I'm the original owner of a '79 TA. Car runs well and is still fun to drive. Have been slowly refurbishing the car with the engine rebuild and suspension work done. Now it's on to the appearance. Some things on exterior and interior I am doing myself but know at some point I'll be left with the body paint and decals to deal with. The paint is actually still in good shape as the car has been garaged most of it's life. The soft parts (front bumper/air dam, fender flares and spoiler) are the only part showing paint wear and the decals have faded over the years. Ideally I'd only have to replace the decals and repaint the soft parts but need to educate myself as I have no experience with this type of work.
Question is how to remove the faded decals (particularly the hood bird) without damaging the paint? Can it even be done/should it be done? Or am I looking at a full body repaint?