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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Emblem/name on Trunk

so i always see everyones cobalts with nothing on there trunk like the emblem, or the cobalt and ss or ls..ect but i was jw how you do it or what to do
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We were actually just discussing this! Same process for the emblems.

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goo-gone ftw!

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It all depends on how much you value your clear coat and/or hate scratches and swirls.

I try to keep my paint mint, and here is the process I recommend:

1. Heat is your friend. Heat up the emblems with a blow dryer or heat gun.
2. Use dental floss instead of fishing line. Softer material = less scratches.
3. You only have to get a start and then you can pull the emblem off. Don't use the floss more than you have to.
4. Goo-Gone is the best product to get the remaining glue off. But:
5. Make sure the surface is clean and free of sand/dirt before you start rubbing;
6. Use a microfiber towel rather than just a "clean rag".

Even if you follow all these steps, you will still see scratches/swirls when you're done, but they should be minimal. With a simple random orbiting buffer like the Porter Cable 7424 it will literally "buff right out"!

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what he said ^^^^^

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What they said Post pics when done!
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Update:

Removed my only remaining badges yesterday and found an even better way to remove the glue that's left behind after you take the badges off:

Using painter's tape, tape a double layer of toilet paper (kitchen towel works too) over the area with the glue. Soak the tp with goo-gone, ad let it sit for about an hour. The goo-gone will soak into the glue. After an hour, you should be able to simply peel the remaining glue off without any rubbing at all!



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