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Old 04-17-2010, 01:18 AM   #1
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Removing the "Camaro" emblem off the side

Has anyone done this? Just got my car on Monday. I think it would be a cleaner look with out them. Never been a big fan of emblems.

Anyway, what is the best way to do this and not hurt the paint under?
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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Anaheim Hills! Thats my work turf I've read a few things about debadging.. I've always used fishing line to remove the emblems, and removed the residue with a clearcoat safe adhesive remover.. I pretty sure Mineral Spirits is clearcoat safe... It's been awhile since I've debadged. Just make sure to wax that bad boy afterwards, adhesive remover will remove all the wax as well...

PLEASE be careful as to what you use to remove the gunk... Paint thinner = Paint Booth, if your not 100% sure, don't use it... A friend of mine purchased "Adhesive Remover" it didn't advertise that it would eat all the way down to bare metal within 10 seconds... PM me if you have any issues.. I'm always in ANH Hills
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:32 AM   #3
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I have used dental floss on my SRT8 Jeep. Worked like a champ. I plan on doing the same thing as you when mine comes in.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:51 AM   #4
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i did mine with a little heat and fishing line ( spider line ) worked great ,what do you think .
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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I've used goof off successfully on the clear coat of my 2000 camry. It will remove spots of touch up paint that you get on accidentally but won't remove the factory paint.

You could always take off the just the CA, and make it say MARO, take a picture and then start a thread. Sit back and watch the heated responses.

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Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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Fishing line and 3m adhesive remover. The 3m won't hurt your paint.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #7
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Bad RS convinced me with those pictures, will be doing this Sunday. Looks so much cleaner!!
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #8
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Fishing line and 3m adhesive remover. The 3m won't hurt your paint.
X2. A hair dryer carefully used will make the process even easier. I did my Tundra this way, and the 3M remover worked great on the clear coat. This makes waxing a lot easier also, especially if there are a lot of emblems on a vehicle.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #9
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They are off!! I took before and after pictures. They are on my desktop, how do I post them? Do I need to upload them somewhere first?
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Click "go advanced" then the paperclip.. Upload there and preview post to make sure they uploaded correctly..
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:03 PM   #11
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:04 PM   #12
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Cool it worked, thanks LTRS
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #13
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No problem! Looks great!
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:29 PM   #14
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Hmmm and removing the emblm make it easier to clean too
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #15
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just make sure you don forget what car it is afterwards :P
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #16
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im going to attempt to do this 2day wish me luck
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:58 PM   #17
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It looks nice and all but if we start taking these emblems off that might give GM the idea to remove them all together to save a little more money!
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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ok so i did it..... took about 30min time in total. I purchased a adhesive remover "Krud Kutter" ultra power, used dental floss, and a hair dryer for one side only(cord didnt reach). I blow dried while using a floss to go behind the letters once a letter came off, I rubbed with my fingers to get out as much adhesive as I could with my hands. once there was just a little of an outline I applied the adhesive to a cloth and gently rubbed away removing adhesive then I would (using a bowl of water and car soap, and a sponge) clean the surface of the letter adhesive I just removed. I did this exactly the same for each letter. worked out great, letters come off easy with the floss. Take a look
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #19
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Looks killer!!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #20
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That looks sweet!!! Good job!
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:10 AM   #21
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ok so i did it..... took about 30min time in total. I purchased a adhesive remover "Krud Kutter" ultra power, used dental floss, and a hair dryer for one side only(cord didnt reach). I blow dried while using a floss to go behind the letters once a letter came off, I rubbed with my fingers to get out as much adhesive as I could with my hands. once there was just a little of an outline I applied the adhesive to a cloth and gently rubbed away removing adhesive then I would (using a bowl of water and car soap, and a sponge) clean the surface of the letter adhesive I just removed. I did this exactly the same for each letter. worked out great, letters come off easy with the floss. Take a look

Looks good I used rubbing alcohol to remove the 3M tape residue. Did a DIY thread on it here.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #22
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Need a little help I removed the dealership decal on the trunk of my camaro used some 70% rubbing alchol to take of the advesive that was still on the car got it removed. I can kinda of see where the decal was at still should I use an adhesive remover that is safe for the car to remove the outline or try to buff it out using a non abrasive wax. thx for the replies.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:04 PM   #23
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Need a little help I removed the dealership decal on the trunk of my camaro used some 70% rubbing alchol to take of the advesive that was still on the car got it removed. I can kinda of see where the decal was at still should I use an adhesive remover that is safe for the car to remove the outline or try to buff it out using a non abrasive wax. thx for the replies.

I would use some Goo Off. If you still see any outline, then you might try some "Revive Polish" by Adams (I use Adam's products, so that's the one I know will work). Then put on some wax.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:25 PM   #24
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I would assume the GM chicklets on the front fenders would take the same process. Heat them, fishing line or dental floss. Pull them off, adhesive remover, and wax?
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Wow, this car looks really good without all the emblems. I'm going to do this also.
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