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Hi Guys,

I'm getting sick of the decal the dealer put on the trunk above the bumper on my car. Any of you guys know what I can use to remove the decal from my trunk that will not do any damage to the paint on my C?

Thanks
John
 

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I just used my finger nails, it took a little time but came off pretty easy.
 

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Hair dryer will do it every time

Mspeasl
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Usually they are just a sticker decal or a plastic badge with an adhesive back. Just pull it off and then use an adhesive remover (Goo Gone) or WD-40 to remove the dried glue. Just keep working the remover in with your fingers.

If it is the plastic badge you can use fishing line or dental floss to remove.
 

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IF you have that steamer that they show on T.V it works great for taking that little decal off your car.
 

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Thanks guys, I removed the decal this morning. I used a hair dryer to peel the decal off and I used my fingers and WD-40 to remove the excess glue. Thanks again!
 

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I have always hated the fact that many dealers apply decals on new cars upon delivery. I have always insisted that they not be put on my car. I feel very strongly that if they to advertise on my car, they should pay for it. Dealers in the Northeast seem to do this the most. In Southern California, the seem to use a license plate bracket which is fine.
 

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I just love the audacity they have to go so far as to initially charge us for their advertising expense, then try to get us to advertise FOR THEM on our cars (for free, naturally). Would be kinda funny to turn around and invoice the dealer for advertising expense on the back end :D
 

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It seems common in OZ for them to put a plain Number Plate (License Plate as you call it in US :) ) cover on the front and one with the dealer name on the back so the people sitting behind you can gaze at it while sitting at the red lights. When we picked up my wife's Audi TT that's what they did and I refused to take delivery until they put a plain one on the back. They did and we happily drove away :p
 

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I prepared a letter about the no sticker or frames on my car and had the salesman sign it. The salesman comply to all my requests without any problem. After being asked, I have always referred the people to the dealer and specifically the salesman. Actually one of the persons bought a car from him and mentioned my referral, he had the gesture to call me and thank me for the referral .....
That's the best investment in advertising a dealership can make, GREAT SERVICE!
 

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I told them to take it off before I drove off the lot -
 

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A majority of my cars have been custom factory ordered vehicles. The last thing before signing the order, I always ask that no dealer decal be applied to my car. Dealers have always did as asked. On my C, that I ordered two weeks ago, the salesman said that he personally would take it off, if the service people do it before he sees it. I will insist that they do take it off, if it is there. If a dealer gave me a problem, I would tell them to take $500-1000 off the price of the car. My advertising fee.

When a dealer puts a license plate holder on the back with their name boldly visible. It is no problem. I just take it off when I get back home. I have plain black license holders, which have a clear plastic license plate cover, and is held in place with security bolts (allan wrench headed bolts).

I think it extremely bad taste to put dealer decals on premium or near-premium cars. I have never gone to a dealer because of a dealer decal, on a car trunk. Makes no difference to me. I go to the dealer that I like their sales & service practices. There is a dealer that is less than five miles from me that I will never complete a deal. I use them just for test drives and oil changes. Other area dealers have a low opinion of this locally well known dealer.

I make referals or recommendations to good dealers. They need not put an ugly decal on my car.
 

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Use a steamer (what you use for shirts,pants,etc) or whatever its called and it'll come right off. Don't pick at it with your fingers, you might damage the paint.
 

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I asked that it not b eput on and they asked if plate brakes are ok.... for now they are on there but will be switched to the dealer that will be doing the maintenance!
 

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Yeah, I agree w/most of you..Free advertising on my car = not allowed. If they do, they must take it off right away or pay me to advertise the dealer. It's otherwise b.s...They have no right to do that.
 
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