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Old 07-16-2010, 06:44 PM
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Fake Chrome Stuff

Long time lurker here. I know, everyone says that. I just bought my new to me 08 F350 crew cab long box diesel and the guy had more of that stuck on chrome junk on it than you can shake a stick at. That 2 sided tape really sticks. It took me an hour to tear it off. I have attached pics of the garbage as well as my truck so you guys know that I'm not a Prius owner trying to remove my Obama Biden sticker. I did a search, but was wondering if anyone has any new techniques. Those are not scrates in the sticky pics, it's muddy sweat prints.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:47 PM
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a 3m eraser wheel or some wd40 would get that off easily
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:57 PM
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Any sort of oily substance. When I worked in sales at a motorcycle dealer and had sticker residue on a new or used bike I would reach down, unscrew the oil plug, dip my finger in and use the motor oil. It would take off any sort of sticky residue. Use soap and water to clean off the oil.

My family manufactures paint, caulking, and other chemicals so I have tried just about every sort of chemical and oil works the best.
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I was going to suggest WD-40 but I see it already was.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. It seems that WD-40 does everything but cure blindness. Just like most motorheads I have 3 different size bottles of the stuff. I just wonder if it will take off the large pieces of foam left over from the double sided sticky tape. My fingers are sore from trying to rub it all off. There has got to be 50 yards of the stuff on there. The guy must have spent $200 just on double sided tape.

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Old 07-19-2010, 05:51 AM
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I am guessing the previous owner was an Obama supporter given the amount of chrome he put on that truck.
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for the big pieces of foam id use that eraser wheel i mentioned.
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I do agree that most of that fake stick-on chrome stuff looks bad, but some of it could be helpful. I'm mostly talking about door edge guards and the fender trim... ONLY because it seems like it would protect those areas prone to rocks and other debis chipping the paint and later rusting out the body panel.

Now those fake Walmart stick-on vents... thats just wrong!
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:09 AM
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The WD 40 worked well. I used a piece of the broken plastic to help peel off the large parts of the rubber. I now have to work on how to get the silhouette of the globs of sticky stuff off. It seems to have stained the plastic.
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