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How to remove GC door badging?

Hi, all.

Recently I found a great video on Youtube of someone removing the rear Jeep badging with a small steamer tool and then gently removing the adhesive then wiping down with alocohol to clean and remove any leftover adhesive.

This looks like a very good way to do this job.

My question is about the door badging/panels. Some GCs will have "Grand Cherokee" on the side similar to the rear badging, but mine has what looks like a larger panel, instead of just lettering. On Chevy trucks, this type of thing is held on with adhesive, but on Fords, it would be held in with adhesive AND little tabs where there is a hole in the door.

Does anyone know how the 2012 GC's door badging are adhered?

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:20 AM
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

I'm pretty sure they're just glued, but someone here is probably more than pretty sure.
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I'm pretty sure they're just glued, but someone here is probably more than pretty sure.
They are glued on. You need a heat gun and some fishing line to remove it. That's how I did mine. Goo-gone or something similar to get the residue off and some kind of polish to buff out the imperfections. I swapped for black lettering so I didn't worry about the imperfections too much.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

If they're on the same way the Charger's "granny strips" are, it's just adhesive. Being a Mopar product, I'd guess they're the same.
The "easiest" way to figure out it is to find an OEM replacement strip. As if you were trying to replace one that was damaged. By looking at pictures the replacement you could see if it has tabs or not.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

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If they're on the same way the Charger's "granny strips" are, it's just adhesive. Being a Mopar product, I'd guess they're the same.
The "easiest" way to figure out it is to find an OEM replacement strip. As if you were trying to replace one that was damaged. By looking at pictures the replacement you could see if it has tabs or not.
Very good idea! No idea why IIIIIII didn't think of that but thanks so much! Ill do some before and after pics when I start to tackle this.

Thanks guys!
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

There's no tabs. Just two sided tape.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

Awesome, much appreciated! Will probably try to tackle this this weekend.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

i just used the fishing line method. wear gloves if you can as the line cut into my skin a bit. then i used a little goo gone and plain-old elbow grease to basically rub off the remaining double sided tape they use. then i used a very diluted soapy water and clay bar to get off the rest. it polished up quite nicely
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

Just a FYI for those that worry about such things, JustforJeeps sells those moldings for $300.00. Just in case you want to make it an Overland again before you try to sell it.
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.....Just in case you want to make it an Overland again before you try to sell it.
Ha ha. Yeah, that's not a bad thing to keep in mind. Maybe I should save all the stock stuff, instead of selling it, when I replace them. Well, all but the rims/tires because I anticipate being able to cover the cost of the new set by selling the OEM set.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

We used these in the body shop for removing double sided tape residue, decals, pinstripes, etc. Won't hurt the paint. Also great when the moldings or emblems are going back on the car to remove the double sided tape from the molding or emblems. Some emblems with the tabs and tape are a PITA and just about worth buying new. Apply new tape and you're ready to go. The 3M is higher priced than other brands but they came out with the original and they are the only brand I've ever used and I know they work. You could try one of the less expensive brands since most guys don't use them every day. Chuck it up in a battery drill and use at about medium speed.
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Re: How to remove GC door badging?

Yeah, we've got those at work too, to take decals off. Makes a mess, but works great.
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