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De-badging my A3...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by _G_, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. _G_
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    [Sep 8, 2012]
    Hey peeps...

    Concerned as of late about all these A3 thefts and now the 2.0T is a target too... I wanted to remove the 2.0T badge.. but I've never removed one before and would not know how to. Posting it up in detailing because I guess I need something to remove any glue/residue so I can polish and blend it in.

    Never liked the badge on the back anyway so it's a good time to remove it.
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    Heat the badge up with a hair drier. Pull the badge off, using floss/fishing line to cut through the adhesive foam if necessary

    Peel off as much of the adhesive as possible then use a tar and glue remover such as autosmart tardis to remove any residue

    You probably need to polish the area as well
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    don't suppose hellfrauds have a suitable glue remover do they? one round the corner so i could do it first thing in the morning. Got floss/fishing line. Thanks.
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    Autoglym Tar and Adhesive remover :icon_thumright:
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    wicked.. will do this on the weekend. ;)
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    [Sep 10, 2012]
    You will get some ghosting left behind when the badge is removed as the paint around it will have faded and the paint under the badge wont have.
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