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Having trouble removing adhesive imprint..............

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    surfsupl

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    How do I get rid of this? (see pic)...............I 1st used goof-off, then later on tried a scratch remover, and then rubbing compound.....all my other badges came off just fine w/out leaving anything....for those who have done this mod,what can I use to remove this?....



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  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Are you sure that it is sticky leftover not faded paint. just start off simple first.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    That ran across my mind.................the faded paint............thats sucks if thats the end result...............all my other emblems did not leave a mark on the truck...........
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    im not a pro so hope someone knows exactly.......thats why I'm asking as well...........
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    Does that side of your truck recieve more sun light than the others. Think about where you park regularly. Also try rubbing compound or clay bar.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    rubbing compound yes.............clay bar no..............I might go to a detailing shop and pick their brain...........
     
  7. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    That would probably be a good idea. Also there is an official detailing thread. That guy knows his stuff you will just have to wait for his response.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    well @ least if it does not come off I know exactly where to put my new one...........:)
     
  9. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    ;)
     
  10. Nov 8, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    I used a claybar
     
  11. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    I know this isn't constructive, but that was the exact thought that ran through my mind after reading the first few posts. :D
     
  12. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Thats the 1st thought that ran through my mind as I was attempting to remove it the 2nd time..............
     
  13. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    You try a heat gun if it is the adhesive from the decal?
     
  14. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Hold up there. A heat gun can and will burn the paint. Also the heat might soften the adhesive, it won't make it go away. Too much heat will just burn the adhesive on better.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    no need to worry............I would never take a heat gun to my trucks paint job..........
     
  17. Nov 8, 2009 at 11:08 PM
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    A good heavy cut cleaner will work. Meguiars should do the job and you used to be able to find that at any automotive store, not so sure anymore. I wouldn't recommend anything heavier unless you're experienced. I think the next step up is Diamond cut any I'll never use it on any of my vehicles.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SQVF8

    Use to and go over it with a rotary buffer (NOT ORBITAL) with a fairly low speed so you don't heat things up. Smooth it out with a fine cut cleaner and you should be good to go. Don't forget to wax. If you don't have a buffer, you might be able to use the heavy cut cleaner by hand, but it will take awhile.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    if it is glue residue try 3m adhesive and wax remover.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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  20. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    I used wd40 after fishing line then this little square plastic dish scraper thing the wife had that had nice smooth edges on it for a couple stubborn spots, then waxed it. No discoloration, no scratches, just gone.
     
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