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Unread 05-05-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Removing Gold Decals and Pin-stripe

Hi there,

I have a 93 JGC Limited with the stock gold decals and stripping. Is there an easy way to remove all the gold decals and stripping without causing harm to the paint?

My idea is to remove all the gold and replace it with a silver color.

Thanks.

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Unread 05-06-2004, 12:18 AM   #2
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Hi there,

I have a 93 JGC Limited with the stock gold decals and stripping. Is there an easy way to remove all the gold decals and stripping without causing harm to the paint?

My idea is to remove all the gold and replace it with a silver color.

Thanks.
I don't believe any of the striping is decal work. I think it is all paint underneath the clear coat. I don't know of anyone that has successfully removed the gold.
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Unread 05-06-2004, 12:57 AM   #3
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I think there are very few people who have not thought of removing the gold bling-bling from their ZJ (why did they ever do it in gold in the first place?!?!?).

But alas it is much harder to remove than just pin-striping. I would still love to remove mine. I was thinking of sanding it off and having the whole clear coat redone. Is that a reasonable option?
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Unread 05-06-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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Would this work??

How about we just have identical silver stickers designed and stick them over top of the stock gold?

Does that sound doable?
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Unread 05-06-2004, 08:14 AM   #5
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How about we just have identical silver stickers designed and stick them over top of the stock gold?

Does that sound doable?

Sounds much more doable than repainting a 1/8 inch thick line all the way around the Jeep.
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Unread 05-07-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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Hi there,

I have a 93 JGC Limited with the stock gold decals and stripping. Is there an easy way to remove all the gold decals and stripping without causing harm to the paint?

My idea is to remove all the gold and replace it with a silver color.

Thanks.

I have a '93 Limited and have thought about this too. The 2 narrow stripes just below the windows are definately just decals. You should be able to remove them by heating them with a heat gun or hair dryer and carefully scraping them off. Any sticky residue could be removed with Goof-Off or something similar. The bigger problem is the wide gold stripe on the body cladding. I thought about just using automotive aerosol cans to prime, paint and clear coat it. I painted my stock gold aluminum wheels black using this method about 6 months ago and they have held up well.

If your Jeep still looks nice you may not want to paint it yourself. Mine's kind of a beater so I don't mind the DIY paint job...
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Unread 05-07-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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It doesnt amaze me how many of us dislike the gold treatment. I am going to make this my next project once I get all my mechanical stuff out of the way. I have owned my Jeep since new. It didnt bother me for the first 5yrs but then after that I kept thinking about it. If there is anyone out there that has successfully removed all the gold please post some pics. In addition to the stripping and decaling the badges will need to be addressed as well.
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Unread 05-07-2004, 10:56 PM   #8
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On the 94 ZJ we just got, the previous owners put their names on each side of the front doors in cursive lettering. One side says Jeff, the other Linda. Really cute, but it needs to come off the car because it looks ridiculous.

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Unread 05-07-2004, 11:20 PM   #9
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On the 94 ZJ we just got, the previous owners put their names on each side of the front doors in cursive lettering. One side says Jeff, the other Linda. Really cute, but it needs to come off the car because it looks ridiculous.

-Christian

I can only imagine the looks they must have gotten when they switched sides!
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Unread 05-08-2004, 12:37 AM   #10
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Yup, the gold needs to leave mine also
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Unread 05-08-2004, 01:37 AM   #11
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I'd be happy just to get rid of the strip on the cladding, I can live with the gold badging. I though about trying to paint over it. I'll be replacing the pimp daddy gold rims soon with some black steelies and want it GONE!

EDIT: check out kevin's site clicky go to the tech articles, there's 2 different write ups with some ideas.
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Unread 05-08-2004, 02:28 PM   #12
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I just noticed that out at the nagca sight that there were several guys who had "deleted gold package" in their comments. You might email one of them. Just a thought.
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