Yes, inside the actual letters, it is an outtyAre you sure thats not residue badge adhesive?
Lightly rub a finger nail across it to see if its an inny or outty.
If it turns out to be the clear coat and depending on how much is gone that might be able to be buffed out.
If too much of the clear coat is gone and its not possible to buff out i can see two alternatives.
Get the hood repainted
Buff the area out best you can, clean the area then buy a new badge and stick it back on.
If its an outty then thats left over adhesive residue from the badge.Yes, inside the actual letters, it is an outty
I will attempt to buff out with machine and see what happens after that
I tried removed with go gone I can not find what @moparado mentioned. I honestly feel.like it's clear coat lol because it's peeling outward of the letters not inwardYes, remove that residue and clean the area first. You’ll want to polish that area anyways even if you clear all that residue as you’ll likely have some ghosting. I just debadged mine and though nobody else probably would have noticed the ghosting, I most certainly knew it was there, especially in certain lighting.
Can you post a close up picture on what you're dealing with?
Man its still hard to see exactly whats going on.
Yes, the white outline does stick out, where I feel I can peel our ward. I have used the rubber eraser, but felt it wasn't removing the outer layer. Any specific brand on the polish? Luckily I don't have a polish machine, will be done by handMan its still hard to see exactly whats going on.
Do those white outlines protrude above the letter centers where it still looks like good paint?
If the white outlines are indeed adhesive i would still remove that first before any polishing.
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On the other hand from the modified pic above it seems like the clear coat but still hard to tell.
If you're sure its the clear coat and not adhesive then try polishing.
If you do decide to polish i wouldn't use a DA power polisher at least at first.
Instead i would first experiment using the polish with a micro fiber and some elbow grease to see how the whole thing reacts.
If you end up using an aggressive polishing compound and not experienced with using a power DA polisher there's the risk of taking the clear coat off right down to the base paint and maybe further.
Be careful whatever you decide because of done wrong, its a repaint.
I’m no professional and not sure if this would work for your specific job but I use Rupes Uno ProtectYes, the white outline does stick out, where I feel I can peel our ward. I have used the rubber eraser, but felt it wasn't removing the outer layer. Any specific brand on the polish? Luckily I don't have a polish machine, will be done by hand
I would not use an aggressive rubbing compound at least first.Yes, the white outline does stick out, where I feel I can peel our ward. I have used the rubber eraser, but felt it wasn't removing the outer layer. Any specific brand on the polish? Luckily I don't have a polish machine, will be done by hand
Off, you guys are saying not to use rubbing compound 😬😬 I used that when I removed the other emblems followed it with a cleaner wax. Did I mess up 😔I would not use an aggressive rubbing compound at least first.
If it is indeed adhesive you might try a bug & tar remover to see if that has any affect on removing it.
If you decide to polish, pick up a bottle that says polish and not wax and does not say any thing like rubbing compound.
Rubbing compound will remove clear coat and paint quickly but will require further more less aggressive polishing to get the shine back. And without a power DA polisher that would require a lot of elbow grease.
Yeah you might have to buy some chemicals for $20 to $30 but the alternative is a re-paint costing a couple thousand dollars and out of pocket no less.
Your goal should be to prevent a re-paint so if this were my deal i would take one baby step at a time to see what works and what doesn't work.
Glad you got your adhesive off with your method but thats you and your vehicle.Stop stressing over it! Get most of the glue off any way you can… heat, goofoff, paint prep spray, wd40, etc. If theres still some residue or if you need to get more aggressive, try a clay bar first, and if you STILL have some glue, move to a polishing compound.
From personal experience, prep spray on a warm sunny day and some elbow grease was enough. When it’s all off, you’ll probably still see a ghost image of the emblem due to weathering and sun exposure. I finished off with polishing compound to get rid of small swirls and to even out the look with the surrounding area. Any QUALITY compound will do… Meguires, Mothers, etc. Finally throw a layer of wax or sealant of your choice to protect the naked paint area.