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post #11 of 18 Old 06-24-2015, 07:43 PM
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Sweet!

Sure beats having to shell out a couple hundred or more for a body shop to fill and paint.

How did you go about removing the part of the badge you did?

Hello! I didn't actually remove the badges off of my Lexus. But, I have done many in the past. I love a clean look on a car, especially a hot car like ours. It's actually rather simple:


1) Pry the letters/numbers away carefully and slowly with a plastic putty knife.
2) Remove the excess tape by pressing duct tape on top of it and pulling away.
3) Remove the sticky residue with Goo-Gone or WD-40.
4) Apply polish of your liking and buff with a soft cloth by hand.
5) Done.


BEFORE debadging any car, call the parts department and ask them if the replacement parts have prongs on the back. If they do, you know you have holes behind the badges.


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Also, keep in mind that if you're debadging an older car you may have some ghosting behind the letters/numbers from fade. You can buff this out with the right product but it's a pita!


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Peeling the badge off with a putty knife concerns me. I'd be so afraid I am going to take a chunk out of the paint job.



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Peeling the badge off with a putty knife concerns me. I'd be so afraid I am going to take a chunk out of the paint job.

A plastic putty knife will not harm the finish as long as you keep it flush and not use the corner of it. I've done it many times with no problem.


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A plastic putty knife will not harm the finish as long as you keep it flush and not use the corner of it. I've done it many times with no problem.


Even the pro's use them and interior pry tools hold the same concept, clear winner for removing them.



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Yea, I guess that a plastic one is probably the best bet. I imagined it as a metal one.



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I use dental floss to remove badges off car, been doing it for years, waxed floss works best
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Floss is the best thing to use... I would be hesitant to use a putty knife. When using a plastic putty knife however, sand down the edges to ensure it's smooth all the way around.
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