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Old 05-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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Well i started to do this on my car last night. Didn't work so well. Can anyone tell me WHAT is the best way to get that black foam adhesive or whatever it if off? I used bust-rust, i used goo-gone, i used CARB CLEAN, everything short of burning them off (i would never do that) to get them off and i could not get a nice outcome. Even when i got most of the black off i still had the super-thin layer of the actual adhesive left on top of the paint. I tried using an extremely sharp razorblade and that somewhat helped but i chipped my paint pretty well in the process. I know it sounds like i beat the **** out of my paint but the car is so old i don't really mind. Its getting painted soon anyways when some more cash comes in. I might just change my mind and make my badges white with a black background like the SSE'*. I already made my grille white so it might look good. But i had to remove 2 of the badges to sand and prime rust spots anyways. Live and learn huh?
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when i debadged they came right off... no residue was left on the paint... i just buffed it away..

have u tried sitting there and rubbing it for like 5 min with your finger? friction does a lot

to get the glue off the badges i used SOS pads
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Ya i tried rubbing it first, that did almost nothin but hurt my fingers. I already cleaned off the badges i have a wire brush on a bench grinder that took care of those.
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WD-40 fixes all. It can eat away most glues. I wouldn't leae it on too long though, just in case.

Mine is actually debadged right now and has the residue as well. Maybe if I have time I can try a few things on mine to see what works best.
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You sprayed a carb cleaner on a painted surface?

That'* a gutsy move. I'd DEFINETLY wash the entire area thouroughly.
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Lol ya ya i know but the car is by no means perfect wo i didn't really care. I hade a soapy rag on hand for immediate removal. I'm not a complete moron (all the time).
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Go to a paint store or something like Lowell'* paint and get some 3M Adheisve remover. It'* safe for the paint and that'* what body shops use all the time for removing that stuff.....Comes off in seconds with a rag of the stuff. No Mess.
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go to Wal*Mart (ugh walmart...) and buy Ooops bumper sticker remover, that stuff works wonders like you wouldnt belive.
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I quickly second the 3M adhesive remover.. works perfectly.. then take some wax to it quick and it looks as if nothing was ever there..
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