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Debadge with 3M ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by NMTrailRider, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Jul 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    NMTrailRider

    NMTrailRider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me if this stuff is clear coat safe?

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  2. Jul 3, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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    Thelgord

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    Hondah

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    I would be wary of directly spraying onto your paint.

    Soaking onto a rag and then area of the body makes it less abrasive.

    And if your debagding your truck, using some fishing line will "cut" behind the badges that have the same 3M taping holding them on the body. After that use the rag and place it right on top of the sticker left over. Once it soaks in use a plastic scraper and it should slowly come up.
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    Skrain

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    I have also used the "rolling the leftover adhesive off with your thumb" method, and that works quite well. Granted, it IS a little hard on your thumb, but you won't accidentally scratch your paint...
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    We skipped the 3M remover and went with the roll-with-your-thumb method. Then we used Meguiars ScratchX to clean up the area. Worked like a charm.
     
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  6. Jul 3, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    I used a hair dryer to soften the adhesive, then used the thumb method.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2016 at 5:06 AM
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    Same as everybody else...
    Same here, after the Scratch X I put a couple of coats of wax on the truck. I debadged the truck using kite string :rofl:
     
  8. Jul 4, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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    Debadged my entire truck .. used a hair dryer and heated up emblem really good and then used 8lb test fishing line to work back and forth in a sawing motion between emblem and truck. Once done i used thumb to roll off what i could then used a micro fiber cloth with some goo gone .. then when i was done i gave it a good coat of duragloss and buffed with a clean mf cloth. Was easy and turned out great
     
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  9. Jul 4, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    Goo Gone here also. I did use a very light rubbing compound after then waxed.
     

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