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Badge shadows....

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by swatjoe592, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    swatjoe592

    swatjoe592 [OP] Beware the Puma...

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    So on the way to Kung-Fu Panda with my four year old, we were behind a black Tacoma TRD minus the badges on I-45. My wife asked why his truck didn't have all the tags on it that my truck did. I explained to her that he had probably just taken them off. And with the comment "Oh. I didn't know they could do that. It looks cool", I was off to the races.

    Since I kinda got the green light to strip my truck, after some Kung Fu action, I got to work. I don't know how hot Houston was today, (once it gets to a certain point, numbers are irrelevant, it's just fucking hot) but I know I didn't need any hairblower to soften the glue up. I used a putty knife and some WD40 and I got it all off in about fifteen minutes. I love how it looks, but there is still a 'shadow' where the emblems were. Does this just go away, or is there something I can do to expediate the process?


    BEFORE


    AFTER

    Bob's the man!!
     
  2. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    kinda off topic but how was the movie?
     
  3. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Clay bar the area and let the sun take care of the rest and it should all blend in.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    swatjoe592

    swatjoe592 [OP] Beware the Puma...

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    Great!! My kid sat through the whole thing, and it was funny enough to keep an adult entertained. Good way to kill an afternoon with the family.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    rick

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    i cant definitively say yes. mine went away after about a week. but my truck was only a yr old.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Maybe Goo Be Gone to make sure that every bit of adhesive is gone. Then soap and water, clay, and a good waxing.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

    ChrisDeSoup Come on, Touch it......

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    Looks good, and those are some gangsta rims....
     
  8. Jun 9, 2008 at 5:12 AM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Truck looks good. When I did mine there was a slight shadow, all I did was wash, wax, and polish those small areas. You can't tell anymore.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Had the same issue when I removed mine, (silver paint) I used 1 Grand swirl/scratch remover. The shadow was gone, check it in the sun and shade at different angles and didn't see a thing.
     
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