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Hey just wondering what everyone's opinion is on debageing any car with stick on badges? What chemicals/tools are the best to use that won't mess up the paint!?
 

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The best and easiest is with heat applied to the badge (Not a blow torch) but a heat gun similar to a hair drier. When warmed to the right temp use a piece of plastic fishing line pull it under the badge and this will remove the bonding. The adhesive residue can then be removed with a remover such as goof off or sometimes just by using auto detailer or wax.
 

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I've debaged almost every vehicle I've owned :D

I use a heat gun and my fingers for the most part. Fishing line works for those hard to grap emblems.
Any leftover residue is cleaned up quick with a COTTON rag and some 3M adhesive remover.
Don't forget to wax/polish the area when you are done :D
 

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The best and easiest is with heat applied to the badge (Not a blow torch) but a heat gun similar to a hair drier. When warmed to the right temp use a piece of plastic fishing line pull it under the badge and this will remove the bonding. The adhesive residue can then be removed with a remover such as goof off or sometimes just by using auto detailer or wax.

Couldnt have put it any better! :thumbsup:
 

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Exactly.

In Texas, we just leave the car in the sun for a few hours. It is as hot as a Heat gun!
 

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Exactly.

In Texas, we just leave the car in the sun for a few hours. It is as hot as a Heat gun!
Sad but true lol I just removed someones badges off of there focus this last weekend for them and all I used was fishing line.
I wrapped a piece around 2 screwdrivers slid the line behind the badge.....lightly pulled against the badge while working it back and forth and it came off. I scratched the gluestuff off with my finger then took some goo gone to take the rest off then I waxed it and done.

Around here in the summer its been known for badges to fall off when you dont know due to the heat lol

I lost my rearview mirror on a set of streetscene truck mirrors because of the 100degree temps melting the glue/stucko they use lol it fell off driving down the highway.
 

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I know thread revival, but this is what search gave me to work with.

I got the heat and fishing line trick, did that to my 06 Eclipse. But is it the same for the bowtie on the back? What about the front? I just ordered the heritage badges and am trying to research. Thanks.
 

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Ya, I got it cleaned up. But that doesnt fix the holes. Also the fishing line wouldnt go past the 2 pegs. I soaked in goo gone and used some nylon string. If anyone is trying I would suggest putting something behind the opposite side of the badge to prevent scratching when you pull.
 

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i realized there was pins holding that badge in before i tried to take mine off. always check behind a badge to see if there is more holding it in than double sided tape. i took my trunk cover off and noticed the pins in it and decided to leave it alone.
 
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