Hi folk

Today you get to see my first attempt at bringing the interior of the Cabriolet back to life. This video demonstrates 2 different products.

The goo gone worked okay for the price. The Un Do, didn’t really work but I don’t think that is the right application. I would say that neither of these 2 products worked great. Just remember that this is EXTREME! Just because a product doesn’t work here, doesn’t mean it is a bad product.

If you know of any super cool techniques to remove stickers, post them in the comments. I will be more that happy to try them. There is no shortage of places that need work. This video confirmed the work that I have ahead of me.

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19 replies
  1. Brandon
    Brandon says:

    I would almost say you’ll have to use the harsh automotive chemicals. That or my next step would be to try to find some sort of acid that will desinagrate the paper but not harm vinyl.

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    • Charles
      Charles says:

      @Brandon,
      I am pretty sure yo are correct. My hope is to keep these seats so I am trying hard not to use the harsh stuff. I have a few other products in mind that I will try. Hope to shoot another video this weekend and try something a little stronger.

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    • Charles
      Charles says:

      Hey Cody,
      I plan on using some solvent that the detail department at my work uses. Also I have used a 3m spray adhesive remover that worked well on other projects.

      Also I plan on using a hair drier, I think a heat gun would be too hot.

      Outside of that, I need to hit the hardware store and do some shopping.

      Oh, someone on the Facebook page said that WD-40 works good. I will be trying that too.

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    • Charles
      Charles says:

      @Richard,
      We were just talking about that at work. I think that our detail department has one. Maybe I can borrow it to test. I know that a steamer works great on window tint. I learned that AFTER I spent hours trying to remove by hand.. D’oh

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  2. Mustang
    Mustang says:

    I’ve seen a culinary tool, similar to a pizza cutter with small teeth that you could use to roll and put small perforations in the paper that may allow your chemicals to work better. I don’t think it would poke into the seat cover.

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  3. Stephen
    Stephen says:

    I would try a hair dryer or heat gun to loosen it up and see if it’ll pull off. I also have a steamer at the bakery you could try.

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    • Charles
      Charles says:

      I thought the Hair dryer would work too. I tried it for a little while tonight, no luck. I will most likely take you up on the steamer. Question, Why does a bakery have a steamer?

      Oh, do you mean the steamer for the espresso machine. I would be more than happy to “borrow” that. 😉

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  4. Mathew Maher
    Mathew Maher says:

    I used a combination heat gun, Goo-Gone, Simple Green and Invisible Glass to remove an Apple sticker from the Golf.

    Of course that was on the rear hatch, so…. not sure if that would help with the interior..

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  5. Steve M.
    Steve M. says:

    Is there any way of contacting the group that “customized” this car? If you can find out exactly what they used on those seats, it may help determining the best way to remove it. Something like regular sticker adhesive would succumb to heat or petro-solvents. Something like papier-mâché or wallpaper paste would succumb to steam. Maybe they used an acrylic spray?

    Maybe find a furniture refinishing shop and see what they suggest. Those places strip all sorts of finishes off of all sorts of materials. They use solvents and techniques that don’t harm the underlying material.

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    • Charles
      Charles says:

      @Steve, I can try to find the guy that lead the project.

      I think the furniture shop is an AWESOME idea. They can’t afford to damage the fabric. NICE!!!

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  6. Garrett Craven
    Garrett Craven says:

    I know wd-40 works good when i can soak it. May need a lil basking on it before it starts to lift.

    As for the wallpaper removal tool, just be careful cuz they are DESIGNED to poke holes in somewhat thick wall paper and sometimes end up even into sheetrock. So it would prolly come down to the right amount of force behind it, not too much or little to get just enough penetration.

    I would advise asking an interior pro, maybe a detailer or an upholstery shop. I would ask my father in law for ya, however we arent exactly talkin :D. Good luck and keep us posted.

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  7. Garrett Craven
    Garrett Craven says:

    My wife suggests an iron with a steam option on it. She says she’s used one at her fathers upholstery shop. You’ll have heat an steam in one

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