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Old 02-03-2017, 01:57 AM
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GP2 Roof Decal Replacement - how easy?

Hi Guys,

I need to replace one of the standard roof decals (not roof number, but the full-length section) on my GP2 as it's swirly, flaky and with patchy gloss.

I've got the replacement part from MINI but my question is.. how easy are they to remove? (I'm talking specifically about the GP2 full-length roof decals, not decals in general).

I'm debating whether to DIY or pay someone to do it for me. Fitting myself isn't a problem, but wondered if they come off easy... or in a million tiny pieces with loads of nasty residue.

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I removed mine really quick with the help of a heat gun. After removing all the GP decals I waxed the car.

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I removed mine really quick with the help of a heat gun. After removing all the GP decals I waxed the car.

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Thanks, that's given me a bit more confidence!

Did you remove yours from new? Or had they been on the car for some time?
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do not apply decals to a waxed area - feel free to wax after and even on top of the decal
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do not apply decals to a waxed area - feel free to wax after and even on top of the decal
Thanks. Since I'm removing the old one first and assuming I'm going to need solvents to get the glue remenents off, it should be about as clean a surface as possible.
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In case anyone finds this thread and has the same question the answer is...

I put on my big-boy pants, grabbed the wife's hairdryer and gave it a go.

The decal came off super easy with plenty of heat and patience - all in one piece and with zero residue. A quick wipe down with neat alcohol and the surface was ready.

The relacement sticker kit has some handy tabs to help fit in the correct place, but I'd marked out the old one with masking tape so got it perfectly aligned. A bit of soapy water and a squeegee, plus some care and attention and the job was done.

Wiped it down, waited for it to dry thoroughly, then waxed over the top. Perfect.

Skill level required 3/10
Patience and preparation required 8/10

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Awesome, you should have taken pictures
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Awesome, you should have taken pictures
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Love those old garage doors! Great job! You should be proud!
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Love those old garage doors! Great job! You should be proud!
Cheers! Always satisfying to do a job yourself, especially one where there's an element of risk. Was the last little 'to do' job on my GP2 so now just driving and polishing
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