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Fake hood vents

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Snowaway, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    Anyone know how to get stick on hood vent's off without EFIN up the paint? Will it make me go slower?:confused:
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    heat gun or hair dryer to loosen up the gooo. then get some goo gone from any department store to remove the sticky stuff.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    and you can use dental floss to get under it also if need be.
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    Or fishing line.
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Fluid Film! Jk.....although it may actually work. :)

    I agree with these guys. I have removed them with fishing line and a heat gun applying the pressure as high as possible. Don't worry about the mess on the actuall hood just yet. I did this with two guys to keep the plastic as nimble as possible.You can use Prep wipe......or other prep cleaning solvent found at your local part store. They use it for prepping a metal surface prior to painting. Works well with glues, grease, and other containments. Let the first and last application sit for a moment before wiping. :nod:
  6. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    WD-40 is good for removing adhesive.
  7. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    really...I will have to try that. Never thought of using it for that.
  8. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    save your fingers and go get an eraser wheel. you can pick one up at any good paint supplier or online for about $12.
  9. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Once the scoops are off, dont let the adhesive sit in the sun for any length of time before you finish the job.
  10. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    I agree.
    Heat gun and then pull them off.
    If you have a lot of adhesive left the eraser wheels work great.
    They'll take off vinyl pinstripes, lettering, decals, etc.. as well.

    Looks like what's on this crud thug:

    That's what we used to get the adhesive off under all the F-350 and Power Stroke badges on my truck.

    If most of the adhesive comes off with the vent. Rub it down with some 3M adhesive remover to get any residue off.
  11. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    DC, thats pretty sweet, mine is completely round with no grooves to it. That looks like it would have alot more bite on the bigger jobs. There slick for removing pin stripe too. The actual wheel isn't Snap On is it? My local suppliers (Napa and Keystone Auto) doesn't have anything like that up here.
  12. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Pretty sure it is, came with the Snap-On crud thug along with a few other wheels.

    Just have to be careful not to burn the paint.

    Luckily a good buddy of mine has a body shop/repair shop so I get to use all the cool tools without having to buy them, :D
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    yeah, that is a plus. I worked at a body shop awhile back towing, and doing body work when idle. I acquired all kinds of stuff over the 5 years I was there. Even attended a few PPG classes for frame pulling, and estimate. I will look into the sanp on thing. Thanks for the info!