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shmidii 09-17-2011 09:25 AM

Debadging?
 
I want to take off the chrome 4x4 laredo on my jeep, is it easy enough to do myself?
i looked up i can heat it up with a blow driver then get behind it with an old credit card and then rub the adhesive with adhesive cleaner.

Is it that easy?

StoneCold 09-17-2011 09:29 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
Yeah blow drier is ideal. If you get a hot day, that is sometimes enough.

Personally I'd use fishing line or something similar rather than the credit card. The card is more likely to scratch the paint.

Stuff like goo gone helps too. I used some WD40 and that worked well at removing the excess glue.

shmidii 09-17-2011 09:31 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StoneCold (Post 486119)
Yeah blow drier is ideal. If you get a hot day, that is sometimes enough.

Personally I'd use fishing line or something similar rather than the credit card. The card is more likely to scratch the paint.

Stuff like goo gone helps too. I used some WD40 and that worked well at removing the excess glue.

I was thinking of using a paper card like a business card, would that be better?
And goo gone or wd40 wont hurt the paint?

StoneCold 09-17-2011 09:36 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shmidii (Post 486120)
I was thinking of using a paper card like a business card, would that be better?
And goo gone or wd40 wont hurt the paint?

You might find that the paper card isn't strong enough, worth a shot though, can't do any harm.

And no it won't harm your paint, but be sure to give it a good clean afterwards. I used some compound to remove some stubborn bits of adhesive.

Others will chime in too:thumbsup:

DAVY27 09-17-2011 10:32 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StoneCold (Post 486119)
Yeah blow drier is ideal. If you get a hot day, that is sometimes enough.

Personally I'd use fishing line or something similar rather than the credit card. The card is more likely to scratch the paint.

Stuff like goo gone helps too. I used some WD40 and that worked well at removing the excess glue.

that's what i did. blowdryer n fishing line. goo gone to remove the excess and seal/wax the area

rammunitiondb9 09-17-2011 10:42 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
when i did mine i didnt use any type of heat other than the sun. i just used goo gone and fishing line. it worked good but like these guys are saying some source of heat would probably make your life easier. I would definitely recommend fishing line though, it works really slick.

Gn300 09-17-2011 05:28 PM

Re: Debadging?
 
Dental floss works as well as fishing line.

jeep5.7 09-17-2011 08:35 PM

Re: Debadging?
 
braid fishing line,goo gone,x2
then polish and wax to blend any discoloration and scratches out
worked geat on mine

Miguel4u2 09-17-2011 10:20 PM

Re: Debadging?
 
Just do it

Miguel4u2 09-17-2011 10:20 PM

Re: Debadging?
 
it will be worth it

NorthNJwk 09-18-2011 12:09 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
Definitely fishing line, some heat and some adhesive remover.. I think I used some turtle wax bug &nervous tar remover. Was quick and easy.

roddaz 09-18-2011 02:38 AM

Re: Debadging?
 
I did my 2007 Limited using dental floss then a tool from Wurth called a Caramel wheel(same colour and smells like caramel) which fits into a battery drill, Works great at getting rid of backing glue and no paint damage!!


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