I haven't seen a thread recently about this, and although I mentioned it as an aside in a different thread, I wanted to get more feedback:
I notice on a lot of new car lots that certain dealers either put a sticker on their new cars/trucks advertising their location, or sometimes it even appears to be painted on. Thankfully, my local dealer doesn't do this, but if I ever bought a new vehicle and the dealer painted their logo on it, I would be pretty pissed.
Just wondering how many people out there have received this "surprise", and how folks generally deal with it. If the logo is painted on, it would seem to me that it would be tough to remove without damaging the factory paint underneath; or maybe the "painted on" logo is just a sticker that looks painted on. Anyway, I'm just curious about this should I ever have to deal with it in the future .....
2013 Ruby Red Lariat 4x4 EcoBeast SuperCab
Mine had a small decal w/ dealer name just below F150 emblem on tailgate, which came off as soon as I got home. Nearly did that during walk-around inspection while sales guy was watching but figured no need to offend...
2014 F150 SuperCab FX4 6.5', 6.2L, 3.73 e-locker, Max Tow - factory ordered
2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ 5spd manual, modded for rocky trails - factory ordered
2006 Nissan Frontier King Cab Nismo 4x4 6spd manual - factory ordered (sold)
For some of my previous cars I made the dealer take it off before I drove off the lot.
On my current F-150 I didn't notice until I got home but it was real easy... All you need is a hair dryer and slow peel...
PS: I also always remove license plate frames with dealer branding. No frame is cleaner.
depends on the sticker...if its small i leave it but if its bold i take it off...i left the one on my 07 F150 but i didnt put one on the new truck(love working at a ford dealer lol), plate frames dont bug me at all
2014 F150 XLT Supercrew 5.0 (ALL the options)
1968 Ford Thunderbird 2dr Landau 429CID V8 1 of 950-Weekend Toy