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DIY: Badge Removal/Painting/Installation

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mgage10, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Monohan89

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    Ok so I did my grille flat balcony last night.. now I'm taking the badges off the truck and starting that process tonight.... If I understand correctly all I need to do is heat them a little get fish string, or something to peel them off then us alcohol and wd-40 to take the residue of but I want my my emblems to be flat black and I'm pretty sure that if I put some sort of clearcoat to seal itup that it will give it a glossy look...so is there anything I can use to seal up the paint?
     
  2. Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    HomeDepot sells a Matte Clear paint
     
  3. livinglegend20

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    def what I needed, I just took mine off today and the outline of the letters are still there and I cant get them off, Ill try windex and then if not, goo gone.
     
  4. TacoLovR

    TacoLovR I'm 10 years old but I'll still BEAT your ass!!

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    After reading this great write up I decided to head to HD and get supplies. I wanted to start with my chrome bed trim first just to see how well I do it before going to emblems. Posting pics, before, during and after. Let me know what you think.

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  5. Bennett707

    Bennett707 Yeti Hunter

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    Just finished debadging my truck. Those damn gel letters sucked to do, of course after cutting about 3 letters in half I found some thinner fishing line and had no issues after.
    Used 3M general purpose adhesive remover instead of windex/wd-40.
    Used this guys rubbing compound.
    Worked like a charm.
     
  6. XIGUNHAWKIX

    XIGUNHAWKIX Just a desert dude.

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    Just finished painting mine, thanks for the write up! It was super-helpful :thumbsup:
     
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    If you are looking for a matte black emblem look I recommend using plasti dip which can be purchased at home depot, ace hardware...etc. If you are unfamiliar with plasti dip check it out at dipmycar.com. You can literally paint the emblems while on the truck after taping the area off an then peel off the excess. Super easy and cheap. The cans run about 5 bucks a pop.
     
  8. XIGUNHAWKIX

    XIGUNHAWKIX Just a desert dude.

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    Damn, I already committed to it. I'll def keep that in mind for next time though. The whole fishing line thing got old pretty quick, couldn't get a hair dryer on them cause the damn driveway was blocked...
     
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    Oh for sure. Yah the best method no doubt is to use a hair dryer. Worked the best for me. The website btw is dipyourcar.com not dipmycar.com and I also just noticed a huge thread dedicated to plasti dipping.
     
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    is double sided tape really gonna hold those badges on ?
     
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    you could have used plastic dip.
     
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    Anyone use a heat gun on the lowest setting? Or should I just stick to the hairdryer method? Just don't want my fiance' to flip out if she finds out I'm using her hairdryer and then start giving me the whole "why are you wasting money on tools you don't use" speech, i.e. the heat gun. lol
     
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    SCFirefighter on idiot patrol ;)

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    Use the right tools for the right job. Leave the heat gun and use the hair dryer.
    Trust me.
     
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    Haha. sounds good man. I'll stick with the hair dryer. Thanks
     
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    Good write up and thanks for the help. Heres my finished result.
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    I used a hair drier on high setting at 20°F in January! Slide a PLASTIC paint scraper gently under them while moving the heat along and they pop right off. All emblems off in 20 min; and not going back on. ;) The glue cleaned up with 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover (could use lacquer thinner too)
     
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    I just got a 2012 TRD O/R MGM and I'm not a fan of the chrome badges. I like the green that Pr3dator has on his MGM but I don't want to copy that same color. I'm am on the Fence between just going black or going with a dark/deep green. What you guys think?
     
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    Anything but black or chrome badges will be unique. Go for it. I'm eventually going with burnt orange.
     
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