Take a look at this tutorial on how to remove emblems off your car.
Removing emblems serves a number of purposes, maybe you're just simply replacing them with new ones to make you car look the best it can be, or perhaps you're after that de-badged look. Whatever the reason, here is how to remove emblems the correct way.
- Heat gun
- Fishing line or dental floss
- Lint-free microfibre cloth
- Detailing applicator pad
- Orbital polisher (Doing it by hand will also work)
- Auto solvent
- Auto rubbing compound
- Car wax
The first thing you're going to want to do is to analyse the surface area of your car you are removing the emblems off of. You want to pay attention to what materials the emblems are on. If they are on metal, you can get away with adding a lot more heat as opposed to plastic or fibreglass surfaces.
Next, take your heat gun and apply heat to the badge while constantly moving the heat gun to evenly distribute the heat to soften the glue behind the emblem. Without wasting too much time, take your fishing line or dental floss and gently work your way behind the badge to loosen it.
Once the emblem is off, you are going to want to remove as much of the glue residue as possible by hand. Dab a small amount of auto solvent to help lift the glue.
Once the glue is off, apply a small amount of auto compound to the area using the applicator pad, and then buff with an orbital polisher or by hand.
To get that showroom quality finish, apply a small amount of wax to the microfibre cloth and buff it into the area and surrounding areas to keep it even.
Take e look at the video below by YouTube channel, AMMO NYC, on How to remove emblems off your car.
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