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Two Easy "Tricks" To Debadging

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bryan139, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Bryan139

    Bryan139 [OP] I have a spectacular aura

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    One I found on like page 6 of somebody's write up and it works so well it really should probably have it's own debadge thread. It's Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover. This stuff blows WD40 away. I'm lazy. I tried like 7 different solvents in an effort to minimize elbow grease. This was the best. It's not a secret, but I was surprised at how buried such awesome info turned was.

    The other is ScrapeRite plastic razor blades.
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    These are what the guys that wrap entire vehicles in graphics use. I went to town and had no problems with leaving marks on the paint at all and I can't even begin to explain how much easier they made getting the actual stickers off. I did it while it was cold, so it was a real pain. A finger nail just took a tiny corner off at a time. I used the ORANGE blades. The different colors are a different hardness.
    http://www.scraperite.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=74

    Like I said, none of this is any kind of news flash. But not everybody is going to read thru 17 pages of a 4 year old sticky to find out Turtle Wax is the shizznit.

    I'm just that excited, it took like 2 hours off the job.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Those ScrapeRite blades are great for getting off the TRD decals. Thanks for the tip! :thumbsup:

    Only suggestion for anyone using these, if your stickers are older or its not really warm outside get some extra blades, they dull quickly. I bought a 5 pack at first. Got the driver side off using only 2 blades but had to buy an extra pack for the passenger side. I went through 4 blades to get it off. The sticker kept breaking when I tried to pull it off probably due to weather. It was near 80 degrees when I started on the driver side and thanks to a storm coming in quickly got in the 30's when I was finishing up. So the passenger side was all blade. Truck looks great now and didn't leave any marks on the paint.

    Also the Turtle Wax tar remover is great!! I used it last summer to get the glue off after I took off the badges from the doors and tailgate.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Great advice op...thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
     
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    Instead of using wd-40 or any other goo remover I used lighter fluid..works great and it did not harm the paint in any way
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    :)
    Oh shit, I better go run and check for neutral feedback.

    Somebody found it useful. Find me a link to the scrape-rite blades in another thread though, since its been covered before and all. Cuz I damn sure wish I would have found them sooner.
     
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    somebody seems to have some sand somewhere...
     
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    Oh shit....howd you know :eek:
     
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    I get the same thing around sand..I.hate sand
     
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    That's only one blade over a pack. That's not too bad. I was able to do it with one 5 pack. That's the trade off though, they won't leave any marks in your paint. The next step up in hardness says right in the first sentence that they will scratch your paint. I like that they come with a plastic holder too. All of the blade holders I have are designed for metal blades and made of metal themselves, so there's a scratch risk there. No scratches with the orange blades and the plastic holder. You can go to town.

    I thought it was worth $5. Didn't seem like a waste of money to me compared to chipping away with a finger nail for the next two weeks. If the temp drops close to freezing and you get stuck and end up having to double up then it might not be worth it, I dunno. I think Id still work it into the budget somehow.
     
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    Great little tool
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Hahajahaha
     
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    never heard of those razors before i may have to give them a try taking my pinstriping off. use a hairdryer and those razors with some adhesive remover and go to town
     
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