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What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:53 pm
by jamesgarbett
The silver ones that say "S drive" etc.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:28 pm
by Pondrew
A length of strong fishing line (at least 10lb breaking strain), or any thin strong nylon is good, as it breaks the glue seal but doesn't damage the paint. I put some masking tape around the area on the panels just in case, though.
T-cut is great for removing the residual glue from the panels. Only needs a tiny amount.

Another good tip is to measure where the badges are before removing; draw this on a bit of paper and keep it with the badges, just in case they ever need to go back on. :thumbsup:

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:30 pm
by mr.tourette
As above, I used rubbing alcohol or wd40 remove the residue..patience is required though as its pretty tough glue it leaves behind and its by no means a quick job :thumbsup:

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:48 pm
by MikeyH
My wife swears by this stuff
My wife swears by this stuff
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My wife swears by this stuff, seems to remove everything.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:00 pm
by Silverstar
Use a hairdryer or heat gun and warm the badges up prior to removing them, it will make the job so much easier but be careful not to apply too much heat to the paint.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:35 pm
by inkey$
When I removed the badges from my coupe, I used waxed dental floss to remove the badges and then removed the glue with WD40 before polishing the area.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:53 pm
by Jay-Jay
Check out this post, this method worked really well for me to de-badge.

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What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:05 am
by tiglon
Hair dryer and dental floss, but the dental floss did break a lot so fishing line as suggested above is probably a better bet.

Adhesive remover to get rid of the residual sticky stuff.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:42 pm
by peeblezZ4
An old credit card or similar works too. Just heat the area with a hairdryer first. Residual glue removed by wd40 or the likes.

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:01 pm
by tiglon
Anyone else enjoying the irony that we use hairdryers on our hairdressers cars?

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:38 pm
by MikeyH
tiglon wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:01 pm Anyone else enjoying the irony that we use hairdryers on our hairdressers cars?
Yes :rofl: :rofl: :thumbsup:

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:17 pm
by Pondrew
tiglon wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:01 pm Anyone else enjoying the irony that we use hairdryers on our hairdressers cars?
Well some of us don't need them for anything else, these days! :o
My golden locks disappeared many, many moons ago. I knew I shouldn't have used 'wash and go'. :)

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:23 pm
by jock156
:rofl:

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:44 pm
by jenniferlouise
Surely everyone has a hairdryer hard-wired into their glovebox? I’m thinking there will be a thread for this if I look hard enough

What's the best way to remove side badges?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:55 pm
by Pondrew
jenniferlouise wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:44 pm Surely everyone has a hairdryer hard-wired into their glovebox? I’m thinking there will be a thread for this if I look hard enough
Most hairdryers are rated at around 2000w (so I'm told by the wife and daughter) at 240v a/c. Drop that down to 12v, you would need to times the amperage by 20. So by my calculations: 2kW x 4.5A = 9amps x 20 = 180 amps! :o

Or ditch the hairdryer and open the roof! :thumbsup: