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Unread 09-09-2006, 11:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HOW-TO: Remove the badges from your car

Let me start by saying that this is a risky procedure and I will not be held accountable for any damages that you may cause.

Why do this?

This mod may not be for everyone but in my opinion a car looks and flows better without the badges (logos/emblems) and it adds a kind of "mystery" to your car.

What will i need?

- Hair dryer (optional)
- Thin fishing line or dental floss
- Plastic wall scraper
- Goo Gone
- Car wax
- Terrycloth



How long will it take?

Anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour, de-badging a Cadillac Escalade will take longer than a Ford Focus.

Note: First make sure that the badges you wish to remove are glued or taped on, if they are bolted on this how-to won't apply to you. Take your time and be very careful throughout these steps.


STEP 1

Thouroughly wash and dry the area where you wish to remove the badges from.

STEP 2

Heat up the badges you wish to remove with the hair dryer, this will soften up the glue holding the badge to your car making it easier to remove. You can skip this step if you never dry your hair

STEP 3

Get your fishing line (or floss) and slide it behind the badge and use a saw-like motion to remove the badge. Be very careful when doing this step.

STEP 4

With your plastic scraper carefully remove any thick residue left by the tape or glue. Once you have all the thicker stuff removed get your cloth and apply a genourous amount of Goo Gone to the cloth and use a bit of elbow grease to remove any residue left. Other degreasing products may work for this step, but I tested Goo Gone and it didn't harm my paint.

STEP 5

Wash the area with soap and water and then spot dry it. Now get the car wax of your choice, i prefer Meguiar's, and take your time to wax the finished area.

ENJOY!

If you are not satisfied with the end result you can always put your badges back on with some double sided 3M tape.


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Unread 09-10-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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Your right! It does kinda add a mystery to the car. I like it. Wonder how that would make my old F150 look? By the way are those Texas plates?

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The plates are "Beautiful British Columbia"

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LOL a pocket knife has always worked for me :/
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true, but your chances of sratching the paint go way up

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Quote:
- Thin fishing line or dental flass
floss I think that was just a typo, you spelled it right later.
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Goo Gone + Floss Pwns!!!!!!
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now you should shave those side moldings that are on that focus.. That would look BAD ASS.. but that ****er does look real clean now!!
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Be careful with this. Some cars emblems have holes behind them where the pins on the emblem go. My car has them on the front and back emblems so I can't debadge without a paint job.
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I mentioned that in the fact in bold

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