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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:11 PM
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How to Remove Bumper Stickers
You know why, you just need to know how:

• Spray the sticker with a lubricant (such as WD40, or the Sticker Lifter product featured below) and try to peel it off. If this doesn't work, proceed to step two.

• Wet a rag in boiling hot water and soak the area where the bumper sticker is for 30 seconds or more. Similar to removing wallpaper from your home. Try and peel it off. If unsuccessful, continue on to the next step.

• Soften the adhesive with heat from a blow dryer. Start to peel off a corner of the sticker while continuing to apply heat, or gently scrape off the sticker with a rubber spatula or a putty knife with its metal blade wrapped in duct tape. Do not use a razor blade; it can scratch paint and bumpers.

• Wipe the remains of the sticker away with a soft, lint-free rag dampened with rubbing alcohol.

• Buff the bumper or panel with a polishing compound and a fresh coat of wax to complete the job.



Good luck, see you in 2012!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:12 PM
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1. And after that send them to the WH
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:14 PM
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4. What a nasty little idea!
Thanks ever so much, think I'll use it :evilgrin:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:15 PM
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6. Hey I sent my mug and T-shirt there today
with a long letter.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:55 AM
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39. I Gathered All Memorabilia
from the convention, my pass, the pictures, the newspapers, magazines.

I don't want to spend money send it - I may just drive it all down to Michael Bennet office - he was all for extending Bush tax cuts for 1 - 2 years.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:13 PM
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2. I never put any bumper stickers on my autos, but
Thanks for posting. It's good information to have.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:13 PM
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3. Thanks. Will do but
will keep my Clinton one. The rest can go.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:14 PM
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5. !
:thumbsup: Good having fellow Americans helping other Americans. Thanks!
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:20 PM
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7. Thank you!
mine are coming off tomorrow. See ya in 2012 with a better candidate this time hopefully! :hi:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:22 PM
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8. You just reminded me to find an Obama 2012 sticker. Thanks!
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 07:23 PM by Arkana
I'd rather have a President who knows when to stand on principle and when to get results than to constantly pick fights when people's livelihoods are teetering on the brink.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:27 PM
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10. Thanks for the bump!
See you in 2012!
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cowcommander Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:22 PM
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9. Any oil-based substance will work to remove stickers
I use baby oil to remove price tags from items that are sensitive to scratches. Just put enough on the sticker for it to be absorbed and wait a bit, then simply peel off.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:28 PM
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11. Final step: mail sticker back to source.
Demand refund.
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Foo Fighter Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:30 PM
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31. And threaten to take them to court for fraud if they don't comply. n/t
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:29 PM
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12. LOL!
funny.

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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 07:47 PM
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13. In today's economy ...
... just call the finance company. They'll remove the bumperstickers, the bumper, and the whole damn car.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:07 PM
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14. Kick back to the top.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:27 PM
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15. Cheap plastic putty knives are a good tool for scraping.
Paint thinner and acetone can also come in handy. There are a lot of different adhesives used on stickers.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:31 PM
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16. I have a magnetic 'bring our troops home' ribbon
I'm still waiting to take that one off. Been years now.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:27 PM
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19. Hoy boy, an admission that I wouldn't make.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 08:59 PM
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17. Deleted message
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:48 PM
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21. On the contrary, I don't WANT to save the administration
I rather think I want to replace the damn thing

See you in 2012!
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:19 PM
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23. Thought as much.
But, you won't see me.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:24 PM
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25. We'll see you in 2012
One way or another.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:19 PM
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24. Thought as much.
But, you won't see me.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:27 PM
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26. I don't care about the administration. I care about the country, and the people
The president can go capitulate with the Republicans all he wants, after 2012 he can damn well do it with his own dime, on his own time.

Not on mine. Not anymore.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:27 PM
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28. Dupe Error /nt
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 10:29 PM by demwing
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:27 PM
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29. Dupe Error #2 /nt
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 10:30 PM by demwing
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:01 PM
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47. Nuke it from orbit. n/t
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:30 PM
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52. "It's the only way to be sure"
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:09 PM
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18. WD-40 is all you need.


