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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109742 posted 03/26/04 03:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've removed my Galant and DOHC badges (using dental floss pulled through the adhesive). With some careful picking and Goof-Off I removed all of the material off the trunklid, but even though I can't feel anything left, there is still a little haze left. It might be slightly tacky and perhaps attracting dust. What should I do to remove this? A little rubbing compound and a cloth or is there a secret trick?

Thanks in advance.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109743 posted 03/26/04 03:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ryan,

I used Mineral Spirits and just rubbed off whatever adhesive was on there. Didnt hurt the paint at all.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109744 posted 03/26/04 03:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What he said...at work we use something called Pro-Sol,basically a clear solvent that wont harm the paint.You spray some on the area,let it soak in for a second,and rub with cloth.You can wax the area after if it is dull.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109745 posted 03/26/04 05:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
maybe i should debadge my car too. the shiny silver film is peeling off. i'll sleep on it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109746 posted 03/26/04 05:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I took some dealer emblem off my deck lid when I first bought the car. I got all the goo off with something like Pro-Sol, but there remained an image of the emblem on the paint due to fading. Buffed it with compound to no avail. So I painted the car blue. [Wink]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109747 posted 03/26/04 05:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just finished this mini project today after seeing this post. I had this goo left over also, so i went down to buy some mineral spirits but they didn't have a small enough container. I found some stuff right next to the spirits called Goo-Off (who would have guessed). This stuff worked well. Everything looks nice now.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109748 posted 03/26/04 06:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cool , Now lets see what you can do with a tooth brush! [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109749 posted 03/27/04 12:43 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright then, I guess I'll just keep on it. Ken, the stuff you bought, is it made from Orange oil?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109750 posted 03/27/04 01:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just went out to go look at it and it doesnt say anything except for Warnings all over the can. Its made by a company called Klean-Strip if that helps at all.

The only reason I did it this way is because my dad suggested it a long time ago on my first car and it worked well.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109751 posted 03/27/04 05:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Guys - dont use the Goo-off in a yellow can in large quantities. That stuff is wicked and will start to take your paint off. I accidentally left a rag of goo-off and when I picked the rag up after half hour a lot of paint came up with it, this was on an old beater celica of mine. It also desttroys plastic...eats thru. I destroyed a screwdriver handle the same way as above [Ugh]

To debadge: First, I use the floss and heatgun. Then, I bust out the rubber eraser wheel for the drill to remove the remaining glue. Finally, some wax and elbow grease. If the emlems have been on the car long and there is sun fade, you will see the outlines. A buffer can be used to try and buff it out.

Hope this helps!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109752 posted 03/27/04 09:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I pulled mine off, it left some residue that I was never able to remove and I tried everything. Going to get it sanded and painted when I get my holes filled(sounds like porn) for my spoiler. Then I will install my JDM badges and hope to hell that no punk ass kids steal them. [Ugh]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109753 posted 03/27/04 10:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fill my holes - starring Tyler "longcshclong" Zachau [ROFLMAO]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109754 posted 03/27/04 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Use some WD-40, just make sure to wash and wax that area after you are done.. Then use some cutter wax, and buff it out... Here is a pic of the badge I took off my last car..(Acura Legend), I took off a badge that said Acura and it was direclty above the left tail light...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109755 posted 03/27/04 05:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
quote:
Originally posted by chauffeur1st:
Use some WD-40, just make sure to wash and wax that area after you are done.. Then use some cutter wax, and buff it out... Here is a pic of the badge I took off my last car..(Acura Legend), I took off a badge that said Acura and it was direclty above the left tail light...

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Jason

Pretty damn clean, what happened to it?

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