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Silhouette of Emblems on Paint after Debadging

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Yaozer, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jun 25, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    Yaozer

    Yaozer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I debadged the truck yesterday and there is a barely noticeable "Toyota" silhouette on the paint on the front doors where the emblem was after all the goo gone was washed away with any of the adhesive residue.

    What can be done to fix this? Would hitting it with compound work?
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    TailDrag

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    That is ghosting caused my paint aging. Underneath the lettering had no UV damage or other wear to the color. I dont believe its fixable, as it is a paint color issue, but I'm not the smart guy here and maybe someone else has a way to minimize the appearance.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    Yaozer

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    I get that it's ghosting, but I'm wondering if there is a way to make it look less noticeable.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    Pugga

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    Detailing it might help make it less noticable. Basically, wash, clay bar, polish and wax. The polish might help even things out a bit but if it's ghosting, there's not much you can do. Detailing helps clean the clear coat, ghosting develops because the paint under the clearcoat hasn't faded like the surrounding paint.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2013 at 4:37 AM
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    That makes sense. Thanks. I'll give it a try.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2013 at 5:01 AM
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    What is the purpose of "debadging"? I've heard it couple of times on this forum already.:confused:
     
  7. Jun 29, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    Just cleans up the appearance and gets rid of all the chrome badges.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    I see; thanks!
     
  9. Jun 30, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    lyodbraun

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    DA polisher and some V36 or 34 from chemical guys on a orange pad, will give a nice cut and even those areas out, and you will never see them..
     
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