How To Debadge A Car The Safe Way


Iain Stewart
Iain Stewart

wd not put a drill anyway near paintwork, and never sandpaper. elbow grease and WD40 did it for me

Vor 15 Tage
Joao Farinha
Joao Farinha

No doubt it looks a lot better 👌

Vor 2 Monate
Mr Babangoh's Service Charge Collector
Mr Babangoh's Service Charge Collector

I'm gonna sticker bomb my boot door after taking the badges off. Do I really need to be meticulous in adhesive removal seeing that I'm just gonna spray lacquer on the stickers once I'm done?

Vor 2 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Probably not if you're not too worried about a couple of superficial clear coat scratches. But as you said you're clear coating and sticker bombing.

Vor 2 Monate
Mike X
Mike X

All cars should be debadged. They should come debadged from new.

Vor 2 Monate
Steven Yay
Steven Yay

liverpool accent?

Vor 4 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Yep.

Vor 4 Monate
Calvin Setham
Calvin Setham

usually after i take off the badges with a string, i soak the glue residue with WD40 and scoop it off with an old credit card. then polish it. it's a 10 min job for that A4 badge.

Vor 6 Monate
JM YPS
JM YPS

I would not recommend sandpaper on your paint. Just use a hairdryer to heat up the remaining glue and it peels off super easy. Then just get some polish to clean it and it’s done. This is over complicating a simple job.

Vor 6 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

I spent a good hour once trying to remove the 1.7 cdti badge from my old Astra by polishing. The outline was still there unfortunately. My Audi was quite similar. Obviously spending 3 hours to remove all 3 badges on the Astra would be over complicating things. On the other hand, I’d imagine that the badges on my 1 year old Fiesta should polish away quite easily.

Vor 6 Monate
JM YPS
JM YPS

Torque Steer You just have to take your time with it mate.

Vor 6 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Sandpaper is necessary on some cars and will cause no damage to the paint (apart from thinning the clear coat ever so slightly). Obviously I had a heat gun and polish to hand and I can say that off camera, the polish wouldn’t touch the outline of the badge. A machine polisher might have.

Vor 6 Monate
3RT
3RT

Channel is looking and sounding better.👍

Vor 6 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Thanks :)

Vor 6 Monate
Jay
Jay

boiling water, screwdriver in microfiber cloth, T-cut.

Vor 6 Monate
TheFruitsClan
TheFruitsClan

nice try bending the metal :)

Vor 2 Monate
colbenuk
colbenuk

Goo Gone Original Liquid is great for removing the badge residue & it is safe for the paint surface

Vor 6 Monate
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas

Bet it looks smart with the lights tinted now👌🏼

Vor 6 Monate
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas

She has turned smart💨

Vor 6 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

The rear is starting to come together nicely. I think duel exit exhaust is next.

Vor 6 Monate
Dave Williams
Dave Williams

Yes good, is that a thing now? I notice newer cars dont have badges.

Vor 7 Monate
enrique mejia
enrique mejia

String and goooff I promise

Vor 7 Monate
ultimaetsolder
ultimaetsolder

Wow looks like an entirely different car!

Vor 7 Monate
AVD AVD
AVD AVD

Safest way is to actually use Tar and Glue remover. No need for that tool and absolutely no need in sandpaper!! SRP is strictly speaking not a Polish as it contains fillers so it’s more of a glaze so you’re masking the damage caused not correcting. AF Tough Prep would have been better to cleanse the paint before applying their sealant

Vor 7 Monate
Gonads1259
Gonads1259

Yep or rubbing alcohol.

Vor 2 Monate
AHMA_FIN
AHMA_FIN

Yes, tar/glue remover is most simple way in this case and no need any tools. Glue removes easily without any risk of damage.

Vor 4 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

To me, it depend on the adhesive used and age of adhesive. My one year old Fiesta might be okay with some tar and glue remover but I can guarantee that my 15 year old Astra will be a bitch to get off. I’ve tried compounding the etching by hand and it’s too engrained. I either need a machine polisher or sandpaper for that. Again, I wouldn’t necessarily expect this on my Fiesta. PS: your drill should be charged ;)

Vor 7 Monate
AVD AVD
AVD AVD

Kris Nicholson I get the Caramel wheel is the tool to use when removing a large amount of vinyl writing however for two small badges it’s serious over kill. By the time you’ve gone out and bought the item, found your drill, realised it’s not charged, waited several hours to charge then use it you could have used a hair dryer, sprayed a little tar and glue to loosen the adhesive followed by fishing wire, wiped off the excess glue and made a cuppa. A literal two minute job.

Vor 7 Monate
Kris Nicholson
Kris Nicholson

AVD AVD the safest way is caramel wheel. That is how it is done professionally. Sandpaper is a bit extreme and not needed but it will clean the area of debris so it is just the glue and prevent grit but you should just be able to get all the glue off with a cw then polish with a buffer to a nice shine within a few minutes. Tar and glue remover may take a while to get it all off. If you're prepared to have friction burns you can rub it off with your finger.. Done that before today..

Vor 7 Monate
thetraindriver01
thetraindriver01

Great job on the debadge. When I replaced my Skoda badges I used a plastic blade and a heat gun after using the fishing line to cut the badge off, it worked a treat with no marking of the paint either 👍👍👍 link: Plastic Razor Blade Edges for Removing Label Glue Residue on Soft Surface NO Scratched http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0722HJ5ZQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_i_TQ0.Ab7FJ5QNN

Vor 7 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Cool idea. It looks like a pretty good tool to remove the residue.

Vor 7 Monate
joestinof
joestinof

Wouldn't a clay bar work?

Vor 7 Monate
Kris Nicholson
Kris Nicholson

Torque Steer absolutely correct. Clay bar won't get this done. It is for removing traffic film only. Most people rub/slide claybar and its the wrong way to do it. You should roll it over the paint. Or best example is use it like bluetack picking up bluetack.

Vor 7 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

I don’t think so for three reasons. Firstly, the sticker seems to come off easier when it’s dry and obviously a clay bar is wet. Secondly more heat makes it come off easier too. Which a clay bar won’t generate. And thirdly, I don’t believe a clay bar wouldn’t generate enough friction (kind of the same as the heat thing) I might be wrong but that’s my reasoning. :)

Vor 7 Monate
tj o
tj o

Music reminds me of this song lol http://youtu.be/NYlFen7oG4k I was too lazy to do this on my car, cars black so i just plastidiped the badges gloss black to blend them in;)

Vor 7 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

It’s actually a synth wave parody of this http://youtu.be/gb1wYslTBk8 :)

Vor 7 Monate
Kris Nicholson
Kris Nicholson

The caramel wheel/stripe off is probably the single most important tool in that arsenal!. Using a screwdriver will also bend the metal. The first thing I did to my rs6 is debadge it. Noooo!. Don't stick that shite on the car!. The 3m will take the paint off if you don't like it or it turns out shit and you won't be able to heat gun it off because the strip will melt. It isn't secured to the car either so it can be ripped off on the motorway. Air has a lot of force behind it over 60mph. That's why best fuel economy happens at 56-60mph.

Vor 7 Monate
Kris Nicholson
Kris Nicholson

Torque Steer totally agree, can I have your 2.0 badge so I can stick it to my rs6? I think you know what my plan is..

Vor 7 Monate
Torque Steer
Torque Steer

Defiantly. It’s 1000x easier with that disk. I like having the manufacturer badge on the car but all the model badges and engine sizes make it look too fussy.

Vor 7 Monate
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