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Old 07-01-2006, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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badge removal

i took off the chevy badge on the back of my car and it has some scratches from the rag i used to rub off the glue. any suggestions on what is good to try to get rid of them?
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Why would you use a rag to do this (a) and if you noticed a scratch why wouldn't you stop wiping (b)

I would say try to buff it out.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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The best thing you can do right now is get a wax (i'd recommend meguire's tech wax), and a terry cloth (i'd recommend going to a walmart for the best price for both of these) and try to shine up the scratches so they are less visible. the deeper your scratches are, the less effective this will be. i took the bowtie off the back of my cobalt by using a blow dryer to heat up the emblem, and then i peeled it off by hand (you have to do this part slowly, and with care because the edges of the bowtie can and will scratch your paint) . i used wd-40 to lube the adhesive, and then rubbed it with a terry cloth. this got a majority of it off. lastly, to get the remainder, i took a paper towel, and rubbed the adhesive vigorously; this leaves deposits of the paper towel fiber on the adhesive (the fibers aid in removing the adhesive). After that, I took some duck tape, and stuck it to the adhesive/paper towel fibers, and would tear the tape away. i had to do this rapidly though; if u do it slow, it wont take the adhesive off. Also you'll have to tear away at a small surface area; about the size of the tip of your finger. if you just put the tape over the entire area of the adhesive and try to tear away, it won't work. pressing hard and pulling hard at a smaller area works best. after it was all removed, i used meguire's tech wax, and buffed it to a shine with a terry cloth. my car is black, and i don't have any visible scratches at all. *****during the entire process, i would hose down the area i was working on with cold water, and then gently wash it with a terry cloth sponge, and dry with a terry cloth; THE PETROLEUM DISTILLATES IN THE WD-40 CAN EAT AWAY AT YOUR CLEAR COAT IF U ARE NOT CAREFUL, SO LOTS OF RINSING/WASHING SHOULD BE USED*****. obviously u cant go back in time and do it this way, but keep it in mind for any future emblem removal (i.e. the gm icons on the sides of the car, which i don't like and will be removing soon). Peace

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Old 07-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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thanks druski
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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excellent how to druski,

So the GM badges are adhesives? I was worried that it would leave a hole if i tried to remove them. I really don't like them and i wish GM would stop putting them on EVERYTHING. I mean, it already has a bowtie, "cobalt", SS, and "supercharged" emblem.
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