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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Body Decals...

I bought my 06 cobalt a week ago & it has these ugly body decals down the side. I dont know how long they have been on there. But would there be a paint difference if I took them off? noob
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It would depend how long they have been there. But I had just taken off my side molding this week (which has been on for almost 3 years) and there was almost no paint difference. You'd be taking a risk with yours since you have no idea when they were put on.
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Do a small test spot, clean buff and wax. This will tell you how much fade you have.

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^ x2. I took my door molding off of my 05 and someone had obviously bumped that piece becuase there were scratches all around where the molding was. But, the paint underneath was still the same color, you never know and thats why you test.
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i took off my badges and trim on my 05 just a week ago and there was a slight difference but i think after a couple weeks in the sun the colors should meet up again lol.
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Pictures of decal?

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^ We wanna see how hideous it is. :P

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I can see why you'd want to remove them. Did you try a test spot or is it not yours yet? That paint looks in good shape you should be good to remove them, clean the glue, wash, buff, wax and good to go.

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Its mine, & not yet... They look like they have been on there for a while, so I think it if I tried to pull back some.. it would take the paint with it.
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