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Old 12-11-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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Removing Adhesive (aka superlamp)

For those of you that do not get the "superlamp" reference, thats ok, its not meant for you.

Anyway, for a while now i have been debating on whether or not to debadge my truck, but apparently the decision has been made for me. My truck is telling me it doesnt want chrome badging on it anymore. I went out to the parking lot yesterday and my "V6" badge was hanging at a 90 degree angle by a thread, so i just pulled it off. Anyway, i have a few questions. First of all, what should i use to clean the remaining adhesive off without damaging the paint?

2) Why did the badge come off? I thought that adhesive was practically permanant. My last car was 17 years old and it never lost anything.

3) Whats your opionon.... should i take the badges off and paint them (black or grey or (insert color here) or just leave them off all together.

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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take all badges off and replace it with something else. make it diff from other.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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I'm probably gonna leave them off all together but i was thinking about painting them black and putting them back on, but it seems like a pain. any idea what to use to clean off the adhesive?
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try hot water and soap and scrub it. if that dont work try using alcohol.
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I took mine off, and repainted them black.
Just use rubbing alcohol or 3M adhesive removal spray to get them off. Rubbing alcohol works fine though, you can also just rub most of it off with your finger.
If you're planning on taking the other ones off, use a heat gun or blow dryer to heat the adhesive, then just peel them off or use fishing wire to swipe them off from behind
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I took mine off, and repainted them black.
Just use rubbing alcohol or 3M adhesive removal spray to get them off. Rubbing alcohol works fine though, you can also just rub most of it off with your finger.
If you're planning on taking the other ones off, use a heat gun or blow dryer to heat the adhesive, then just peel them off or use fishing wire to swipe them off from behind
yeah, i remember people suggesting fishing line or dental floss and a hair dryer, i just couldnt remember what to use on the leftover 'gunk'
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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hey bro....you're going for the blacked out look,right?? leave the emblems off!! put them up in a box and just save them. as far as getting the other emblems off.......hair dryer and fishing line is all ya need. getting the remaining adhesive off......get some "goo gone", works great. just kinda wash the area off a little after you use it. then when you get the black rims...........that ride is gonna be hot man!!
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take them off and put lexus emblems on
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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i used 60 pound fishing line to take them off but i painted them black and use 3m tape to put them back on
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Thanks for the imput guys, i think i'm gonna save myself some time and just leave them off. I like greenbeans idea, but maybe i should take it a bit farther and put some nissan frontier badges on there and join clubfrotier. I'd be like a wolf in sheeps clothing It woudl also be fun to do that and try to sell it and put it in the classifieds as a frontier and try to conivnce people thats what it was....

I actually considered taking some school pride and painting them clemson orange (i had tacomaman in mind when i thought of this) but decided that would completely negate my whole "black" theme
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2003greanbean is on to something, maybe put yugo emblems or hyundai emblems, that will throw people off big time LOL
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You need to scour the internet for some Hilux emblems. That would be cool.
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You need to scour the internet for some Hilux emblems. That would be cool.
actually, maybe i should look for some "Texas Edition" emblems....
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actually, maybe i should look for some "Texas Edition" emblems....
... and give them to me
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actually, maybe i should look for some "Texas Edition" emblems....
you mean carolina dont you
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you mean carolina dont you
yeah, i'm thinking about a custom fab job using duct tape
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You're a real class act. At lunch today I saw something a step up from that. A guy in an old beat up Chevy had gotten those numbers you can buy at the hardware store to put your address on your mailbox and put "4X4" on the truck. It was so ghetto.
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You're a real class act. At lunch today I saw something a step up from that. A guy in an old beat up Chevy had gotten those numbers you can buy at the hardware store to put your address on your mailbox and put "4X4" on the truck. It was so ghetto.
WTF
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was there a difference in the paint?? because i gotta black taco and i'm hesitant to to take of the emblems, cause i heard there'll be a different shade of black under??
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