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Old 03-05-2013, 04:30 AM   #1
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removing hatch badges and dealer name

I photoshopped the back of my 2013 hatchback by getting rid of the dealer name and all the badges except the ford oval and really liked the way it looked. However what is the easiest way to remove everything without damaging the paint, and without costing a lot of money? I've heard of using hair dryers however I don't have one and hate to purchase one just for this one time.



Here's a picture of the hatch the way it is now for you can see the dealer name the way its printed on and not an actual badge.


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Old 03-05-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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A quick dab of gasoline will take it off quite easily. Removing the dealership logo was the very first thing I did when I got back with the car.

If you think about it, gasoline gets on paint all the time (by the fuel door), so it can't be that harmful. I'd wash the area thoroughly afterwards still.
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I dig your 1911 sticker(they are all I own).

When I got mine, I told the dealer if I found any dealer markings, the sales man would be taking every little bit of it off with his fingernail.

Gas isn't good for the paint btw, but neither is go gone or any of the other sticky removers.
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I dig your 1911 sticker(they are all I own).

When I got mine, I told the dealer if I found any dealer markings, the sales man would be taking every little bit of it off with his fingernail.

Gas isn't good for the paint btw, but neither is go gone or any of the other sticky removers.
Yeah, I'm not saying I would throw gasoline on the car for fun, but it has to be better than industrial adhesive removers. Additionally, manufacturers kind of expect that gasoline will get on the paint at some point in the car's life.
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Use floss to cut under the plastic badges and a hair dryer will let the adhesive come off easily with a fingernail. Clay bar for any residue left afterwards. Same thing for vinyl stickers but no floss
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WD-40 is really good at getting adhesive off. Just make sure you wash really well and wax when done.
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Use floss to cut under the plastic badges and a hair dryer will let the adhesive come off easily with a fingernail. Clay bar for any residue left afterwards. Same thing for vinyl stickers but no floss
This is the best advice here.
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Thanks for the post and advice. I gotta get the dealer advertisements off mine as well.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. Now all I need is warmer weather and maybe find someone w/ a hair dryer i can borrow.
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Ha I just asked the dealer to remove it before I picked it up.

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