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Old 01-15-2019, 05:33 PM
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Default yellow warning sticker removal

The yellow warning stickers on the back of my sport seats plus were tough to get off and left residual adhesive. Anyone have tips on removing the adhesive without damaging/discoloring the plastic on these seats?

Plenty of info online, but all say may damage the plastic so try on a small area first.

Just checking to see what has worked for others.

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Old 01-15-2019, 05:44 PM
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Perhaps try using the remaining adhesive left on the removed sticker back (or duct tape) in a repeated blotching movement before going to aggressive solvents.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:47 PM
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Try using a hair dryer before peeling off
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:51 PM
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Haven't used it for this application, but never once has GooGone left me astray. Apply a small amount and test.

Stickers used to bother me, but in this case my yellow stitching and accents actually helps them 'blend' (or so I convince myself!). Will likely wrap my sunvisors in alcantara as I did on my GT4 as those are figuratively and literally in my face most of the time!
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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Heat gun in soft setting, then Goof Off or Goo-Gone. Then clean with window cleaner. Then carnauba wax. Perfect and tested many times with friends and my own cars.
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WD40 removes the adhesive and wipes right off. I got that tip when this questions arose last year; used a hairdryer to cause sticker to release then WD40 to get off residue. Wipe with warm water rag to get off any WD40.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:10 PM
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Another vote for WD40. Rubbing alcohol will clean off the WD40 and leave no residue.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:45 PM
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With all that awesome feedback I think we can put this one to bed!
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:42 AM
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wd40 .it does magic
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:35 PM
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It's time for me to attack the warning labels, my seatbacks and sunvisors are leather.
Any direct experience with them as opposed to painted surfaces?
I plan to use a hairdryer and finish off with Lexol, but not sure about using Goof Off or WD40 for the residue on leather.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:33 PM
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OK, got it done yesterday. The leather seat back stickers peeled off pretty easy after a little heat and the
adhesive residue came off with 90% alcohol and old cotton t shirt.
The leather sunvisor stickers were another matter, I needed one t shirt per visor and plenty of alcohol and
time to "dissolve" the sticker 1/8" at a time. White particles everywhere, but I think the most benign method.
Finished off with Lexol cleaner and conditioner, back to what the interior should be!
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Has anyone removed stickers from Alcantara? I purposely stayed away from the vinyl in hopes of removing the stickers on my visors so went with Alcantara and realizing now that it might not be any easier. Thinking I should have gone with leather instead. Advice?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ncp View Post
Has anyone removed stickers from Alcantara? I purposely stayed away from the vinyl in hopes of removing the stickers on my visors so went with Alcantara and realizing now that it might not be any easier. Thinking I should have gone with leather instead. Advice?
The 90% alcohol is no problem removing the stickers from Alcantara.

I took a small bowl and put about 1/2 inch of the alcohol on the bottom Then soaked the sponge in the alcohol which I then slowly applied back and forth for some time until I could peel off sticker.

It does take about 20 min per visor- PIA.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
The 90% alcohol is no problem removing the stickers from Alcantara.

I took a small bowl and put about 1/2 inch of the alcohol on the bottom Then soaked the sponge in the alcohol which I then slowly applied back and forth for some time until I could peel off sticker.

It does take about 20 min per visor- PIA.
Thank you, that's great. Any remnants? Assume it appears natural thereafter?
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:46 PM
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Thank you, that's great. Any remnants? Assume it appears natural thereafter?
All fine- the alcohol will take care of remnants. Then I used a lightly damp warm wash cloth to clean the area and make the alcohol smell disappear

Then use your hand to smooth it all out- this sounds really weird
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