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Old 06-11-2001, 07:35 PM   #26
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Regular bug and tar remover has worked fine for me in the past. I really don't have any experience w/goo gone though.
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:44 PM   #27
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the product with the label "Goo gone" is fine with the paint (what i used and no problems, but disclaimer, if u screw it up it aint my fault!)
just wash and wax the area afterwards...
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:59 PM   #28
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I tried it on my car. They are re-doing a lot of the highway between my house and work, so you can imagine the crap on my car and wheels. I'll tell you this; I am gonna need another bottle soon! I love it. I have not seen any drawbacks so far. In fact when I'm in a hurry, I have even squirted the stuff directly on the car, let it sit, and then wipe off the gunk. No dis-colorations, or splotching. Works great. Have no fear.
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Old 06-11-2001, 09:27 PM   #29
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I debadged this weekend. Use your fingertips to rub the glue away, and watch those nails. It gets a little hot, but comes right off. You don't need to heat the letters, either. Fishing line works fine (thanks, Rob and Kyle!)

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Old 06-11-2001, 09:33 PM   #30
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I've used goo gone on my car before without any adverse result. Just be sure to rinse it off with some water after.
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Old 06-12-2001, 05:23 AM   #31
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Great all! Thanks for your help - I will fear Goo Gone no more!
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Old 06-12-2001, 06:28 AM   #32
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Goof Off worked for me to. Also WD-40 works well.
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Old 06-12-2001, 07:25 AM   #33
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Yeah, and WD-40 cures cancer, so why not use it...
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Old 08-08-2001, 01:27 AM   #34
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Default Badge Removal

I want to remove the Subaru badge that runs along the back of the trunk. Just wondering what the best method is?

On previous cars I have removed the factory stickers from the trunk area using a hair dryer and goo gone (get rid of the sticky residue), then washing the area and buffing it out.

Does that same technique apply to the metal badges?
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Old 08-08-2001, 01:31 AM   #35
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heat it up and use floss. any residue left=goo gone.
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Old 08-08-2001, 01:37 AM   #36
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I just left my car outside in the sun (it was prob around 90) for an hour or so and just used waxed dental floss and the subaru emblems came off really easily. Then i just used bug and tar remover to take off the residue. It was really easy.
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Old 08-08-2001, 01:38 AM   #37
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Not to flame, but the search engine works!!

I did a search using "debadge AND WRX" -->

http://www.i-club.com/forums/search....der=descending
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Old 12-05-2001, 09:24 PM   #38
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Question safely debadge WRX

Hello all, I just got my WRX 2 weeks ago and have recently debadged SUBARU letters on the back. My question is can you safely debadge WRX Impreza? I'm afraid there might be holes holding the badge in place. Any info are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 12-05-2001, 09:46 PM   #39
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Old 12-05-2001, 10:10 PM   #40
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I was interested in debadging my car as well, I am just interested to hear what you did to remove the lettering?
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Old 12-05-2001, 10:39 PM   #41
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One way is to heat the letters up with a hairdryer/heatgun then take fishing line or dental floss and slide it behind the letters. Roll the excess ashesive off with your thumb then use a adhesive remover(i used 3M). On my car you can't tell that there was ever SUBARU on there.
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Old 12-05-2001, 10:42 PM   #42
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Make sure to add a good coat of wax after getting everything clean.
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Old 12-05-2001, 11:13 PM   #43
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Thanks for the info North Ursalia.

Ebarb01, if you're interested in debadging, I think you should do it sooner rather than later. I used regular waxed dental floss, the whole process took about 1/2 an hour to debadge SUBARU letters and clean off the adhensive stuff. I'm planning to debadge WRX as well now that I know there are no holes behind it. One last thing, I would use a hairdryer as ErrolR1919 has already pointed out since it'll be much easier to debadge the letters. I didn't use it since there's a bit rain when I was debadging.
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Old 12-06-2001, 12:43 AM   #44
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I actually used a plastic spatula only because I was out of floss! But yes, floss and a heat gun or hair dryer. Heat up the letters until they wiggle a little. Then use the floss and pull it behind the letter like you're cutting it off. When you get the letters off, there will be bits of double sided tape left over on the trunk. Roll off as much as you can with your thumb, or any other fingers for that matter. Lastly, instead of using any solutions to remove the residue, in fear of damaging the clear coat, use a paint cleaning compound (polishing wax) instead and just buff it out. Finish it off with a good coat of caranuba wax and TADA!! Stealth!

-Jason SDC

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Old 12-06-2001, 10:08 AM   #45
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Talking something else that works well...

this 3M adhesive removing wheel....

attaches directly to your drill...
and takes of any adhesive material, quickly and without scratching!

took minutes to remove the ancient pin striping on my 95 L....





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Old 12-06-2001, 10:27 AM   #46
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wow Jamie...that thing is cool!!!!

wut is it made out of...
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Old 12-06-2001, 11:25 AM   #47
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it's made of rubber... like an eraser sort of...

it just rubs adhesive stuff right off! no scratches...

can be found at MOST hardware stores...

have fun
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Old 12-06-2001, 12:06 PM   #48
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I had a post before about this question and had a lot of good input. I have had my car for about 4 months, but it has lived in the garage most of that time as I have been away at school so there is no real damage or fading from the sun. I was planing on using the hair dryer to heat the letters then bug and tar remover to get the tape off. Thanks for the help I think it will look really good.
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Old 12-06-2001, 02:49 PM   #49
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there is just something set-see about a pic of a womans arm working on a car with power tools



sorry J, had to
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Old 12-06-2001, 07:17 PM   #50
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I don't need no stinking badges!

I removed the "S U B A R U" and the "IMPREZA" badges, but left the "WRX" badge on. First, I thoroughly cleaned around the letters to remove any grit. Then, I used Kevlar fishing line to "saw" through the rubber adhesive as close to the metal as possible. Kevlar fishing is real strong, thin and slippery ... cuts right through the rubber. This is best done with the surrounding metal as warm as possible (heat lamp or hair dryer). You are then left with the rubber shadow of the letters on your trunk. Use "Goo Gone" or other rubber adhesive remover and the edge of a credit card to carefully scrape the remaining adhesive off. Follow-up with a few rounds of polishing when you are finished removing all of the adhesive. (Save the badges) You are done!

PS: Don't worry, there are no holes in the trunk lid.
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