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Old 01-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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HELP!!! Super glued badges?

Hey guys, I went to go debadge the 328 and the numbers had the double sided tape on them as well as what kind of appears to be a super glue like substance. The numbers werent too terribly hard to take off but when I went to clean the car, parts of the black double sided tape are still stuck to the car by a hard clear substance....wtf? Does anyone know what I can use to attempt to get this stuff off without jacking the paint up? Thanks.





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Old 01-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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what was your removal process? this is how it's usually done

hairdryer. move it around the area for about 5-10 minutes
dental floss the words out
goo gone the glue residue before it hardens again
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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I just used fishing line and pretty much cut the tape from the numbers. Should I try heating it up and then wiping it off or will it even do any good?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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3M adhesive cleaner.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:18 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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You could also try isopropyl alcohol, 91% use it at full strength. You should be able to get both locally, alcohol will obviously be cheaper.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:51 PM   #7
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use goo-gone and polish the spot. or any other adhesive remover. I actually used my finger to slightly peel it off gently and sort of scraped it off without scratching and it came off clean, I polished it anyway.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #8
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Tomorrow I am going to try the hair dryer first then the goo gone. I appreciate the help guys.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #9
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okay so I just got done trying the hair dryer and used it for 15 minutes and this clear stuff stayed hard and never got soft. After the trunk was nice and hot from the hair dryer being on for 15 minutes I tried the goo gone....nothing? Does anybody have any other suggestions?
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What about my other two recommendations, have you tried any of those yet? Last resourt should be lacquer thinner.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #11
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there is your answer! I think it was already mentioned above but here is a link. GL!
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What about my other two recommendations, have you tried any of those yet? Last resourt should be lacquer thinner.
+1 to the alcohol
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:25 PM   #13
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I tried the isopropyl aclohol and it did absolutely nothing. Havent tried 3M adhesive remover yet, but it seems like super glue for real. When you buy new badges from the dealer they only have 3m tape on the back right? nothing else right? The previous owner told me that the car had been rear ended and the work was done at the dealer? I am pretty sure that is what he told me, so if that is true then the badges should be oem.

I guess I will have to go to Advance or O'Reillys tomorrow and pick up some of the 3M Adhesive Cleaner...I sure hope that works because I really dont want to use something that could ruin my paint.
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Another recommendation would be Stoners Tarminator.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:31 PM   #15
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I took a really long good look at the molested area and seriously I swear it is super glue. When the work was done on the car it looks like they kept the old badges and put super glue on the back and put them back on. There are even smudges like what you would see if you put super glue on something and put it on and accidently moved it a little. I am taking it to the dealer where I was told it was worked on and ask them what they used and what they expect me to get it off with.
Thanks to everybody for your help...this is soooooo frustrating.
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It does look like sticky fixer residue, if so you can use tar remover - I removed my plates and found the previous ones had been stuck on with 2 layers of sticky fixer pads. Right bugger to get off, put plenty of tar remover and some elbow grease later it was gone. Just put it on, let it soak it and rub, repeat. If that don't work then yeah it may be something more nasty.
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that will rub right off with your thumb, mine did
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
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It does look like sticky fixer residue, if so you can use tar remover - I removed my plates and found the previous ones had been stuck on with 2 layers of sticky fixer pads. Right bugger to get off, put plenty of tar remover and some elbow grease later it was gone. Just put it on, let it soak it and rub, repeat. If that don't work then yeah it may be something more nasty.

I will try the tar remover next, this is ridiculous.

I know that alot of people keep saying that it should just be able to be rubbed off by your thumb...youre right, it should. But this stuff isnt even sticky, tacky or anything, except for clear and solid with rigid texture. I hope to resolve this situation very very soon.
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Get some Stoners Tarminator, should be able to find it locally.
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