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Old 01-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #201
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I have done this quite a few times... Everyone has their own process.

I apply some glue and label remover to the badge then use floss to dislodge. Removing the sticky backing from the paint is always the worst part. I typically apply more glue and label remover to a microfiber towel and let that soak into the backing. I then gently wipe the are with a microfiber towel to remove the adhesive.

After the material is completely removed, I use a stage 1 polish and an orbital to remove any scratches and correct any hazing caused by the glue and label. This step is then followed up with a coat of wax,

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #202
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Also a good way is to use a heat gun or some type of heat source. I did it and the glue comes off really easy. There might be a little glue left over but goo gone works great.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #203
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With older cars like mine that tend to leave lots of double-sided tape on the car's surface (after removing the emblems), save yourself some time by spraying some Bug&Tar remover on the areas several times over 20 minutes & then carefully scrape of the majority of the residue with a razor blade. It's pretty hard to scratch your paint this way if you have a steady hand. This will save you 20-30 min of trying to 'wipe away' all the goop as others have described.

Then just rub down with some GooBeGone, let set for a few minutes and start applying some elbow grease with a terry towel. All that's left is to buff out & Wax.

Start to finish shouldn't take more than about 45 minutes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:30 AM   #204
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I went with the bondo spreader technique. If you've got one lying around, give it a try. Use plenty of goo gone/goof off, and you'll be done in no time!
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I used a head gun and a badge eraser wheel for the glue, but I also did it right after I got my car so they came right off no prob.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:04 AM   #206
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I used fishing line to remove the badges then just rubbed the left over glue off with my finger. Took 10 minutes to do the back of my new hatch. finished up by washing, sealing, then waxing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #207
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I just heat them up with a hair dryer til you can move them with your fingers. Get a credit card and pry them off. Make sure the area is clean first obviously (wash wax) . Spray some quick detailer where the badges are removed and get extra adhesive with finger nails. Any left overs I use meguiars scratch x and the ghosting is gone after one pass
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