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How do you remove the glue off badges?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sheepdog, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Nov 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I'm trying to paint my badges and I'm having a helluva time trying to get the adhesive off the back of them. Any tips, ideas, anything?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 14, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Soak? for how long?
     
  3. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Does your girl have any nail polish remover? That works real good.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    My mom does. hahahahaha!!!
     
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    laq thinner
     
  6. Nov 14, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    I tried laquer thinner and it didnt do anything to my suprise.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    get a 3M eraser wheel. it takes a drill to spin it and be careful not to burn the paint, but it works great. i used it on my dodge with great success

    brett
     
  8. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    you cant use fingernail polish remover to get the glue from the badges off the actaul truck can you? Sorry if thats a stupid question :)
     
  9. Nov 14, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Nope, I wouldn't put it anywhere near your paint either. It will do one hell of a job on the clear coat and eventually, the paint. Use 6 pound fishing line and a pair of leather gloves so you don't cut your self to take the emblems off. You just use a slight cutting motion while you pull through the glue that holds the emblems to the body.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Yeah, that's what ive heard so far, however I planned on using my hair dryer too ;) I was just wondering about getting the glue off the truck, I guess Ill try goo gone and some elbow grease.. Thank you!!
     
  11. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Use goo gone, works great. Afterwords a little cleaner wax and your good to go.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Fingernail polish remover has acetone in it.
    I would not put that on paint / clear coat unless you want to remove it!

    Try the Goo Gone. You could also try WD40.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    I finally got the glue off with a razor blade and elbow grease.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Don't use fingernail polish remover. WD-40 works great...just did mine last week.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    if you cant get your hands on a 3M eraser wheel, i used gas yesterday and goo gone. dont know what damage i did to the finish but it worked. i did wax it when i was done

    --my truck isnt a show truck!

    brett
     
  16. Nov 16, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    After I used the fishing wire, I just kind of rolled the excess adhesive off with my thumb. It tends to ball up and come off fairly well that way. It worked real well of the emblems themselves. Any leftover on the truck I just used goo gone...
     
  17. Nov 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    I used goo gone on the truck and a paint scraper on the badges and it seemed to work pretty well.
     
  18. Nov 22, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    I have done two sets of badges with good success. I got a real shallow cookie sheet poured rubbing alcohol on the cookie sheet put the badges in the alcohol face up, you want just enough alcohol that the adhesive is soaking in it not the badge. Let it sit an hour and then it turns to goo and peels right off under hot water with your fingers....I also put some weight on top so the badges stayed submersed in the alcohol. Works well and cleans up nice.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Good call - alcohol is pretty gentle on paint / plastics etc.

    One thing I would add to this is to get some denatured alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is half water, so not as potent.
     
  20. Nov 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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