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MangoTango34 05-17-2013 12:12 PM

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?

TrueBlueJK 05-17-2013 12:17 PM

Heat gun and fishing line.

Bayouwolf 05-17-2013 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TrueBlueJK (Post 3765729)
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)?

MangoTango34 05-17-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bayouwolf (Post 3765772)

^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

Abnormal-JK 05-17-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayouwolf (Post 3765772)
...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 :thumb:

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.

Bayouwolf 05-17-2013 01:07 PM

:surrender:

I simply don't want mine to look like anyone else. :whistling:

I figure being an original is worth more than a measly $2 savings. :hide:

Justin_Griffith 05-17-2013 01:28 PM

I would rather purchase a new one than paint the old one.

TrueBlueJK 05-17-2013 01:33 PM

Good thing about plastidip is you can peel it off when you get sick of it.

Boffro 05-17-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrueBlueJK (Post 3765729)
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.

nekojku 05-17-2013 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoTango34 (Post 3765720)
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.

okstatemike 05-17-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoTango34 (Post 3765720)
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!" :popcorn:

Strokerswild 05-17-2013 02:09 PM

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....

GonzoBobH 05-17-2013 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines (Post 3765844)
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.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...psa1597c7a.jpg

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

PS And it is slightly original, haha. :D

PPS Gratuitous shot of my new Ace sliders included for FREE! :hide:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...psfdc3ba06.jpg

legitposter 05-17-2013 02:55 PM

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.

GonzoBobH 05-17-2013 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by "legitposter (Post 3766219)
+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.

MangoTango34 05-17-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines (Post 3765844)
New logo... $8... can of paint $5-6... my times worth more than $2 :thumb:

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...

PhotoWrangler 05-17-2013 07:14 PM

I've heard that dental floss works too.

fishin shane 05-17-2013 07:31 PM

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.

MangoTango34 05-17-2013 07:33 PM

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?

alienature 05-17-2013 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoTango34 (Post 3766875)
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...:rofl:

Gewch 05-17-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MangoTango34 (Post 3766875)
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...

Bayouwolf 05-17-2013 08:02 PM

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.

EzPz

MangoTango34 05-17-2013 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayouwolf (Post 3766951)
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.

EzPz

Thats a great idea! Never thought of that!

Abnormal-JK 05-17-2013 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GonzoBobH (Post 3766074)
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.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...psa1597c7a.jpg

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

PS And it is slightly original, haha. :D

PPS Gratuitous shot of my new Ace sliders included for FREE! :hide:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...psfdc3ba06.jpg


WINNER~!:punk:

Gewch 05-18-2013 12:23 AM

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

http://www.redneckhunterstore.com/up...8_orig.png?278

Abnormal-JK 05-18-2013 05:52 AM

Wish I'da thought of that...

chisox711 05-18-2013 06:45 AM

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.

Abnormal-JK 05-19-2013 05:14 AM

Zippo lighter fluid works better than Goo Gone, and leaves no residue.

Brewbek 05-19-2013 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayouwolf (Post 3766951)
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.

EzPz

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.. :dance:

MangoTango34 05-20-2013 05:39 PM

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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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