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Old 02-01-2012, 06:07 AM
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DIY: Debadging & Sticker Removal?

Hi All,

There are plenty G's out there that has been debadged and all stickers removed and I'm sure that some are DIY. As I have never done it before, I am wondering how to do without damaging the surface and paint. If there is a thread already about this, can you please link me to it and if not it would be greatly appreciated if someone did a DIY report for it.

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Curious about the same thing as I am debating between keeping my Skyline badges or going for a clean look.
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on previous cars i've debadged by using a heat gun/ hair dryer on the badge on the car then when it was warm enough i used floss to pull back and forth behind the badge until it came off. I never had paint damage and only alittle sticky residue left to remove.
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You can use what he said up there ^^^ with floss, or what i found was better is fishing line. but also when you have the sticky residue, use a bug and tar remover to take the remainder off.

Take bug and tar remover (turtle wax is what i used) and blot it on the residue. Let it dry for about 1-2 min. Then it should be wet enough to take a microfiber towel and rub it off. Now if you get a ghost emblem theres a tricky part to it ONLY IF YOU HAVE A BUFFER AND RUBBING COMPOUND :

1.) Take wet sand paper (2000 Grit) and soak it for about 1 min in water
2.) Rub on the ghost emblem, but not too hard or else you could put a hole in your clear coat
3.) Then take a buffer with a compound application pad (Orange country pad) and take the compound (I used Wolfgang 3.0 total swirl remover) and go over the scratched up surface about 6 times back and forth then 6 times up and down.

Then watch as your ghost emblem is 95% to 100% gone. This is the same exact process I have done to 4 cars now.

Hope I helped if you have any question feel free to pm me
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Here are two great articles on how to remove badges, stickers, etc.

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...s-from-my-car/
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...a-vintage-car/

If you have any questions after checking out those articles please let me know how we can help!

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WOW! Thanks guys! I will definitely take the 3M adhesive remover path, I'm not confident with the sanding path...
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Clean for sure! I really need to take mine off, the last owner put on nismo stickers on the hood and trunk...

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Curious about the same thing as I am debating between keeping my Skyline badges or going for a clean look.
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is there any way this can be done by hand? i don't have access to a buffer.
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OMG....did anyone here notice we have a SEARCH function? Debadging is one of the most discussed subjects here starting back in early 2003 so there's no lack of information! SEARCH is your friend, use it! There's no reason to create threads on subjects that have been discussed for 10 years....Gary
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Believe me ive looked. ive searched and tried everything and nothing works. i still have the ghost.
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You can use what he said up there ^^^ with floss, or what i found was better is fishing line. but also when you have the sticky residue, use a bug and tar remover to take the remainder off.

Take bug and tar remover (turtle wax is what i used) and blot it on the residue. Let it dry for about 1-2 min. Then it should be wet enough to take a microfiber towel and rub it off. Now if you get a ghost emblem theres a tricky part to it ONLY IF YOU HAVE A BUFFER AND RUBBING COMPOUND :

1.) Take wet sand paper (2000 Grit) and soak it for about 1 min in water
2.) Rub on the ghost emblem, but not too hard or else you could put a hole in your clear coat
3.) Then take a buffer with a compound application pad (Orange country pad) and take the compound (I used Wolfgang 3.0 total swirl remover) and go over the scratched up surface about 6 times back and forth then 6 times up and down.

Then watch as your ghost emblem is 95% to 100% gone. This is the same exact process I have done to 4 cars now.

Hope I helped if you have any question feel free to pm me

No offense man, but it's a basic rule of detailing to always start with the least aggressive method first, especially for someone who does not regularly detail. I easily remove ghosting with a couple compounding passes without the need for sandpaper. The clearcoat on our cars is paper thin, and when I measured my trunk it was sitting at 92um. It only takes one tiny mistake or 5 seconds of extra sanding and you're stuck paying for a $600 re-paint.
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Believe me ive looked. Ive searched and tried everything and nothing works. i still have the ghost.
Last thing I removed from my deck lid was the emblem which left me with a ghost. I tried everything I own to make it disappear....3M Scratch remover to light compound using my orbital buffer. Nothing worked! I went to my local car wash where they detail cars, asked them for help. One of there employees grabbed high speed buffer and some light compound, within seconds the ghost was gone. I gladly gave him $20= and drove home finishing the job with quality wax. It's the heat the high speed buffer creates along with fine compound the removes the ghosts easily without damaging the painted surface....Gary
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