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Old 05-19-2000, 07:26 AM   #1
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Have a Nice Day? QUICK - Debadging Help?

So I decided to remove the SUBARU lettering off of the trunk this morning, and the letters came off really easy, but there is lots of grey stick left on the car. Any tips on how to remove? Anyone else have the same thing happen? Thanks

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Old 05-19-2000, 07:29 AM   #2
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I think some people used finder nail polish remover, but I'm not sure.
When I removed my dealership's logo the tape rubbed right off with my finger, but I guess the Subaru tape is higher quality.
Have you run a search yet?
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:32 AM   #3
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I suggest going the non-chemical route...or at least the safe chemical route. Heat up the sticky stuff with a hair dryer and then they should rub right off. Any residue can be easily removed with any citrus cleaner...much easier on the paint than WD-40 or finger nail polish. This method worked great for me. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Old 05-19-2000, 07:47 AM   #4
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The hair dryer worked pretty well for me, too.

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Old 05-19-2000, 07:53 AM   #5
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A hairdryer will work really well, heat it up peel off what you can...

then, you can take a non-abrasive wax/polish and clean up the rest with a clean SOFT cloth....

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Old 05-19-2000, 07:59 AM   #6
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step one..dont cut yer fingernails
step two ..heat up glue with hair dryer
step three....scrape away gently with fingernails.
worked for me
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Old 05-19-2000, 09:01 AM   #7
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Hey guys/gal. Thanks for your tips. It just required more heat and rubbing than I expected. Oh well, good thing I had a friend to help out. It looks great. Thanks for the quick responses.

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Old 05-22-2000, 02:04 PM   #8
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Volvokiller - always trying to be mysterious. Black sunglasses. Black car. Black tint. Now a car with no name. How the heck is the meter maid supposed to write up a parking ticket now, Mister?

That's not a bad idea.....hair dryer, huh?
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Old 05-22-2000, 02:25 PM   #9
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haha, ya, his car was nice tho.
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Old 05-22-2000, 04:01 PM   #10
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Speaking of debadging, is there any worry about the notably thin Subaru paint cracking due to the heat?

I have some spare time in shop class to remove the badges (just removed the hood deflector yesterday) and I can supply the hair dryer and dental floss. I just want to make sure I do it right.

Also-anyone have any picks of the 2.5 RS trunk with just the "S U B A R U" lettering removed? Pref. in rally blue, but if not, oh well.
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Old 05-22-2000, 04:08 PM   #11
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the ole hair dryer trick is not going to hurt the paint any...
of course you don't want to ROAST THE CAR...
just warm up whatever it is you are trying to remove from it... hold the hair dryer about 6 in. from the car... be gentle!!

I for one should know.... as much as i have swapped my stickers around...

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Old 05-22-2000, 05:07 PM   #12
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You know an old trick of getting gum out of a dogs hair is to use peanut butter, wonder if it'll work here? Besides when you placed the peanut butter on you can just lick it off. Or get your dog to do it.

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Old 05-22-2000, 05:09 PM   #13
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reheheehehe...Gravity....just makes sure it's SMOOTH pb!
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Old 05-23-2000, 01:51 AM   #14
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DO NOT USE FINGERNAIL POLISH REMOVER OR ANY OTHER SOLVENT You will destroy your paint, or at the very least, fog your wax. I found this out the hard way when a lot of "helpful" individuals from USENET told me to use GOO-GONE. It totally fogged my wax and took months for the fogging to go away.

Instead, use WD-40 with an old soft 100% cotton tshirt. It's a two step process. First, heat up the area to remove the sticker with a blow dryer (a heat gun is too hot). Once the sticker comes off, let it get cold again. Then, while the paint is cold, drown the area with WD-40 and let it sit for 30 seconds. Rub lightly in counterclockwise patterns (wax on, wax off) and the goo will come right off. Repeat by spraying more WD-40 as necessary.

Followup by washing the car to get the WD-40 oil off.

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