Or a hand held hair blower and some cooking oil on a rag to get any remaining adhesive off.
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Foo Fighter Donating Member (621 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:37 PM
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32. LOL! A picture is worth a thousand words.
BTW, I don't know who the person in the pic is (you, perhaps?) but whoever it is, he has a good chance of getting my vote in 2012. If it's you, just PM me your platform. ;)
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:28 PM
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20. I thought about it, then I remembered how much these fucking rePIGLICONs hate the sight of it here,
so I'm leaving mine just for that reason.
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:56 AM
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40. You can cover it with any number of stickers they will hate more. I just added a "Turn Off Fox"

sticker to my truck recently. I've only gotten positive comments on it so far, but I live in a pretty liberal area.

The "Alan Grayson for President 2012" is a good one too, and if you place it directly over your Obama sticker you won't even have to worry about removing it.

http://evolvefish.com/fish/TLS-stickers.html
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 09:57 PM
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22. Here's a great place to get new stickers, political and otherwise:
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 10:02 PM by BlueIris
http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/scan/fi=products/st=db/s...

ETA: Well, some of these might interest our posters. Some, not so much.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:27 PM
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27. My Obama/Biden sticker ain't goin' anywhere. nt
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:30 PM
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All I have is a Feingold 2010 sticker and I'm leaving it on.
I'm in mourning.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 11:50 PM
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34. this may cheer you up...
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:30 PM
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30. All I have is a Feingold 2010 sticker and I'm leaving it on.
I'm in mourning.
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wildflowergardener Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-07-10 10:47 PM
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33. Not easy when it's so cold
Edited on Tue Dec-07-10 10:52 PM by wildflowergardener
I just removed my Obama and Yes we did bumper sticker. Sad to do it. My republican co-workers will probably think I removed them for different reasons.

I just wish it wasn't 20 degrees outside. I finally got them off - the oil did help make them less brittle but not perfectly.

I still like Obama - just really really disappointed. Sometimes I think it will be nice to just be anonymous - no stickers at all - will keep it that way for awhile. I just can't get excited about politics anymore. We fought and fought to get the majority and while it's better than the alternative, it just doesn't matter when the majority won't fight for what they believe in.

If the congress fights against this maybe I'll still have some hope. I was a big Obama supporter from the beginning, but now sort of think maybe Hillary should have won - I guess no telling if she would have fought more - somehow I think so.

I hope he proves me wrong in the future.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:02 AM
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35. I've been contemplating removing mine for about a year, but left it on
just to piss off the wingnuts. Today sealed the deal for me. Mine's going to Pennsylvania Avenue via U.S. mail.

Thanks for the tips.

REC.

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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:15 AM
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36. Sending removed bumper stickers to the White House ...
might make a point.

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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:35 AM
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37. Lets start something here...
Let's get out the word to as many resources as possible. Tell your friends, tell your family, tweet it, post it on facebook, email it across the country!

Let's send 1,000,000 old Obama Bumperstickers to the Whitehouse! Send a Mesage to Obama that you tare tired of "Abstract Ideals" - starting with his phoney Hope and Change.

Peel it off and mai it to:

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20500-0004
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:15 PM
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42. Thanks for the address! (n/t)
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disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:41 AM
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38. I just use that thin flexable magnet material...
and avoid all of this - but thanks for the info.
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:57 AM
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41. You can also just cover them up with better sticker. "Alan Grayson for President," perhaps?
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:54 PM
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43. Step 6
Mail the gunky debris to the White House:

The "Hope & Change" Guy
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington DC

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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 12:58 PM
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44. Just slap a W sticker over it
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 04:30 PM
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45. The only way you'll find a W on my car
Is if its from Germany, and preceded by a V
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:00 PM
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46. Nevermind. It's stuck back in the ditch. n/t
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:04 PM
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48. Slam into the bumper at full speed.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:08 PM
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49. Wish I hadn't thrown my sticker away, I would have gladly mailed it. n/t
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Fruittree Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:25 PM
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50. I'll keep my bumper stickers - thank you...
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 05:26 PM
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51. I rejoice that I never put that one on.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 09:28 PM
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54. Same. My only sticker now is a rainbow triangle
to promote tolerance and equality.
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-10 06:26 PM
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53. Thank you! My best friend was just asking how to do this. n/t
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