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how to get off metal raised badges?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by willnabby, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. willnabby

    willnabby RS-one day soon!!

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    does anyone know how to ge raised badges off without damaging the paint? I thought about using a credit card behind it but thought I'd ask you all for advice.

    Thanks in advance:icon_thumright:
     
  2. Hotscar

    Hotscar Four Wheel Drifting

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    I read on here to use hot water and dental floss and I have to say, it worked a treat!
     
  3. MrJoshua

    MrJoshua '98 A4 2.4 SE

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    Yep, hot (but not boiling) water, dental floss and a hairdryer are my weapons of choice when tackling adhesive-backed badges.
     
  4. sat1983

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    Yep dental floss is best. Did this myself, was very easy.
     
  5. willnabby

    willnabby RS-one day soon!!

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    cheers guys, floss it is then:icon_thumright:
     
  6. willnabby

    willnabby RS-one day soon!!

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    I started with the dental floss and stopped part way through till I get more advice, It was working fine but as i've checked progress behind the badge I've noticed it leaves the foam adhesive backing still on the car body, am I doing it right? if so how do you get the foam adhesive off without damage to the paint:think:

    Cheers in advance for any replys.
     
  7. benw123

    benw123 Moderator

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    Use WD40. This loosens the adhesive and you can gently wipe it off. Might take a while but it will disappear without any risk to the paintwork.
     
  8. willnabby

    willnabby RS-one day soon!!

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    So take the metal badge off first then use the wd after?
     
  9. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    You need some heat! Hair dryer or heat gun on lowest setting will soften the adhesive, meaning it can be gently rolled off using a fingertip and mild rubbing pressure. So, the order is, heat the area until warm, use the floss to remove the badge, rewarm, then rub the adhesive with a fingertip firmly and you will find it starts to lift and roll up and come off. Chances are you'll be left with a slightly sticky residue after the adhesive tape is removed, but a gentle wipe with a citrus degreaser or all purpose cleaner will cut through this and leave the paint perfectly smooth. I use the same method when swapping my metal number plates (I use sticky pads to hold them on). :)
     

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