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Old 06-06-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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Which is Better

Goof Off or Goo Gone for removing the glue left behind after removing Decals?

Quick question, can you place new decals over old dried cracked ones???

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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Don't know those products but some of DW's nail polish remover and toothbrush will do the trick and no, I wouldn't put new decals over old.

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:21 PM   #3
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I've used Goo Gone and have had excellent results with it. Haven't tried Goof Off though.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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Goof Off was great for removing dried pitch. Don't know about decals.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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The clear liquid goof off in the can (not the stuff in the plastic spray bottle) worked best for me. Tried the goo gone as well and it took a little longer to loosen up the glue but it would work.
Wet the adhesive with a goof off dampened rag and the adhesive softens in seconds. Wipe the soft adhesive off with a second rag or paper towel right away because if you wait any time at all the goof off evaporates and the adhesive get sticky really fast and then it won't come off and you will have to wet it again.
When I was in Apache Junction, AZ this winter I was asking a painter working on repainting a front cap in the park about my sad looking decals and he had the name and number of a guy in town that put new vinyl right on top of old. Can't vouch for it but I do know it is being done.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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Better than Goof Off or Goo Gone

I've tried both Goof Off & Goo Gone. Neither one is as good as UN-DU for removing glue residue. It might smell like someone turned a skunk loose but that only lasts a couple of minutes.

From experience, it's hard to cover up (hide) old cracked decals. Nothing like doing a job correctly.

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