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Sticker/Badge Removal (Weight Reduction)

This is going to cut some serious time off of my track runs. I considered putting this in the technical section, but opted against. While some have done the badge removal (old hat for most members), I don't think anybody posted the sticker removal. Total weight removed from vehicle was 0.0000572 ounces. Here are my latest mods.

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This was done with dental floss, adhesive remover and a blow dryer similar to what other owners have done. Note the handsome devil reflecting in the car!!!

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Smoothing rear end

It was never my intent to remove the pontiac names/emblems from the back. But after a few car washes and seeing how dirt and wax got stuck in the lettering, I was forced to do it. I was really concerned that it would look ugly. But I am very very pleased with the results. Could not be happier! Here is what the rear looks like

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Roadside Assistance Sticker Removal

Same deal, adhesive remover.

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Convertible Top Sticker

This didn't need any adhesive remover at all. It just peeled off.

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Seat Belt Tag Remover

No scissors. Just ripped them out. Came out easy.

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This is going to cut some serious time off of my track runs. I considered putting this in the technical section, but opted against. While some have done the badge removal (old hat for most members), I don't think anybody posted the sticker removal. Total weight removed from vehicle was 0.0000572 ounces. Here are my latest mods.

GM Pimple Removal Before:


GM Pimple Removal After:


This was done with dental floss, adhesive remover and a blow dryer similar to what other owners have done. Note the handsome devil reflecting in the car!!!
Where is the Solstice decals on the calipers????

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Inside Door Sticker Removal

Again, adhesive remover. This sticker looked like it had some important information on it. So when I peeled it off, I stuck it in the back of my owner's manual. I will show you the pics of that later. Note that when you take it off, some of the white backing will remain on the door. You can remove this with the adhesive remover. While the white backing will stay, the important numbers/data will remain on the sticker.

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Door Sill Sticker Removal

Two stickers here. The one about Delaware is garbage. But the one about tires you should keep. Placed this in the owners manual as well. Again, yellow/white background might be lost but numbers will remain on the sticker.

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Stickers in Owner's Manual

All the stickers fit nicely in the owners manual.


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Where is the Solstice decals on the calipers????
I haven't ordered mine yet. Waiting until I get enough money to get them painted. Once I get them painted, I will definately be adding the decals!!!

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If GM had put the stickers on the calipers,you,d just remove them.

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I haven't ordered mine yet. Waiting until I get enough money to get them painted. Once I get them painted, I will definately be adding the decals!!!
You can do it yourself, it's a piece of cake.

Also, good pics, and the badge shave looks great. If you did the have you can paint the calipers.

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Yeah... not sure what to say. A little weird, but... hey... to each their own.

If you ever buy a car with emblems on them, and by chance you perhaps decide to keep them.. you can clean the wax and buildup off from around them VERY easily with a "soft-touch" bristled toothbrush.

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If GM had put the stickers on the calipers,you,d just remove them.
Too funny! I actually think the caliper decals look cool. I like the strobe light effect you get when the car is in motion. The extraneous stickers on the drivers side had to go!

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Yeah... not sure what to say. A little weird, but... hey... to each their own.

If you ever buy a car with emblems on them, and by chance you perhaps decide to keep them.. you can clean the wax and buildup off from around them VERY easily with a "soft-touch" bristled toothbrush.
I admit I was a little hesitant, but I really like the look after taking them off. Smooth like a baby's bottom!

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He's a STREAKER!! LOL

Now will call you "The Streaker" making your car all naked like that!!

Hey that sticker you took off the door you might want to consider putting back on it has your VIN number and I believe its very important to have on a car for matters like cars being stolen, etc, etc. Should have the build date and color code on it too i believe, at least alot of my GM cars have it there.

I saw a DEVIL in that pic but not sure about a handsome one...

Glad you got your car!

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Again, adhesive remover. This sticker looked like it had some important information on it. So when I peeled it off, I stuck it in the back of my owner's manual. I will show you the pics of that later. Note that when you take it off, some of the white backing will remain on the door. You can remove this with the adhesive remover. While the white backing will stay, the important numbers/data will remain on the sticker.

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