persistence, will usually remove about anything and not harm the paint. It will, however, remove any wax on the truck. Just use common sense and don't do something stupid like smoke around it or use it indoors, in front of your gas water heater. Try wd40 first, as I've used it to remove some pretty stubborn stuff too. The key is to let it soak in a few minutes before trying to rub off the adhesive. And I wouldn't try any of the above in direct sunlight.
 

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I also used to work in a detail shop. once in a while I would have to remove that cab bed adhesive. We used to use a heat gun, goof off adhesive remover and a razor blade. Yes I did scratch the rails of the truck but all of these trucks were the $6,500 and below so my boss didn't really care about them that much.
 

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I didn't think about goof off. That might work. We used to use the gasoline on high dollar Lexus, Infinity and such. You just have to get it really wet, rub, and repeat. It won't scratch or harm it in any way-so long as you don't do it around flames or sparks!
 

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There's another product called Goo-Gone that's good with adhesives.
 

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Found some stuff at wal-mart in the hardware area called Krud-Kutter. Worked great, wipe it on let it set for a minute and then it almost just completely wiped off the remaining adhesive tape.
 

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going to pick up a heat gun tomorrow along with some goof off and try that.
 

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I got some 3M adhesive remover from my local body shop. That plus a towel, elbow grease, and patience will get it off. I also made a scratch when I thought I could "carefully" get it with a razor blade.
 

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I've found the best thing to use to get it off is a rag wrapped around your thumb and apply as much pressure as you can and start peeling it off. I tried the 3M adhesive remover and it didn't do much cause that adhesive tape is soo thick it evaporated before it could get to the actual adhesive. It took about 3 minutes per side to remove using my thumb but worked flawlessly. No scratches and took it all off. It's just hard work and your thumb will be a little sore but it's the fastest, easiest, and less damaging way i've found. Then use something to clean the paint and apply new vents.
 

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I bought a bottle of goof off and a heat gun. I noticed that the goof off took some of the color of the paint off. Looks faded now but the adhesive is completely gone. Read the bottle and it said that it could remove some of the color on the vehicle. But I don't ever remember is removing the color off any of the other vehicles that I've ever applied it to. Going to put a coat of wax on that paint ASAP. Installed the vent visors to all by myself. One could tell a beginner did it.

Do not buy the $22 Wagner heat gun model 1000 (yellow). The low switch quit working on me for a couple of minutes then it worked again. Going to take it back ASAP.
 

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They do make plastic razor blades that wont dig into your paint. they wear kind of easy but saves the gouging of paint. You can also soak it in paint thinner rather than gasoline.
 

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I wasn't going to try gasoline because there have been several times in the past where I have accidentally spilled some gasoline which ran down the side of my truck causing the paint to look like crap.
 

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I have had good results with WD-40. I use it on everything, even removing window tint. Will not harm your paint or plastic.
 

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WD-40 on a Magic Eraser (original). Put a little WD-40 on the eraser, with a bit of pressure, scrub it to pieces. Four doors took me just under 30 minutes. The adhesive was approximately on there for 16 years. Super easy!
 

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WD-40 on a Magic Eraser (original). Put a little WD-40 on the eraser, with a bit of pressure, scrub it to pieces. Four doors took me just under 30 minutes. The adhesive was approximately on there for 16 years. Super easy!

this worked for me also. But did use a plastic ice scraper too to help.
 

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I used "OOPS!" to remove the sticky adhesive on a battery decal ~ it didn't even phase the stuff.
Broke out the can of WD-40 and with a little elbow grease the Goo Was Gone !
WD-40 works well to remove many forms of industrial magic marker graffiti as well.
 

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My local body shop did mine for me as it was in there anyway. I think they used 3M adhesive remover and an air powered tool like a die grinder with some rubber attachment
 
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