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Audi Badge removed (pics)

dannyh Aug 15, 2011

  1. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    Well I decided last night to completely de-badge my rear, I had removed the other badges but decided to remove the rings, however......

    They have left a mark; I have tried polish, bug and tar remover, white spirit and T-cut to no avail. :sob:

    The marks almost look like the lacquer is peeling around where the glue was,

    I am sure there are other threads about this but I tried to search but it brought up everything lol

    Anyone ideas how to remove this (possibly glue resin) or is this the lacquer and should I put the badge back?:uhm:


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  2. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    might have had the boot blown in at some time ????
     
  3. Pearcyy

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    Looks like it could be lacquer. Test would be to get some Autoglym tar remover (what I usually use) and give that a go, if it doesn't come off then definitely lacquer.
     
  4. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    whats that, if it had had work would the badge have been removed and replaced afterwards?
     
  5. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    yea i used autoglym bug and tar remover and it diddnt do anything...
     
  6. Pearcyy

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    If I was you I'd put the badge back on then and spray it black or the same colour as your car
     
  7. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    farecla g3 compound will remove that
     
  8. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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  9. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    what if its the lacqure??
     
  10. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    well g3 is a rubbing compound which breaks down paint it is used when removing paint defects so should remove the extra lacqure
     
  11. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    other way is wet and dry sanding and g3 compound to help restore the paint finish and remove defects detailing world is your friend i use it all the time for any problems when it comes to paint and detailing or phone john at PB he will be able to help you
     
  12. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    sounds scary to me, i dont want to sand my car lol it will scratch it....

    ill have a look at the site tonight, i wonder if there is anyone in the NW who can help me
     
  13. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    can have a word with me bro see if he free at the weekend and might be able have a look we only in warrington
     
  14. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    that sounds good, wouldnt want to drag you out, will you be attending any shows?? E38? ADI?
     
  15. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    unfortunatly not m8 car got keyed last week so saving get the full side resprayed nice £500 down the drain.

    getting it show preped for next year starting at ultimate dubs hopefully get something in show and shine
     
  16. dannyh

    dannyh Nogaro S3

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    sorry to hear about the pal, i know the fealing mine is keyed too, i dont however have the mony to get it resprayed so i have to live with it, i suppose its a disadvantage to parking it on the road i suppose
     
  17. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    true m8 true will be sprayed either end of this month or middle of next then time for big detail full weekends worth mrs will h8 me lol.

    just a random idea will it pick off just try a lil bit and if it picks off sounds like glue to me or try heating the pannel with hairdryer and try to get it off that way dont heat it to much though.

    just warm it it not scorch it.
     
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  18. paulsaudi

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    Wet sand with 1500 first, then 2000 and 2500.

    Finish with a 3000 trizact and buff back to shine with 3m Fastcut Plus

    Glaze over with 3m machine polish and finish with Feracla Wax-Top

    Job Done ;)
     
  19. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    lmao i can see danny having fun doing that, paul that detail is great im guessing you done this before.
     
  20. dannyh

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    scotch it!! that will scratch, ill try ans pick a tiny bit tonight an see what it does
     
  21. s3dave

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    Just put the rings back on lol, i can see this going wrong....:huh:
     
  22. Pearcyy

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    My thoughts exactly, all the effort just to have no rings....
     
  23. dannyh

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    If it goes wrong i can see myself buying a large sticker to cover it lol
     
  24. paulsaudi

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    Oh yes, was doing around 40-50 cars a week in a bodyshop day in day out lol

    I could make a job full of orange peel and sh*t look like glass after my magic touch :)
     
  25. dannyh

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    wow i wish you could teach me, i dont have a machine polisher or the balls to rub my paint with sand paper lol, would that technique remove scratches??
     
  26. paulsaudi

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    Yes same method will remove scratches, BUT you have to be careful not to go through!!!!

    Practice makes perfect and i had plenty lol :)

    Just go to a local small bodyshop and sort them a £10 just to rub and buff for you

    It would take 15 min tops

    We used to charge a full car detail including :

    Wash
    Alloys
    Plastics and rubbers restored
    De-tar all lower car
    Wet sand scratches
    Full machine polish ( 3m FastCut Plus )
    Full machine Glaze ( 3m )
    Wax protection ( Farecla Wax-Top )

    £150 and the car would look like its just been painted!!!
     
  27. DJ_Troopa

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    It took me about 13-14 coats and buffing off of Meguiars Scratch X. That'll work! I did it on my friends A3 the other day aswell.
     
  28. dannyh

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    to remove the badge marks???

    ill have a look for it
     
  29. Jay A3

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    Maybe an ASN sticker
     
  30. dannyh

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    Or a plaster lol
     

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