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Old 03-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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Hairdryer, floss to get the badges off.

More hairdryer, and a plain old eraser from the dollar store to get the foam/sticky off.

Then get the film of the sticky off with WD40 and microfiber. Finish up with claybar/wax to your content.

Came out beautiful.



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Old 03-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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The factory plastic badges can often be simply lifted with a mix of force and care when new, that's all I used to debadge mine with no reside, careful lifting after parking in the sun. YMMV is you are in a cold climate. Floss can help, but it can also cut the glue strip making cleanup harder.

Factory vinyl might or might not peel off clean. I've used the "glue off" stuff to get residue off, then wash it down completely to get all solvent off as quick as possible and had good results, but it wasn't needed on this car as the dealer didn't put a sticker on.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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i used hairdryer and floss for mine... works great! :)
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #14
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I took mine off too. Usually if done right away it is easy to peel off the dealer stickies. Mine was separate vinyl lettering. no big deal.
Agree a bit of floss under the badges works well. Just saw under the badge and it comes off. the residue is easy to rub off.
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I used an 80 degree day with the back end parked in the sunshine, and just carefully lifted the badges off from the corners with my thumbnails. Easy, no residue, no marks or rubbing and no AC power needed and saved the floss for my teeth. I've done it this way since they started using stick on badges instead of metal hole mounted ones where debadging took bondo, sanding and paint.

It's much easier when the badges are new.

If you have a lack of good weather a hair dryer will make it easier.

Sometimes it's good to put something under the side opposite the one you are lifting, to keep the opposite side of the badge from digging into the paint when lifted. It's never been an issue for me with the plastic badges, but some sharp mold flashing could conceivably dig in.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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did mine after it sat in the sun for a few hours last summer, just peeled em right off and then removed the adhesive with some goo gone stuff. worked fantastic
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Heat gun will get it off in no time, than you can peel the adhesive off which your fingers when everything heated up.
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I had the dealer remove its stickers as a condition of sale. I'm surprised not everyone does this. Why be a moving advertisement for them after you've already purchased?
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I had the dealer remove its stickers as a condition of sale. I'm surprised not everyone does this. Why be a moving advertisement for them after you've already purchased?
My dealer only put a tacky plate frame on the back of the car, I only left it long enough to get the actual plate and then went out to get a plain black plastic frame. No dealer stickers, etc.....
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I had the dealer remove its stickers as a condition of sale. I'm surprised not everyone does this. Why be a moving advertisement for them after you've already purchased?
^^this. I had the same thing done with the same condition. Unless they are sponsoring the car by providing replacement parts or funding for racing, then they can stick those stickers on toilet paper so people can wipe on them [bootyshak
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