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Old 11-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Removing the dealer emblem? Will it damage the paint?

I forgot to tell the dealer not to put that tag on the back of the car with the dealer's name on it.

How do I take it off? Jackhammer? Sixty grit and thinners? Can I just slowly peel it up or will it damage the paint? What do I use to remove any residual adhesive?

Car is a 2013, Oxford White, with less than 1000 miles.


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Old 11-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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I forgot to tell the dealer not to put that tag on the back of the car with the dealer's name on it.

How do I take it off? Jackhammer? Sixty grit and thinners? Can I just slowly peel it up or will it damage the paint? What do I use to remove any residual adhesive?

Car is a 2013, Oxford White, with less than 1000 miles.


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This had been discussed frequently, you can take some goo gone or something similar and some floss or what not to remove the badge without damaging the paint, don't just go ripping it off although my dealer did that with the Focus badge before they replaced the one that was peeling off.

Learn to search before asking such questions in the future as for the most part things will have been discussed already.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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get some dental floss and use it like saw behind the emblem. Use Goo-Gone to remove the residual adhesive. and wax the area when your done!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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get some dental floss and use it like saw behind the emblem. Use Goo-Gone to remove the residual adhesive. and wax the area when your done!
http://www.focusfanatics.com/howtos/debadge/
Thank you for the quick answer without the drama of a lecture about searching. I appreaciate your maturity as much as your answer, and both more than you know.


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I just used my finger nail and was careful. I told the dealer not to put one on the back window. So they put one on the bumper >_>. So I peeled it off on the lot haha

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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Angle grinder would work best I think...
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Thank you for the quick answer without the drama of a lecture about searching. I appreciate your maturity as much as your answer, and both more than you know.


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Quick example of a previous thread on the same topic. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ighlight=badge


They specifically referred to the focus and trim badges but the method is the same and the topic was only 4 days old.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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If the dealer thing is a sticker, it will usually peel off, as most stickers are vinyl. A slight heating will help. So if it is really cold out, try a hair dryer on it to heat it up. your fingernail under the edge to start it is good.
The sooner you take it off, the easier it will BE to remove it.

if the dealer thing is a plate/raised plastic, the dental floss will take it off, then cleaning off the residue with any cleaner, even a cleaning car wax will usually take off the goo.
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Angle grinder would work best I think...
On second thought, my way is awfully primitive. You should go Joeywhat's route.

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If it's a sticker use adhesive remover. If it's a badge use a heat gun and fishing line or dental floss.
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