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Old 28-04-2005   #1
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De-badging

I have de-badged my car, well took the 60's off the wings, and the sticky stuff is a right pain to get off, is there any thing out there that will help to get this off?
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i used a lot of elbow grease, and turpse.lol seemed to wrk for me.
and i heated it up as well, and rubbed it off with a rough-ish cloth.
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i didn't have aproblem with my, just came straight off! hot soapy water easy job
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yeah soapy water a alot of patients, that did the trick for my 16v badges on the wings!!
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Try WD40, it works a treat.
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Ok, so I have taken my bagdges off and the sticky adhesive, but the paint under the badges is a different colour, is there a way of resolving this?
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Re: De-badging

T-cut if it is a non-metallic, otherwise a similar product but intended for metallics.
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Re: De-badging

As the negotiator says T-cut although it doesn't make any difference if it's metallic or solid colour.
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I have always been told on here it does since the metallic's laquer is damaged by t-cutting.
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Re: De-badging

I've done T-cut on mine, which is metallic. It didn't say you couldn't and it seems fine. Having said that others have said don't do it before.
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Re: De-badging

A quick search on the net suggests you shouldn't use normal T-cut on metallics for the reason I gave above - it damages the lacquer. This is from manufacturer's sites and a broad range of forums.

General consensus is to use "metallic T-cut" instead.
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Re: De-badging

All T-cut is is a fine cutting polish which should bring up old lacquer the same as it does old paint. Mind you I don't use it I use "Finesse it" which is made by 3M. Also Autoglym is pretty much one of the top polishes as it too has a very fine cuttting compound in it only downside is it's quite expensive.
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I took my 55's off on Friday, used a credit card to flick the badges off, then some water to loosen the glue, credit card again to get some more of the glue off, finishing with autoglym polish (the red bottle) and it was off within seconds, can't see any colour difference at all, if I had of done a paint restoring product like T-Cut would of been out of my car cleaning cupboard.
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