As my Defender decals were old and faded I
decided to remove them. Start by heating up the decals with a hair
dryer or a hot air gun on low heat. Once warm enough the decals can be peeled
off. I used methylated spirits to remove the remaining
glue residue although other products are available. This process can take a couple days if you’re
unlucky enough for the glue residue to separate from the vinyl when removing. Now that I’ve removed all the glue residue
you can see there’s a difference in the colour, from the faded to the unfaded so I’m going to give it a quick cut and polish
on the rest of the door just to mask some of the variation in colour. Takes 20 years off its age.