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Old 09-22-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Is a rubber eraser wheel and a heat gun a good way to debadge a wrx without ruining paint or leaving glue
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Yup, that will work nicely. You may not even have to use the eraser wheel if you get the adhesive warm enough with the heat gun. Depending on how long the badges have been on, you'll need to polish up the paint to get rid of any ghosting.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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all i do is use floss to take off the emblems then use bug and tar remover or adhesive remover. the heat gun isnt really necessary... but prob easier.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:32 AM   #4
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+1 on taco's comment.

sun>floss>googone>cleaner wax
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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cool thanks guys
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:14 AM   #6
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I had a terrible time getting the glue off. Had to rub it off hard.(Nobody get excited)

So worth it though
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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Use a hair dryer instead of a heat gun, or just set it to a really low temp.
Once it gets warm just use your nail to peel it off.
Then use a product like this vvvvvvv to clean the glue off.
http://www.golustro.com/Products/Formula-XD__FXD.aspx
Spray some xD on or get a damp rag and wipe off the glue.
Then use a magic eraser for final touches.
There is going always going to ghosting, unless you have a very new car.
Wax her up or use some 1000-1500 grit buffing compound.
Maybe even some body shine and clay before the waxing.
Good Luck
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:09 AM   #8
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Hey guys, I just debadged the car using some adhesive remove from autozone but now it seems to be really foggy in the area on the trunk, Is this permanent? What can I use to get it off? thanks!
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:14 AM   #9
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Hey guys, I just debadged the car using some adhesive remove from autozone but now it seems to be really foggy in the area on the trunk, Is this permanent? What can I use to get it off? thanks!

run a buffer over it using extra cut rubbing compound 3m then use finnesse it 3m to finish it off.

or you can use the good good its called forecla (i think i spelled that right)
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:53 AM   #10
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oh alright man cool, thanks!
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:12 AM   #11
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just showing the debadging i did on the left rear side of my sedan
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:20 AM   #12
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You can pick up SwirlX at a local store to help polish out the ghosting left over, that way you dont have to purchase an entire quart of 3m stuff.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:06 AM   #13
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I heated up the badges and peeled them off with my fingers. Then I used my fingernail to scratch off residual glue. Then I used Bug and Tar Remover to get the remainder off (it took 3 or 4 soak/scrapes to get it all). Then, when I had every speck of glue off, I clayed the area, then waxed it.

No indication of badging, looks nice, although that area is shinier than the rest of the car now....
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:56 AM   #14
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If you dont have a heat gun, the next best thing is to simply use a hairdryer. Works the same way
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:45 PM   #15
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I will be doing this today. I was going to use some fishing line, but dental floss seems like it may be less harsh on the paint. I do not have a nice buffer nor am I experienced with using clay and such. My subaru is 5 years old so I know there will be some ghosting..but I have some 3m wax (nothing special ) so I will get it as good as I can.. Prob won't be the greatest, but i want these letters gone! ^_^

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Old 10-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #16
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A few things to note: A heat gun is too hot, even on low. But maybe you are better with one than i am.. If you do use a heat gun, be sure to have something to grab the badge when it comes off as it will be too hot to grab with your hand. Also it can slide sideways and put a nic in your paint. It did mine so be sure to snatch it up before it scratches something with its edge. The bug and tar remover did nothing for the gunk on my car along with about 3 other products i tried. What did do the trick was carburetor cleaner. After I was done I used some wax to clean things up. There definitely is some ghosting, but all in all its worth it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:13 PM   #17
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I used a hair dryer.

Did I also mention there are HUNDREDS of threads on this subject?
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #18
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I debadged mine on a really hot day, so I didn't need the hair dryer, but I'm sure it would help. I just took some "extra heavy duty" floss (as regular floss kept breaking on me) and slowly went up and down with it underneath the badge. I had my friend gently lift up the badge too as I was going underneath it. As for the glue, I used goo gone and rubbed it off with my finger in circles.

worked great for me. I also put a little wax over the area because it was a slightly different color than the rest of the car :\
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