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ChairmanRon 11-17-2011 06:50 PM

Laquer thinner or denatured alcohol to remove airbag stickers?
 
I picked up both Denatured Alcohol and Lacquer Thinner to remove the silly airbag stickers on the visor. Which is better?

"Better" is defined as: will most quickly remove the sticker AND do no damage at all to the visor?

Many thanks,
Ron

Jaxonalden 11-17-2011 07:23 PM

Nether, buy the black air bag stickers on eBay and put them on top of the stickers. They work great, mine have been on for three years.

healthservices 11-17-2011 09:49 PM

What was wrong with the wd40 I used and suggested? Is ten minutes too much work?

Flavor 987S 11-18-2011 03:36 AM

Denatured alcohol. Rubber gloves. Patience. Finish with 303 Aerospcae. Adds about 3 HP.

Frodo 11-18-2011 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Flavor 987S (Post 264749)
Denatured alcohol. Rubber gloves. Patience. Finish with 303 Aerospcae. Adds about 3 HP.

Correct. (Not sure about the power gain...forgot to do a before and after dyno run.)

Mark_T 11-18-2011 05:34 AM

Lacquer thinner is nasty stuff and will react badly with just about any plastic of vinyl it contacts.

+1 on the cover-up stickers. You have to look really closely to even see that they are there. The downside is that you only get a 1 or 2 hp gain with the stickers.

Chuck W. 11-18-2011 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaxonalden (Post 264729)
Nether, buy the black air bag stickers on eBay and put them on top of the stickers. They work great, mine have been on for three years.

I did the same thing, 9 years ago. They look great and no issues.

J Tinsby 11-18-2011 07:00 AM

Alcohol
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChairmanRon (Post 264728)
I picked up both Denatured Alcohol and Lacquer Thinner to remove the silly airbag stickers on the visor. Which is better?

"Better" is defined as: will most quickly remove the sticker AND do no damage at all to the visor?

Many thanks,
Ron

Used alcohol on mine and it did no damage at all to the vinyl. Lacquer thinner will make it soft and wrinkle it up... don't use it! May not be the fastest but it didn't take more than 10 minutes to get it done.

J T

Frodo 11-18-2011 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J Tinsby (Post 264779)
Used alcohol on mine and it did no damage at all to the vinyl. Lacquer thinner will make it soft and wrinkle it up... don't use it! May not be the fastest but it didn't take more than 10 minutes to get it done.

J T

Agreed...why cover up something unwanted when you can safely (and fairly easily) remove it? It's like putting a bandaid over an ugly mole!

WhipE350 11-18-2011 03:02 PM

I took the harsh nasty route, it was very clean when done but some what lighter then the black around it...no surprise there. Here's the thing though, I had black dye I had used on my seats and next used that. They now look like brand new, as if they never came with any sticker ever. I've had several people look at them and they say they look perfect.

Mark_T 11-18-2011 03:06 PM

Are you making fun of my mole? :mad:

Frodo 11-18-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark_T (Post 264840)
Are you making fun of my mole? :mad:

Only if it's an ugly mole... :D

ChairmanRon 11-19-2011 08:16 AM

Worked great
 
The denatured alcohol worked great. Put it on a rag, rubbed it on, and in about 30 seconds it starts coming apart. About 3 minutes of rubbing later, and it's gone. No damage to either the visor or the vinyl.

Thanks guys!


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