View Full Version : removing hood scoops?

03-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Anyone have any advice on how to remove the stick on hood scoops?

I'm sure they'd peel paint if you just yank them off?

They're the 3m stick on crap.

Advice would be appreciated!

Barry Morris
03-08-2008, 01:55 PM
I'm thinking that varsol or something like that should soften the glue enough to get it off.

BTW, factory paint is stuck on VERY well.

03-08-2008, 02:24 PM
hmm, maybe it'll work.. buying something that has the scoops on it but I don't care for them, makes it look lame.

Guess ill try varsol when I get it.

03-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Heat gun.

03-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Never thought a heat gun would work. Figured the heat from the engine and the sun would end up ripping them off if they were easily removed by heat.

03-08-2008, 04:16 PM
Body shops use a heat gun for removing all kinds of decals, emblems and anything put on with glue or two sided tape, much warmer and concentrated heat than from the engine or sun.
What good what it be if it came off with that kind of heat? You'd have stuff flying off the car!!

Giggle Squirt
03-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Um.. Take a VERY sharp razor blade and keeping the pressure on the scoop side break the bond with the 3M tape.. Then use GOO GONE to remove the residue

03-09-2008, 11:33 PM
man eater is right on the spot.I worked for number one auto body and thats how we did it.

Giggle Squirt
03-10-2008, 04:08 AM
I would be willing to do it for you. I have a super steady hand and have removed stuff like that before!!!

03-10-2008, 09:13 AM
I'm just worried about the hood being a different shade of colour underneth them.

i'll PM you if I decide to remove them Man Eater

03-10-2008, 09:53 AM
Def go with the heat gun. I have used them to remove decals from vehicles before. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Giggle Squirt
03-10-2008, 01:09 PM
with a heat gun you run the risk of bubblig the paint. Because you will need alot of heat to penetrate the tape which is thcker then the decal. I have used heat guns to remove may decals from stock cars and then replace then, but for stuff applied with 3 m tape it is thicker and the bond is stronger, so if you use the gun, you could bubble the paint.