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Regret painting emblems...how do i...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Smoove06, May 25, 2011.

  1. May 25, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    Smoove06

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    So i painted my badges the "ghetto" way by not prepping correctly. (Colored them Graphite Gray). So i want to remove the paint and re-do it the right way. Can anyone suggest a good way to remove the paint without ruining the emblems?
     
  2. May 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    rcfreak201

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  3. May 25, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Maybe sand them very carefully? You could just plastidip them too lol
     
  4. May 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    try brake cleaner, alcohol or paint thinner. You can can find them for cheap at any auto parts store.
     
  5. May 25, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    yeah plasti dip is the shit for emblems:D i did that at first but ended up chipping from rocks and what not so i peeled it all, sanded, primed and painted and now decided to completely debadge
     
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  7. May 25, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    thanks for the offer RC but i'll pass.
    i was gonna try brake cleaner but i was told it would warp the emblem. Any truth to that?
     
  8. May 25, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    achirdo

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    Paint thinner would be my first course of action
     
  9. May 26, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    Looks like brake cleaner did the trick! Thanks guys for the help!
     
  10. May 26, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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  11. May 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Or go to the dealership and buy them colored.... There is a grey metallic option I;m pretty sure. Then it will last for ever
     
  12. May 30, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    just try to sand them down as even as possible and shoot a new coat on it.
     
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