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Taking car emblems off safely and nicely.

How do I take the emblems off my car without removing paint or anything damaging? Has anyone figured this out? Lol

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Two ways.
1. The Neanderthal way: heat the badge up with a heat gun and pull off.
2. The non Neanderthal way. Use fine fishing line and use like a saw to cut thru the goop that holds it on.
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A plastic razor blade and an eraser wheel work as well. This is of course if you know what you're doing with an eraser wheel.

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Two ways.
1. The Neanderthal way: heat the badge up with a heat gun and pull off.
2. The non Neanderthal way. Use fine fishing line and use like a saw to cut thru the goop that holds it on.
Thank you. And how could I take the goop ( glue ) off after removing the badge?
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Goo Gone works well. Depending on how viscous the glue spot is though, you may want to soak a cotton ball or two with it and tape it over the area with masking tape so it can soak awhile.

This stuff works like magic on glue residue left by peeling retail price stickers off of things, and unlike stronger solvents is pretty safe for all surfaces.
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That's good to know. Because I'm trying to do what's best for the paint but also not trying to make an ordeal out of it.
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I will concur about the Goo Gone. As a former body parts guy, that stuff works wonderfully with removing the glue.

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I believe WD40 works too. Why not, it works for everything else.
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WD40 will work, but it will also leave a residue that you'll have to clean off.
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Also warm weather helps a lot...especially the sun beading makes the job a little easier


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