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Old 01-03-2017, 11:50 AM
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Removing Trunk Badge Residue

When I got my SDL, both badges on the trunk lid had fallen off (they were stored in the trunk). The problem is that there is a residue left on the paint from where they sat (see picture). I have the 3M tape to reinstall them, but want to get the old residue off first.

Suggestions that won't ruin the paint in the process? I can't seem to get a definitive answer from Googling that involves removing old dried out crusty glue residue.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:56 AM
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Removing Trunk Badge Residue

Ive used goo gone from home depot to soften the adhesive and gently scraped mine off. There was a lot of imbedded dirt in mine so I took my time. Held the softening agent on it with a rag until it was soft enough to remove with and old card.

Cleaner wax removed the evidence. I suggest measuring where it was before starting. I didnt.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:24 PM
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Goo Gone definitely helped. I removed all that was coming off, that stuff was BAKED in place. All that's left is a slight shadow and it's smooth - can't feel it running a finger across it, so I'll say that's "good enough".

Next warm day I'll reattach the emblems and be happy with it
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
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Happy it worked out for you.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:53 PM
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Certainly puts me a step closer to letting other motorists know what they're following
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