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      11-18-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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How to Remove Badges

Thought I'd do a write up on how to remove your stick on badges.
(Have also posted in my normal TWD thread)

What you will need:
1. Heat gun or hair dryer
2. Waxed dental floss (doesn't scratch)
3. Clay bar & lubrication





This is the badge that will be removed.



Get your heat gun or hair dryer and blow hot air on the badge for around 40 seconds or until badge surface is fairly hot to the touch.



Using waxed dental floss, simple insert from one side and thread/slide the floss piece behind the badge. This will safely "pull" away the badge and/or the adhesives.



Use your fingers carefully to assist in badge removal once the dental floss has safely detached the badge.



Carefully pull away the badge. Some adhesive will still be stuck on the paintwork. This should be heated with your heat gun or hair dryer and then rolled off the paintwork. Do NOT use your your fingernails to peel off the adhesive.



The outline of the badge may still be visibile.



Simply use your favourite clay bar with lubrication to remove any remaining adhesives.



Badge and adhesives safely and completely removed.
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      11-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Great DIY, the last time I tried to debadge a car made the mistake of using a thin metal ruler to pry it off.. not very smart unfortunately
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      11-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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This hasn't always worked for me.. not sure where I went wrong.

Was the 135i badge on my car. Clay & lube barely helped get the remaining residue off.
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      11-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bmroxm5
This hasn't always worked for me.. not sure where I went wrong.

Was the 135i badge on my car. Clay & lube barely helped get the remaining residue off.
Maybe you were using the wrong lube Stu!
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      11-27-2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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Must use Dodo Juice Stu from CarCareProducts
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      11-27-2012, 06:25 AM   #6
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Just use some adhesive remover like GooGone and it'll come right off. Then wash off the area and presto De-badged.
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      11-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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There are a few alternative products, but this method has always worked for me
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      04-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #8
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Piece of cake

I just went out, took some wax dental floss and ran it behind all the numbers. It slide down, saw motion, and the number came right off. I used a hair dryer on the sticky stuff and just rolled it off. I then used some turtle spray wax to clean up any residue. I was really surprised on how easy it was. I like the clean look.
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