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Old 05-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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How to debadge?

I ordered the black "Jeep" emblem off amazon yesterday.

How do I remove the current chrome one now?

I heard all I have to do is get a hair drier, fishing line, and Goo-Off.

Is it that easy?

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Heat gun and fishing line.

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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Heat gun and fishing line.
^This.

And to the OP...Why'd you order a whole new emblem when you could have just painted/dipped the one you have now black (or any other color you wanted)?
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^This.

And to the OP...Why'd you order a whole new emblem when you could have just painted/dipped the one you have now black (or any other color you wanted)?
Because I'm not the most patient person and i couldnt stand waiting there watching paint dry, and i also dont want to have to redo it
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...Why'd you order a whole new emblem when you could have just painted/dipped the one you have now black (or any other color you wanted)?
New logo... $8... can of paint $5-6... my times worth more than $2

You really can't remove the old one to paint, and put back on without adding new foam sticky back, and taping the thing off would be a job in itself.
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I simply don't want mine to look like anyone else.

I figure being an original is worth more than a measly $2 savings.
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I would rather purchase a new one than paint the old one.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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Good thing about plastidip is you can peel it off when you get sick of it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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Heat gun and fishing line.
Classical guitar strings work too (the nylon ones) if you don't want to buy a spool of fishing line. FWIW.
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I ordered the black "Jeep" emblem off amazon yesterday.

How do I remove the current chrome one now?

I heard all I have to do is get a hair drier, fishing line, and Goo-Off.

Is it that easy?
Yes and after taking off the tape with goo-off make sure you apply a coat of wax to protect it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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I ordered the black "Jeep" emblem off amazon yesterday.

How do I remove the current chrome one now?

I heard all I have to do is get a hair drier, fishing line, and Goo-Off.

Is it that easy?
"YES! IT'S JUST THAT EASY!"
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:09 PM   #12
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When I did mine, I found that WD40 did the best job of getting the leftover adhesive off, much better than Goo Gone.

That glue is nasty stuff....
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You really can't remove the old one to paint, and put back on without adding new foam sticky back...
Politely, yes you can. Or you can at least try. I pried my letters off with a (flat) putty knife with the blade wrapped in cloth/rag. I just got behind it and lifted -- and they came right off with the original tape still intact. A quick shot of plasti dip and they went right back on.



So, just saying... it's worth a try.

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Heat gun, fishing line, micrfiber towel+adhesive remover for cleanup.

+1 on just buying a new emblem. It's worth it to avoid the time and stress of doing your own work.
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+1 on just buying a new emblem. It's worth it to avoid the time and stress of doing your own work.
By far, the easiest thing I have done to my jeep... second perhaps to ripping the carpet out and pulling the drain plugs.
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New logo... $8... can of paint $5-6... my times worth more than $2

You really can't remove the old one to paint, and put back on without adding new foam sticky back, and taping the thing off would be a job in itself.
And i could mess it up with a big fat run...
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I've heard that dental floss works too.
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WD 40 uses # 666 adhesive remover. Plus u can hit several other things on your wagon w/ it.
So save ur $$ on the Goo Off.
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Would it be better to do it now, and drive it with no badge for a while, then put it on when it comes in? Or would it be better to take it off, clean it, then add new one?

And also, what is a trick to get it right where it was?
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Would it be better to do it now, and drive it with no badge for a while, then put it on when it comes in? Or would it be better to take it off, clean it, then add new one?

And also, what is a trick to get it right where it was?
i don't think the jeep will start without the badge...
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And also, what is a trick to get it right where it was?
This?

I have almost purchased the new badge but concerned that I won't get it lined up as perfect as it is now (I have severe OCD). Because of this I am thinking of going the plasti-dip route...
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Blue painters tape is your friend.

Mask off the outline of the letters before you peel the old one off. New one goes back into the template you created.

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Blue painters tape is your friend.

Mask off the outline of the letters before you peel the old one off. New one goes back into the template you created.

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Thats a great idea! Never thought of that!
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Politely, yes you can. Or you can at least try. I pried my letters off with a (flat) putty knife with the blade wrapped in cloth/rag. I just got behind it and lifted -- and they came right off with the original tape still intact. A quick shot of plasti dip and they went right back on.



So, just saying... it's worth a try.

PS And it is slightly original, haha.

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Maybe I should put the new one on like this...

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Wish I'da thought of that...
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Blow dryer and dental floss. Super easy to take off. goo gone didnt take the residue off mine very well. Ended up benefiting me because it gave me a reference for where to put the new logo. Looks much better.
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Zippo lighter fluid works better than Goo Gone, and leaves no residue.
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Blue painters tape is your friend.

Mask off the outline of the letters before you peel the old one off. New one goes back into the template you created.

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X2, that's what I did, worked perfect. I used the goo-gone, it worked, but it took a while. Also I used a heat gun and pried them off with my fingernail..
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I did it with fishing line, hair drier, and goo gone! Worked awesome! Thanks guys for all the help!

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