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Old 03-20-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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For those who have "de-badged"...

For the guys that have debadged the CAMARO from both sides...

Did you just use the floss method or heatgun or both?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Floss worked fine
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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Floss worked fine
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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you kind of have to play with it. if you get it too hot the adhesive just gums up and comes off slow. I found it worked best to just cut the emblems off and then try to remove the adhesive by peeling it off the paint.

the cleaner the adheasive comes off the less you have to use something to remove the adheasive. when the adheasive is think the solvents don't work as well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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I heated the area using a hair dryer on low then used a Bondo Spatula wrapped in a moist paper towel and a very diluted solvent (goof off). Make absolutely sure you clean the area thoroughly during (if it takes you a while) and after though you do NOT want even a diluted solvent to remain on your paint. I don't remember the reason but in the past I have been advised against using floss to remove badges from my vehicles.

Also, if you care about keeping the letters be very careful when removing the M as it is very flimsy on the top edge.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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Floss then wd-40 to remove residue then IPA to remove wd-40. Wash and wax!

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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blow drier on low/med for a minute or so and the glue for the CAMARO was soft enough to twist a letter at a time off. Cleaned up the left over adhesive with Goo Gone and done. Use a microfiber towel to remove the adhesive as it will be soft enough to not scratch the clear coat.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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For the guys that have debadged the CAMARO from both sides...

Did you just use the floss method or heatgun or both?
heatgun was far superior than the floss method.
left very little residue to scrub off.

I did 1 side the floss way and it was a bitch..
did the other side with a hair dryer and took half the time as very little glue was left.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies guys.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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Blow dryer. Floss, unwaxed floss to be exact, and Googone. Results: very clean look, sore thumbs!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #12
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Hair dryer, heat up the letter for just a minute, pry an edge and direct the heat as you slowly pry/pull the letter. You will see the adhesive pull away from the car. If you pull to fast you will see the adhesive stick to the car, so slow down and all of the adhesive will stick to the letter. Zero/nothing will be left on the car if you take your time pulling up slowly, say about 30 seconds per letter. Did one letter with floss and ended up spending more time trying to remove the leftover adhesive off the car. Once I finished, a nice coat of wax and it was good to go!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #13
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Used both.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #14
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How ever you do it, it's a must..I noticed more people's heads turn and they realize I drive a ZL1 vs a tricked out Camaro. GM should of done this from the factory, no disrespect to Camaro.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:36 PM   #15
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Agree floss with using a hairdryer.For me(and only me)lol,it drives me crazy when i am cleaning my car and the towel catches on the camaro name the bowtie on back.that is why i painted the stripe on also.Name:  IMG954766.jpg
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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I used fishing line for the emblem and a rubber wheel for the adhesive/double sided sticky tape.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #17
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Heat.... And something soft to start lifting the letters off...
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #18
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I think, people that debadge, in general think of their car as

"A totally new car by Chevy that is BASED on the Camaro Platform" It's such a 'super camaro', that calling it a camaro just doesn't make sense anymore.

Does that make sense anyone? Do you agree?
(not trying to pick a fight, just curious)
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #19
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I think, people that debadge, in general think of their car as

"A totally new car by Chevy that is BASED on the Camaro Platform" It's such a 'super camaro', that calling it a camaro just doesn't make sense anymore.

Does that make sense anyone? Do you agree?
(not trying to pick a fight, just curious)
Do you call the "super corvette" a ZR1 or just a Corvette?
How bout the Z28.... I think most would say they drove a Z28 not a camaro..
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #20
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Do you call the "super corvette" a ZR1 or just a Corvette?
How bout the Z28.... I think most would say they drove a Z28 not a camaro..
Not sure . . .

It seems like many of my coworkers are car snobs (Porsche, etc . . .) so if I have 'just a camaro', they might hear V6 (seriously), so I always talk about it as a 'ZL1', which is the most powerful convertible Chevy has ever sold.
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ZL1, ZR1, V coupe......never the "long names" always the what makes it special name.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #22
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I think, people that debadge, in general think of their car as

"A totally new car by Chevy that is BASED on the Camaro Platform" It's such a 'super camaro', that calling it a camaro just doesn't make sense anymore.

Does that make sense anyone? Do you agree?
(not trying to pick a fight, just curious)

Not even close...

Folks that debadge simply like the "cleaner" look of the car without badges. It has nothing to do with thinking the car is better or superior to a base model.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #23
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I think, people that debadge, in general think of their car as

"A totally new car by Chevy that is BASED on the Camaro Platform" It's such a 'super camaro', that calling it a camaro just doesn't make sense anymore.

Does that make sense anyone? Do you agree?
(not trying to pick a fight, just curious)

I have debadged all of my vehicles including the leased ones! It gives a much cleaner look to the car and makes it easier when washing and waxing. It really makes a black car look "black". It also forces the people that don't really know cars and pretending that they do ask you "what kind of car is that"?
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #24
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The gold bowties SUCK!!, and take away from the good looks of the car..


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #25
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After speaking with a professional detailer he recommended 3M general automotive adhesive solvent. It's paint and clear coat friendly.

What he said to do was to pour a little bit over what you want removed, let it penetrate for a few minutes and then do a light heat up with a hair dryer (he uses a heat gun but same thing) and then slowly work it off with dental floss or if you get luky, just wiggle it off with your hand.

The adhesive solvent will make cleaning up the residue easier.

Haven't tried it yet. Too cold to work in my garage but its the first thing being done so I can match my black front bow tie with a black back bow tie
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