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Old 09-16-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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"Trail Rated" Badge Removal

Hello all,

Recently I have done many upgrades to my Jeep and I have one left. That requires the removal of my Wrangler stickers and my Trail Rated badge. I have already removed the Wrangler logos using my fingernail and some Bug and Tar Remover, however I am a little scared of removing the badge. My rig is an '08. I have had a bad experience removing a similar size badge from my HD Street Glide and that removal required me repainting my saddle bags. Obviously I would like to avoid a similar fix at all costs.

I have read a few threads related to the decal removal, but none on the removal of the badge. What do you suggest is the best way to remove my badge without damaging the paint beneath? Should I just man up and pull? Apply heat and pull (all I would have at my immediate disposal is my wife's hairdryer)? What technique have you successfully used in the past?

Any help is greatly appreciated! BTW, I hold nobody responsible for any damage that may occur with any suggested method. Anything will be better that than what I know right now and that is nothing... my fingernail won't work in this case!

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Old 09-16-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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I removed the badges on an Audi using heat and dental floss and then cleaned off any glue residue with bug and tar remover.

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^^what strinos said....I didn't use heat.....just a blazing hot day, floss and goo gone or something like that
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I used a hair dryer, razor blade and goo b gone.
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Awesome! Thank you all. I will dig the dental floss from the bottom of the drawer, my wifes hairdryer and give it a shot.

I know many of you may think this is overplayed, but I am placing Zombie Outbreak decals in their place. I can honestly say that I wish the zombies would rise because with the arsenal of weapons I posses, I could single handedly save the city of Los Angeles... that and I am tired of killing paper, cans and fruit.
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I used a hair dryer, razor blade and goo b gone.
Razor blades and paint are a terrible combination....
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hair dryer and fishing line. If any residue remains, you can use a rubber eraser or a light adhesive remover.
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Hair dryer and fishing line. If any residue remains, you can use a rubber eraser or a light adhesive remover.
+1 and patience. Removed badges from my motorcycle by being patient, heating the badge throughly (more than one time) and using some fishing line. like them on the rubi

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perfect thread. just debadged all factory decals, and debating on the trail rated badge. ive read a few threads where owners are moving it to the rear, what are you all using to re-apply? Just curious - dont think i plan on re-applying, but wld be nice to know.
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perfect thread. just debadged all factory decals, and debating on the trail rated badge. ive read a few threads where owners are moving it to the rear, what are you all using to re-apply? Just curious - dont think i plan on re-applying, but wld be nice to know.
A member named sunnykk removed his Trail Rated badge and put on the rear...pretty sure he said that if you did it quickly, the glue was still warm enough for it to stick without having to do anything extra.

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honestly, I wouldn't feel to safe around you during a zombie apocalypse if you are afraid of removing the trail rated badge haha. good luck, it's one of the most simple "mods" you can do.
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Let me know if you want to get rid of the badge afterwards, please. I am looking for one.
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DON'T DO IT....your Jeep will revert back to 2WD!!!


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^^what strinos said....I didn't use heat.....just a blazing hot day, floss and goo gone or something like that
Looks really good!
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Yes, but i detect a bit of haze in the area of the JEEP grill logo. I don't want haze in my paint.
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I use a spatula with the blade wrapped in a thin rag.
Pried right up.



You can see where I relocated it to the rear of the jeep, just under the handle.
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A member named sunnykk removed his Trail Rated badge and put on the rear...pretty sure he said that if you did it quickly, the glue was still warm enough for it to stick without having to do anything extra.

Shoot him a PM.
That is exactly what I did. No dental floss. Just used my fingers to remove it. If you heat it up real good, you can take it right off with your hands and then stick it right away on any other location that you choose.


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Yes, but i detect a bit of haze in the area of the JEEP grill logo. I don't want haze in my paint.
Nothing some polish and elbow grease or a buffer can't fix....
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Cheese and crackers! Do you unplug that thing at night?

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You can see where I relocated it to the rear of the jeep, just under the handle.
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Let me know if you want to get rid of the badge afterwards, please. I am looking for one.
would send you mine & even pay for the shipping BUT it wont come off, tried dryer & fishing string (25lb) and the string broke after a few minutes & my fingers turned purple
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FYI

Jeep Wranglers with a soft top would make a terrible zombie outbreak response vehicle. With the hard top it's acceptable.

Zombies would rip apart a soft top!
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I like my TR badge so much that I put a second one where Sonny put his!
I did de-sticker though.

I vote relocation as opposed to cancellation unless there's absolutely no consideration of consolation.
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Who cares about where the "TR" Badge ends up.. I just want the beer bottle opener.. "like"
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I vote relocation as opposed to cancellation unless there's absolutely no consideration of consolation.
I thought your intention was to elude becloudment, but that seemed purposefully befuddling...
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Who cares about where the "TR" Badge ends up.. I just want the beer bottle opener.. "like"
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Sounds crazy but this works.and is not harmful to paint. Pull from top with fingers slowly puting them under as it pulls away from the adhesive. It will come off, your paint and clear will be untouched. Using a razr to cut foam back adhesive on badge side will help it detatch when you do the above also.
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^^what strinos said....I didn't use heat.....just a blazing hot day, floss and goo gone or something like that
Wow does that look clean ! I love the look !
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would send you mine & even pay for the shipping BUT it wont come off, tried dryer & fishing string (25lb) and the string broke after a few minutes & my fingers turned purple
Fishing line is no good. You need something more abrasive. Try dental floss.

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