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Old 03-24-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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started to debadge

Well I started the process by using the how to stuff on this site. It seemed easy enough but didn't work out to well to start. I took the wifes hair dryer out side and plugged her in and let it get the two sided tape nice and hot then started with the dentail floss. It looked like it was leaving alot of the tape behind so I stopped and said I'll do it later. Plus the neighbors were looking at me real weird. I'm always washing or doing something to the car so they think I"m crazy anyway, they won't even park next to me. Which is good but I can just see the thoughts running through their heads, "man this guy has lost it now, he blow drying his car!" LOL. But is this suppose to work this way. How hard is it going to be to get all the stuff off the car. It says to use car polish or wax? Is that going to work good? I don't want to use rubbing compound that will probabily scratch the car up. Just thought I would ask what other people have done.


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Old 03-24-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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W-D 40 will help remove the tape with out any damage.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:33 PM   #3
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i used rubbing alcohol.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:39 PM   #4
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My badges came off pretty easy.
It did leave some residue from the badge but it came off easily by rubbing it with my thumb.
I didn't even need anything to shine it except a plain cloth.

The badges are plastic and will fall apart if heated too much when you try to take them off.
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I was using a hair drier, I don't think it would get the letters hot enough to melt. Not to mention I bet the temp being in the 40's didn't help to much. Just don't want to mess up my paint. But I think the car would look so much better with the badges off.
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WD-40 does work. Just make sure to wax well afterwards.
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Re: started to debadge

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Which is good but I can just see the thoughts running through their heads, "man this guy has lost it now, he blow drying his car!" LOL.
LOL......I can def imagine you outside with the blow dryer.......

Actually I used a spray that sexy2002svt gave to me 'cause it work great when he did it.........Hey Chris, do you remember the brand??........

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I have heard that finger nail polish remover works, friend of ours used it on his Stang. No problems he reported, although I would make sure to wax that area real good afterwards. Best of luck to ya.

Oh and dont forget to keep us updated on what worked.
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:23 PM   #9
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You could try the wd40 or anything else anyone recommended...the waxing is there so the paint can get moisturised again and so it doesn't crack so yoiu can use anything preety much so lond as you wax :) good luck!
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PS: I never removed my badges but I removed the dealer sticker (kinda the same tape) and I just pulled it off and washed it with warm water and car soap and it came off fine! :) I'm thinkin of de-badging but not too sure yet cause I saw some of the hatches done and I dunno if I like it or not...PM me if anyone has a liquid grey zx3 thats debadged please so I can see some pics :) Thanks!!!
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I used some kind of spray from Advance Auto. I just sprayed it on, waited a few minutes for it to soak in the decals and they peeled right off. I just polished with a cloth afterwards.

Plus I think I got myself high off that crap, too:)
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