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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-18-2017, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Badge Removal?

Recently bought a 2008 Speed 3 - the rear badge looks like maybe it's been removed and then reattached at some point. Any idea what the drip residue might be and how to clean it up? I don't mind taking the badge back off - I like the clean look and nearly every other badge is already gone. Just want to clean this up without harming the paint as much as possible.
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Two holes located behind it so I'd leave, but pick up a Meguiar's or California gold claybar kit from Walmart and any surface contaminates will come right off. I've attached my G as a confirmation to it's effectiveness since there was 5 yr old 3M tape behind those letters.
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If you take your time and are really careful, it's possible to spot-fill the holes with some body filler, and then carefully blend and repaint the two spots. It'll take some patience, but I've seen people manage it with good results.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 03:10 PM
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It will take some work, but to prep it best try GooGone Remover (Yellow bottoles..) let it sit for 5 mins or so then try to buff off with fingers inwards to outwards, or soft sponge/rag and if you are comfortable with it use a orbital polisher. Re-apply more application if needed.


Some new double sided 3M tape to put badge back on may work to put it back in it's place or new spot.


to remove other emblems or stripping, i prefer to slowly and closely ridge in the edge or first letter/number with a strand or roll of "Kite" string and saw back and fourth until its off - googone will help with this process also.


Hope it goes well for you.


hope I added some input someone can use for reference.
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Try some black silicone sealant to fill small holes or gaps, easy fill, dry and light light sand. good to go.
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