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2DEUCE2 09-16-2011 11:04 PM

"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!

Strinos 09-16-2011 11:24 PM

I removed the badges on an Audi using heat and dental floss and then cleaned off any glue residue with bug and tar remover.

kelly0 09-16-2011 11:33 PM

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC02110.jpg
^^what strinos said....I didn't use heat.....just a blazing hot day, floss and goo gone or something like that

Lawngnome 09-16-2011 11:43 PM

I used a hair dryer, razor blade and goo b gone.

2DEUCE2 09-17-2011 12:16 AM

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.

InfernoGirl 09-17-2011 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lawngnome (Post 1577613)
I used a hair dryer, razor blade and goo b gone.

:bottom: Razor blades and paint are a terrible combination....

jvanwinkle2 09-17-2011 10:16 AM

Hair dryer and fishing line. If any residue remains, you can use a rubber eraser or a light adhesive remover.

tcass 09-17-2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jvanwinkle2 (Post 1578264)
Hair dryer and fishing line. If any residue remains, you can use a rubber eraser or a light adhesive remover.

+1 :thumb: 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

cass

drock1976 04-04-2012 03:22 PM

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.

kbwwolf 04-04-2012 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by drock1976 (Post 2219532)
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. :thumb:

Shoot him a PM.

Casotakar1229 04-04-2012 05:01 PM

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.

the Kolector 04-04-2012 05:04 PM

Let me know if you want to get rid of the badge afterwards, please. I am looking for one.

kbwwolf 04-04-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1578228)
:bottom: Razor blades and paint are a terrible combination....

:eek:

x5

OH9JK 04-04-2012 06:49 PM

DON'T DO IT....your Jeep will revert back to 2WD!!!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SlKSXEjF-B...5_1024x768.jpg

Celtic 04-04-2012 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kelly0 (Post 1577597)
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC02110.jpg
^^what strinos said....I didn't use heat.....just a blazing hot day, floss and goo gone or something like that

Looks really good!:thumb:

-JC- 05-17-2012 10:29 PM

Yes, but i detect a bit of haze in the area of the JEEP grill logo. I don't want haze in my paint.

GonzoBobH 05-17-2012 10:59 PM

I use a spatula with the blade wrapped in a thin rag.
Pried right up.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...oppedlarge.jpg

You can see where I relocated it to the rear of the jeep, just under the handle.

sunnykk 05-18-2012 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2219847)
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. :thumb:

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.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Wrangler02.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Wrangler05.jpg

InfernoGirl 05-18-2012 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -JC- (Post 2379900)
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.... :whistling:

Oglethorpe 05-18-2012 09:35 AM

Cheese and crackers! Do you unplug that thing at night?

Quote:

Originally Posted by GonzoBobH (Post 2379999)
I use a spatula with the blade wrapped in a thin rag.
Pried right up.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...oppedlarge.jpg

You can see where I relocated it to the rear of the jeep, just under the handle.


Savora 05-30-2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the Kolector (Post 2219870)
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 :banghead:

cheap4tw 05-30-2012 07:09 PM

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!

strider_mt2k 05-30-2012 07:15 PM

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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.

wranglerasaurus 05-30-2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 2DEUCE2 (Post 1577657)
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.

move to Miami. Security video shows entire Miami 'zombie' attack This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

JeepWranglerNation 05-30-2012 07:25 PM

strider_mt2k


Who cares about where the "TR" Badge ends up.. I just want the beer bottle opener.. "like"

JKralph 05-30-2012 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k (Post 2419935)
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...;)

strider_mt2k 05-30-2012 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by OurJeepLife (Post 2419987)
Who cares about where the "TR" Badge ends up.. I just want the beer bottle opener.. "like"

Thanks! :thumb: -lots of good feedback from that mod!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/any...ml#post2317740 (last page)


Quote:

Originally Posted by JKralph (Post 2420063)
I thought your intention was to elude becloudment, but that seemed purposefully befuddling...;)

Yeah, well I'm in my off hours you see... ;)

pkmcd99 05-30-2012 07:47 PM

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.

Nobozos84 05-30-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kelly0 (Post 1577597)
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC02110.jpg
^^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 !

Vin 05-30-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Savora (Post 2419855)
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 :banghead:

Fishing line is no good. You need something more abrasive. Try dental floss.


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