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emblem removal

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by branct06, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Jun 25, 2008 at 10:00 PM
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    branct06

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    I am looking at removing my emblems and was wondering the best was to do it, i have heard of people using fishing line and running it behind the emblem to take it off without chipping paint or breaking the emblem
     
  2. Jun 25, 2008 at 10:20 PM
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    Siafu

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    Limo tint on Windows, Removed all emblems, Powdercoated Rims Black
    hairdryer and pliers. heat it up then just slowly pull it off with the pliers and follow with the hair dryer to loosen the sticky icky. thats how i took all mine off.whatever you do dont try to wedge it off my sticking somethin in between the emblem and your truck.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2008 at 11:43 PM
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    bauermike

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    Is a heat gun too harsh to use?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2008 at 11:46 PM
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    Siafu

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    Limo tint on Windows, Removed all emblems, Powdercoated Rims Black
    thats actually what i used. but be super friggin careful you dont want to bubble the paint. hold it off a little farther than if you used a blowdryer.

    remember your not melting it off just heating it up a little to allow the adhesive to give go you can pull the emblems off....

    hope this helps.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2008 at 11:53 PM
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    bauermike

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    Thanks man! The dealership put one of those emblems on my truck to represent the company. I had forgotten to ask if they would not put it on with all the excitement of the purchase!:)
     
  6. Jun 26, 2008 at 12:05 AM
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    Siafu

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    yeah. thats how we get you...
     
  7. Jun 26, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    They told me that they have to put them on-Same with the friggin license plate frame.

    I used dental floss and lots of patience. After I got the emblem off- I used a carnuba cleaner wax to buff the rest of the residue off.
    It came out good- be careful with bending the emblems- They break apart easily and the sharp corners can nick the paint.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    CometKat

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    First, heat the badge with a hair dryer set on high for a few minutes. Then run a piece of fishing line (I used 25lb test) between the badge and the glue using a sawing motion. Wear leather work gloves to avoid slicing up your fingers. Don’t pull the badge off from one end; pull it straight off to avoid pressing the edge of the badge against the paint. Next, pull the thick glue off the paint by hand with the aid of your fingernails. Next, use Goo Gone to remove the small amount of remaining glue. Finally, wash and wax the section where the badge used to be. I did this project last weekend and was surprised how easy it was.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    bauermike

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    At least it was that and not a hidden charge!
     
  10. Jun 26, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    if you dont want to use a heat gun or a hair dryer i used goo gone and fishing line i sparyed the goo gone on the fishing line and went at it took me 10 minutes for all emblems to come off pretty easy

    Be careful using the goo gone on your paint can cause it to fog up and damage the the paint, dont rub into it. better off with the car wax
     
  11. Jun 26, 2008 at 1:20 PM
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    Siafu

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    dont worry we have plenty of those as well.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    branct06

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    ok emblems came off easy and it looks great, i had the help of the georgia heat to help me take the emblems off hahaha
     
  13. Jun 26, 2008 at 2:30 PM
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    I sat mine in the sun for a couple of hours then used fishing line. Came off mostly complete. For that little shadow, (my Tacoma is silver) I use 1 Grand swirl/scratch remover, followed by a waxing. Can't even notice anything was their.
    longbow
     
  14. Jun 26, 2008 at 2:51 PM
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    :cool:,Glad it's this easy.I'll be doing mine soon.Thanks :D Welcome to TW Longbow.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    OOOH I cant wait! haha. :)
     
  16. Sep 14, 2008 at 2:13 AM
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    The glue that holds the 2008 badges on is different then the glue on older models I learned the hard way this past week. Colour, texture & it's ability to stand up to heat & glue removers...

    On my past toyota's I used a hair dryer to warm the badges glue up - badges came off perfectly with heat alone every time. The small amount left on was very easy to pick off with my fingers then I just waxed to a shine. No problems.

    After researching this thread I made the attempt to remove the badges of my new truck... Instead of the method I've always used (mentioned above) I went with the Goo Gone & fishing line. That was a big mistake. Goo Gone has slight effect on the 2008 glue. I ended up using a heat lamp & spending the next four hours gently rubbing the damn residue with a cloth soaked in Goo Gone as even heat wouldn't remove the glue like my old rides badges - the Goo Gone took forever to remove the glue I ended up scratching my clear coat very badly.

    Thankfully (if anyone makes the same mistake & comes searching for answers) I fixed my scratches/damage with Quixx scratch remover. You never knew I was there. Thank god.
     
  17. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    This just happened to me today. I removed the badges, scraped off the tape/glue, hit it with goo gone for about an hour. washed it, claybar, and then wax...
    AND YOU CAN STILL SEE IT I think i'm gunna try some polishing compound tomorrow....

    I'm glad i'm not the only one because the whole time I was thinking, "Everyone else's was soooo easy!!!"
     
  18. Sep 26, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    Doing it this weekend! I SOO HOPE it go as easy as it sounds!!

    Will someone please tell my wife that I WILL NOT ruin the paint removing the badges?? (she will read responses) TY!
     
  19. Sep 26, 2008 at 3:15 PM
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    As long as you heat it up a bit and do it slowly, it shouldnt mess up the paint.
     
  20. Sep 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    thx +1
     
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